I did it. I swore I'd never have the patience for it... swore it was against my religion to do so... promised myself it needed to happen organically, without an inkling of structure but...
I finally measured out the ingredients for my guacamole mix!!!
Wait -- what did you think I was going to say? Holy cow people!
Anyways, I did it. In a shot-glass no less, and endured the most judge-y of eye-brow raises from my husband just so I could finally give you guys an accurate description of how I take an avocado and turn it into something undeniably wonderful. Something that not only has to be licked clean from the bowl, but also any surface it touches. Like the fork you'll use to mash it. I used to mash my avocados with a butter knife. But licking them was a tad dangerous =) And here I go again on a lovely tangent. Jenn and knives: a recipe for disaster. Though lately the bulk of my injuries are from things like running into the frame of my bed, getting overzealous with the scissors, and poking myself in the eye with a mascara wand. Wait! Crap! Guacamole! We were talking about guacamole! After all, it's NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY! *throws confetti* Let's do this!
Freaking Fabulous Guacamole
[serves two]what's in it?
1 jumbo, ripe HAAS Avocado
3 tablespoons of Mrs. Renfro's Green Salsa [or your favorite jar of salsa verde!]
3-5 tablespoons of chopped, ripe tomato
1/4 tsp of lime juice for a fruity burst of acidity
chopped red onion
fresh, diced jalapenos
DIY Guacamole Seasoning Blend [for one large avocado]
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried minced onion [or onion powder]
a pinch of cumin, to taste
1/4 tsp dried cilantro [love this brand!]
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
guac this way!
Combine all ingredients, minus the tomatoes. Mash to desired consistency, top with diced tomatoes and dig in! I like mine on the chunkier side -- It sticks to the chips better. And my ribs =) Serve up with crispy corn tortilla chips and crunchy veggies of dollop on top of tacos... nachos... anything your heart desires!
AMAZING! Duh! The photos came out a little less than stellar because I had a very anxious Marine drooling over the bowl while I tried to get the perfect shot. What we lack in patience we make up for in freaking amazing guacamole. It's a gift and a curse, really.
wanna save some for later? Squirt a teeny bit of lime juice into the guac and slap the leftovers on a square of saran wrap. Wrap the leftover guacamole like a burrito, pressing out air as you seal it into a little pouch. This will prevent it from oxidizing and changing colors in your fridge. Enjoy it slapped on a savory stuffed sweet potato for dinner or dig in the following day. Though with a small batch like this, leftovers are pretty much nonexistent. You'll practically lick the bowl. Ok you'll definitely lick the bowl!
Your homework? Go make some guac today! I'm off to plop myself in front of the fan with Bullet the Ferret -- our AC is broken and fall weather hasn't exactly kicked in yet. I'm melting.
Happy National Guacamole Day!