Every summer (and occasionally throughout the year) my husband and I are asked to whip up our famous guacamole. I don't even know how it came together, but people really seem to enjoy it.
In light of the holidays upon us this weekend I thought I would share this delicious guacamole recipe with you. It will keep you satisfied and nourished so you can enjoy all of your weekend activities.
- 3 avocados, mashed (keep the pits) - for tips on slicing click here
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 purple onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- Salt & pepper to taste
Start by mixing the basics (avocados, tomatoes, and purple onion) in a serving bowl. Add garlic, lime juice and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Now comes the fun part: taste the guacamole and adjust as necessary. We usually add in more lime, garlic and cilantro.
Note: Mix the pits into the guacamole to keep it from oxidizing and turning brown. If you do need to store the guacamole for later use, be sure to press a layer of plastic wrap directly onto the guacamole to avoid oxidation & discolouration of the mix.
To make mashing a little easier you can try this cool 4-in-1 Avocado Tool from Williams Sonoma. I got it for Christmas a few years ago & it certainly helps my prep.
Serve the guacamole with crudités, healthy vegetable chips, or Que Pasa's awesome organic corn tortilla chips.