I freaking love guacamole. I can remember a time when it was irrelevant, almost non-existent. WHAT WAS LIFE? It’s a yummy, versatile snack and can even satisfy my spice addiction most of the time (although I should make myself a separate batch with more peppers and spice as to not burn the esophagus of innocent consumers.) If you aren’t a guac-connoisseur, fear not; this is a super simple recipe with a rewarding delicious pay off. Tip: use fancier bowls and settings for dinner parties and photos – I am just too lazy or amateur. Keep reading for the recipe!
So the base of guacamole is avocado or aguacate, duh! Avocados are a really good mono-saturated fatty superfood; full of antioxidants, omega-3’s, high in fiber, potassium and protein, and low in sugar. They also are grown with far less pesticides than most fruits and veggies- you can use avocado as a creamy alternative for mayo on sandwiches, or as a 1:1 ratio substitute for butter/oil in baking.
You can get really creative with your ingredients in guacamole – make it as complex or as simple as your little tummy desires. I find this combination of ingredients to be the most delicioso for my taste buds. You can get all of these ingredients at any grocery store, and feel free to sub different varieties of peppers, onion or tomatoes as preferred. For example, some people would prefer more tomato than I like, and some fresh cilantro mixed in- but i effing hate cilantro so here we are.
- Tomatoes– i used a handful of rainbow minis, but a lot of times people use Roma.
- Onion- I used about half a shallot (I love their potency and flavor) or Red Onion. Omit if desired.
- 3 Cloves Garlic minced- use less or more to your liking, but I LOVE. Garlic is another magical ingredient; it boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure and cholesterol, improves circulation and heart health amongst other things!! No vampires here (come at me though, Eric Northman).
- Jalapeño – again, to your preference. I use a whole fresh jalapeño, with the seeds for heat. You can remove the seeds to make it a little less spicy, or use less of the pepper.
- Lime juice– the lime gives it delicious flavor and also helps preserve your leftovers from browning!
- Salt, pepper and chilli powder or cayenne to taste.
Now comes the fun part – chop that veggie rainbow up and throw it all in a bowl. Scoop your avocado (be careful not to cut through it onto your hand like so many idiots have!) and combine it with the chopped ingredients. You can use a fork to mash it all up to a creamy consistency until it meets your liking. Pair with some tortilla chips or add it on top of your tacos- and cheers with a Pacifico! Yummy Yummy.
Super simple, right? How do you like to make your guacamole? Let me know in the comments below.