Did you know September 16 is National Guacamole Day? Nice! Here is an easy recipe to make your own guacamole at home, but if you prefer to buy already made that works too. May I suggest some nice crispy tortilla chips and a margarita to go with that guacamole?
- 2 avocados
- juice of a lime
- 3 cloves garlic
- fresh cilantro, chopped to make about 2 tablespoons
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite salsa (homemade or store bought)
- salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Split avocado in half, remove seed. Use a knife (a regular table knife is fine) to slice lengthwise, then crosswise to make cubes. Now use a spoon and scoop out your avocado into a large bowl.
Finely chop your garlic. I used 3 decent size cloves for mine, normally I would add more for just my family, but we had company so I restrained myself and only used 3 cloves. Adjust the amount of garlic to your liking.
Squeeze in juice from half of a fresh lime. Add the chopped cilantro. Add the salsa.
Now I used a fork to smush up the avocado more and combine things well. Be patient, it took me about 5 minutes worth of smashing to get it to the consistency you see here. Taste and add salt and fresh ground pepper to your liking. Go lighter on the salt than you normally would because if you eat with salty chips or other foods you do not want it to be over salted.
Now refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to give the flavors a chance to blend well.
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