Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Michelle may have a problem with avocado. She absolutely loves it and finds any excuse to eat it. If you're also a fan of guacamole, please, please, please don't buy the pre-made store bought guacamole. It's loaded with salt and preservatives and really isn't healthy at all. Making your own at home is really easy, too!

Here's one of our guacamole recipes. This one is chunkier and goes well as a topping to say, a southwest burger, which we'll be posting about soon.

Here's what you need:
3 ripe avocados
2 roma tomatoes
1/2 small red onion
1 small can of green chiles
Juice of 1 lime
kosher salt

Here's what you do:
Dice up your avocado and put in a medium bowl.

Seed and dice your tomato.

And, dice your onion. If you don't want chunks of onion in your guac, either do a fine dice, or you could substitute onion powder. Shallots would also be a good alternative.

Michelle also really loves cilantro, so we add a lot of it to our guacamole. You can add as much as you like, but it's essential to a good guac.

If you pay attention in the grocery store, buy the can of chopped green chilies. If you're Michelle and just grab a can without really looking, then dice up your green chili. Toss that in the bowl with everything else.

Squeeze in the juice of one lime.

Taste and add kosher salt as needed. Don't go too crazy. Remember if you're eating this with tortilla chips, they will have salt on them. If you're using this as a topping on something else, it will have salt in it too.

Give that a good stir and mash it up just a bit. For this guacamole, we want it chunky since this is a burger topping. For dips, we either mash it MUCH more, or run it through the food processor.

That's it! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Almost exactly the way we make ours. When tomatoes aren't ripe (3/4th of the year) I'll use a little tomato salsa instead. Also, I usually put in a little cumin and chili powder.