I'm working hard to bump up from "braindead + totally clueless" to "novice" in the kitchen. Mexican is on the menu for tonight, naturally that includes guacamole...and I must admit a bit of prejudice: I hate guacamole. My husband loves the stuff. I do not. Blame it on the few times I've purchased it premade, only to find a pureed, mucky brownish mess. The taste was muddy and unfresh to me.
But today I tried my hand at making my own guac. Turns out I like guacamole...when it's of the chunky + fresh variety!
Plenty experienced mamas out there know how to make this, I'm sure. But this post is for my fellow kitchen novices. :) Most of this recipe is experimentation! You cannot screw it up. If you love tomatoes, add some in. Don't like cilantro? Nix it. Even a bit of sour cream or hot sauce would be delicious.
Easy Peasy Guacamole
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 small mild pepper of your choice, sliced
salt + black pepper
Slice avocados into bowl and mash with a fork until you feel carpal tunnel coming on. (It takes a few minutes!) Add onion + garlic + mild pepper to mashed avocados, mix thoroughly. Then season with cilantro + lime juice + salt + pepper until you get that fresh, bright summertime flavor.
Makes about 3/4 cup...enough for chips + dip for 2, or meal toppings for 4. Be sure to keep chilled in an airtight container. :)