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Guacamole

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

Ingredients

  • 4 medium avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. 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
  2.  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**
  3.  Dice the onion until it is extremely fine (nobody likes to chew on a large piece of onion)
  4. 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
  5. Juice the lime over the avocado and stir in the rest of the ingredients
  6. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

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