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Whole-y Guacamole

I love love LOVE guacamole.  Ever since my senior year of college when my G-love and I discovered our passionate love for it, I have been super excited about it.  We enjoyed using those dry seasoning packets that you get in the sauce aisle.  Just mashed up avocados and a seasoning packet.  Delish.  Then I found out that I can make guacamole just as easily and without any special ingredients.  Without all of those extra fillers and preservatives and all the extra mess that lived in the seasoning packet.  Even more delish.

What you need…

  • 4 ripe regular sized HASS avocados (emphasis added at the request of my mother)
  • 1 tbsp diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp diced tomatoes
  • 1 diced jalapeno
  • 1 lime
  • S&P
  • some cilantro leaves (if you like that kinda thing)

Seed the avocados, and deeply score them (like the following example) before you scoop out the meat with a spoon.

Add onion, tomato, and jalapeno.  Roll the lime on a flat surface to free up all the juice and squeeze.  Mash.  Salt & pepper to taste.   If you like, and if it’s handy, add a couple dashes of cumin to the mix.

At this point, I usually grab a couple tablespoons of cilantro-free guac for myself, set them aside, and then add the cilantro leaves (I keep them whole) by gently mixing them in.

P.S. — NYTimes had a cool article about why some people don’t like the taste of cilantro.  I always attributed it to some gene that made it taste like soap to me.  Maybe it’s psychosomatic.


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