When the NFL playoffs come around, visions of avocadoes begin dancing in my head, and I know it’s almost time for guacamole. Guac is best when made with fresh ingredients and served as soon as it is mixed. This is not the type of thing you want to make beforehand.
“But what about the guacamole in the produce section of my local grocery store?”
No. That stuff is mostly sour cream, and should you choose to serve it at a Super Bowl party, expect an unpleasant visit from Daredevil and Foggy, avocadoes at law. Justice will be served. Use this Easy Guacamole Recipe instead.
3 avocadoes (Haas are the best for this purpose, but they are not always available)
2/3 cup diced white onion
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1-2 cloves minced garlic
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp cayenne pepper
- Halve the avocadoes, remove the stone, and scoop out the avocado fruit from the skin.
- Place the the avocado fruit into a mixing and smash until it begins to smooth, but still has chunkiness to it. In restaurants that serve tableside guac, the preparer typically uses a fork to this. However, if you have a potato masher at home, it is perfect for this
- Add the onion and mix in.
- Add the tomato and mix in.
- Add cilantro, garlic, salt, cumin, and cayenne.
- Squeeze the juice of ½ lime over the mixture and mix until all the ingredients are dispersed pretty well.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips.
Guacamole can vary wildly, so tailor the amounts of spices to your own particular taste. For those who like a bit of a kick, add diced fresh jalapeno.
Avocado begins to brown quickly when exposed to oxygen. The lime juice helps delay this process, but not for long.