My Super Famous Guacamole
I think Guacamole is a food much like chocolate chip cookies — even though the varieties are similar, everyone has their favorite thing about their particular recipe! Read on to learn more about how I like to make guacamole, and why it’s the perfect accompaniment to your Cinco de Mayo festivities.
Guacamole tips I’ve received over the years:
1. Add a bit of red bell pepper or tomato for color.
2. Add lime juice to prevent the avocado from browning. (I’ve never had fruit juice prevent the guac from browning, but I could be doing it wrong. I’d be interested to hear your ideas in the comments).
I often add the pepper and/or tomato to my guacamole for color and I know that many like the citrus taste of lime, so I left those ingredients in there. But this time I was making my dad’s and that stuff just didn’t fit. So, here’s the recipe for the pretty one sitting above in the picture.
6 avocados, slightly soft
1 bunch cilantro
4 jalapeno peppers
0-2 habanero peppers, depending on how spicy you like it
1 bunch green onions
1 dash salt
1 dash pepper
1 tsp. lime juice (optional)
1/2 C. chopped tomato or red pepper (optional)
Mash avocados in a large bowl using a potato masher. Chop cilantro, jalapenos, habaneros, and green onions, and add to avocados with potato masher. Add lime juice and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite Mexican-style chips, or use as a spread on a sandwich. Enjoy!