Friday, September 21, 2012

HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE



I have to confess I haven't always liked guacamole.

I didn't like the fact it was green! 

I didn't like the fact that it was mushy!

And, I didn't even like the look of an avocado!

I was weird! Ha!

Honestly, I cannot even remember when I started liking guacamole but all I know is that now I LOVE it!!!

No one in my house ever made it when I was growing up.  I don't even remember knowing about guacamole until I was older...probably in my teens.  Gosh, that was a fateful day when I realized I liked that green mush because now I can probably sit down and eat a plate of it! "Moment on the lips...forever on the hips" comes to mind when I scoop up a big serving of it...but it does not deter me because I realized how "healthy" it is for me...haha!  Everything in moderation...right?

Because I did not have anyone teach me how to make guacamole...I just kind of made up my own recipe so it may be unconventional but I think it tastes amazing.  Don't let the mayo or sour cream in it deter you.  You can leave it out if you want...it would still be creamy and yummy.  I like it because it adds just another level of flavor and a little more creaminess to it and I only add about a teaspoon.  But it is strictly your call.

I usually just "eye" the recipe and look for the right consistency and flavor.  This is a recipe that you just can't go wrong on.  So, go ahead and give it a try.  It's easy and it's just right for a Friday night!


HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE

4 large avocados or the equivalent
3 tablespoons of onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon mayonnaise or sour cream (optional)
1-2 teaspoons lime or lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste


Choose your avocados.  The picture above should give you an idea of the size I used for this recipe.

Peel the outer skin off of the avocado.

Cut avocado in half and remove the pit.


















Cut avocado into chunks and mash with whatever you like.  I have always used this meat tenderizer, don't ask me why, I just do.  You can use whatever works best for you. I like to mash it but leave some smaller whole pieces for texture.



Add your onions and garlic and stir

Add your mayo or sour cream (or not) and stir


Add salt and pepper to your liking. 

I forgot to take a picture of the lime/lemon juice being added but you can add it now.



ENJOY!

4 comments:

karen lopez said...

Try adding a little ground cumin to it! It enhances the flavors!

Anonymous said...

I learned from my in-laws that milk is used to make it creamy. Just a little splash! Thought I'd share for those who want a mayo alternative.

Little Magnolia Kitchen said...

Thanks Karen...I will try that next time! I appreciate you and the Anonymous viewer for stopping by and checking out my blog. I will be posting new recipes next week...can't wait for fall cooking!!

Studio316 said...

I plan on trying this recipe out in the coming week. I sometimes use sour cream for that added touch of creaminess, but think I may try the mayo or the splash of milk next time.