When I went grocery shopping on Monday for the Black Bean Burgers (see Monday's post!) I needed an avocado for the salsa. The loose avocados were hard as a rock though. I've learned from a past bad experience that hard, unripe avocados are not tasty. The bag of four avocados though were nice and soft. So, instead of one avocado I ended up with four. My husband and I both love avocados, even though the kids don't. So I was super excited to be able to make some guacamole. There are tons of guacamole recipes out there on the internet. I had never made homemade guacamole before this, but have eaten it many times when I've gone out to eat at Mexican restaurants. I referred to foodnetwork to find a recipe and adapted it a little to fit my needs. Overall, I thought the guacamole was okay. I ended up using it as a dip for my quesadillas that I made that night, instead of eating it with tortilla chips, like I originally had planned. It was nice having homemade guacamole, but next time I may try making this recipe as originally written!
recipe adapted from foodnetwork.com - courtesy of Alton Brown, Good Eats
original recipe here
2 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.
Mommy & Daddy Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.