Monday, November 4, 2013

Gaucamole

Over the weekend, I had some friends over for dinner, potluck style.  Despite the fact that I kind of thought to point of a potluck was you get to bring whatever you want and everyone has a random dinner, I was asked for a theme.  We decided on Mexican.  I made Quinoa Black Bean Casserole and this delicious gauc.

I love avocados, sometimes I eat them plain.  I also add them to sandwiches and salads.  I've seen some really good recipes for avocado dressing.  And then there's the weird snack - avocado with cottage cheese and salt.  However, I think that guacamole might be my favorite way to shove mad amounts of the green stuff into my face.  Many people add tons of things to gauc, which is all well and good, but I prefer more of a classic.



2 Ripe Avocado's
1 Big Handful Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 Red Onion, finely chopped
1 Clove Garlic, minced or pressed
Juice of 1 Lime
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the flesh.  Plop in a bowl.





Halve the tomatoes, or if they're really big, you can quarter them.  I was feeling lazy.  However, not too lazy to arrange them into the best letter.  Add them to the bowl.





Then, add the onion.



And the garlic.



Season heartily with salt and pepper, then add the lime juice.



Mash with a fork, fancy mashing implement (I think this is actually a flat whisk, but I got it at IKEA, so I'm not entirely sure), your fingers, etc.





Load some up on a chip and eat.  You know, just to check and make sure it's good.  If you think it needs something else, then add it.  Repeat until the guacamole is perfect or gone.



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