Sunday, February 26, 2012


I know everyone has their own guacamole recipe, but I still need to post this one.  I've made a lot of different guacamoles over time, but this one beats them all... hands down.  I got this recipe from my friend, Melissa, over at The Franson Kitchen.  She made it with her amazing cafe rio when she invited our family over for dinner last winter.  It was delicious then and it was delicious when I made it again last weekend for my son's birthday party.  Guacamole has been one thing I've been craving during this pregnancy.  I think I could eat it every day... especially if I made this recipe every day!  And I did actually make this recipe (in smaller proportion) three different times in the last week.  :)  It is just that good.  I basically make it just as Melissa has it posted on her blog, with the exception of the jalapeno.  You need some for flavor, but I don't add a whole one... just enough to add the flavor without the spice.  I'll post it below the way I make it. 

The Best Guacamole Ever

4-5 ripe avocados (if they are large ones, only 4)
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 of a small jalapeno, minced
1/2 cup minced red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
Cut avocados in half length-wise and remove pits.  Scoop the avocado flesh from the shells.  In a medium bowl, mash with a potato masher or large fork.  You don't want to completely turn it to mush, leave a few small chunks for texture.  Add the remaining ingredients.  
Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer or as a topping for tacos or other mexican dishes. 
You can make this a couple of hours in advance, but you will want to be sure to seal it well so that no air gets to the surface and turns it brown.  I take plastic wrap and press it down on top of the guacamole in the bowl, removing all the air and making sure the edges are sealed well.  Then just remove the plastic wrap when you're ready to serve.

1 comment:

Mary Voogt said...

This was really good! I'm sad I could only have a tiny bit b/c of the peppers/onions :P I think I'm going to make some guac with our tacos tonight (my own version). I have a bunch of ripe avocados to use.