The sun is out and summer Has arrived. The time for dinner parties, patio gatherings, and a circle of men standing around a grill is here! So enjoy this! After living in Texas 15 years, I give to you: Our guacamole recipe.
Here’s the gear you will need:
- Sharp knife
- Cutting Board
- Large bowl for mixing
- Bowl to squeeze lime juice in
- Bowls for serving
- Large Spoon
Now, you’ll need to buy all these ingredients fresh and get them prepared. NO SUBSTITUTES!
- 5 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
- 1 lime, juiced fresh
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 medium red onion, diced fresh
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced fresh
- 1 ½ – 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 2 clove garlic, minced
Here’s what to do:
Prepare ALL ingredients fresh. Now, take that large bowl and fill it with the insides of that freshly prepared avocado. Pour the lime juice over the avocado and coat it; make sure it is coated completely. After the avocado has sat there a minute or so covered in lime juice, drain the juice and keep it off to the side for a few.
Add the salt and use a fork to smash it together. Then, mix in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Once you’ve mixed it up and it is nice and thick, add about 1 Tablespoon of that lime juice back in. Make sure it is nice and thick; don’t add too much lime juice back in. There are few things more tragic than watered down guacamole.
Serve and eat immediately. NOTE: Guacamole turns brown if you let it sit. Eat it now, and eat it all!
So do you have your own guacamole recipe? Share it with us!
Next week: A homemade salsa recipe, also from Texas. Goes GREAT with the guacamole!