So, I think there’s gonna be a bit of a Mexican theme coming up here. I am obsessed with Mexican food and all it has to offer. Chimichangas, enchiladas, salsa, quesadillas, fajitas….must I go on?!?!
This guacamole is a staple in our house. My boyfriend’s favorite after-work snack is tortilla chips with one of three dip choices — salsa, hummus, or guacamole. When I can, I like to have a fresh batch for him. So, that ends up being nearly weekly. He doesn’t complain 🙂 🙂
The guacamole recipe I have come up with is very simple but citrusy, spicy, and delicious. I also add cherry tomatoes to the finished product because it gives an extra element of flavor (and another veggie….DUH!). I also cooked some bacon to very-crispy-status and mixed it in once. That was ridiculous!! That was an idea from Everyday Sarah Jane who actually inspired me to get into blogging. WHO CAN SAY NO TO BACON!??!?! Thank you, Sarah!!
Anyway, this guac is simple and scrumptious….and it’s ready in 5 minutes which I’m totally ok with!!
Guacamole de Nicole
- 3 avocados, ripe and ready to peel & scoop
- 3 limes, juiced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/4 c. fresh cilantro or a couple squeezes of the tubed kind (totally great in a pinch)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. heat of your choice (optional)
- 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered (optional)
~ So, cut the avocados in half and then score the knife around the middle, basically creating two halves connected to the pit. Remove the pit and scoop out the yummy, creamy green goodness into a medium-sized bowl. Using a potato masher, mash the avocado to a desired consistency. I like mine kinda chunky! 🙂
~ Juice the limes and pour the juice into the mix. Stir a bit to get the flavors combined.
~ Roughly chop the jalapeño and the 1/2 red onion. Throw them right into a small food processor and pulse until very finely minced. I like doing this in a food processor because it eliminates the element of surprise i.e. biting into a hunk of red onion. This also helps the flavors further meld!! Scrape the jalapeño & onion mix into the avocado-lime mix.
~ Add the cilantro, salt, pepper, and heat (optional) and continue to stir and mash with a fork.
~ If you’re partying with the cherry tomatoes, now’s the time to add those in. Doesn’t this look incredible??!?! Check out those colors! <3
~ TIP — when storing the guac, make sure you press plastic wrap directly against the guac in the container you choose to use. This eliminates the guacamole turning brown and provides longevity. Each time you eat this, adjust the plastic wrap accordingly. However, if it’s all gone in one sitting, you don’t have to worry about said plastic wrap. 🙂 <3