Guacamole is one of my favorite snacks. I shamlessly admit that I can effortlessly eat the entire recipe listed below. You know the cliche of the person who eats an entire pie and wonders where it went? That’s me with guacamole. While I don’t descriminate and have tried many recipes, my go to recipe has simple ingredients. Trust me, I’ve prepared this for many dinner parties and each time it’s a hit. I think it’s so unique because it’s so simple doesn’t lack boldness or flavor.
Serves: 6-8 (unless you’re like me, then double it)
Prep time: 20 minutes
- 4 medium avocados
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 large lime, juiced
- salt to taste
- Slice in half, pit and peel the avocado by using a paring knife. Try cutting the avocado while still in the skin in a checkerboard pattern. Then flip it over and push it out of the skin into a medium size bowl. That makes it easier but takes longer
- Using a medicine mallet or hand held garlic smasher, smash the garlic until it is extremely fine. If you are using the mallet, add a pinch of salt to the garlic before smashing to make it easier. **The salt grinds help break down the garlic**
- Dice the onion until it is extremely fine (nobody likes to chew on a large piece of onion)
- Use a hand-held mixer or fork to mash the avocado. Be careful not to mash it too much or else it will lose the intended thick consistency
- Juice the lime over the avocado and stir in the rest of the ingredients
- Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!