Ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you that I am an avocado fiend. I will eat that stuff on just about anything! Seriously though. Salads, bread, sandwiches, chicken strips, fries…you name it and I have probably tried it. So, naturally I had to formulate a bomb-diggity guac recipe to make here at home. I know it didn’t cost you $5 to make that tablespoon of guacamole on my plate restaurants. I’m not fooled at all! When my family went on a cruise we did a shore excursion called Salsa and Salsa and Margaritas where we spent the whole time learning to make salsas, guacamole, margaritas (oh yeah) and salsa dancing. They sent us home with recipe sheets and I have formulated my perfect guac. Here it is y’all:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 clove of garlic, diced
- 1/4 lime wedge juice
- cilantro, to taste
- salt, to taste
Cut avocado in half and scoop out the goodies, minus the seed. I like to wedge my knife into the seed and twist it out of the avocado half. Then you’ve got to get the slippery little sucker off your knife, which is not that easy. Put avocado halves into a small bowl. Depending on how salty you like it, start with 1/4 tsp and work your way up. I usually don’t measure, but for the sake of you lovely people reading my post I did. 😉 I liked the salt at 1/2 teaspoon, but just figure out what works for you. Squeeze the lime wedge into the bowl and add the garlic clove.
Once it is mashed to your desired consistency, add the cilantro. I just snipped my cilantro with kitchen shears. You could nix the cilantro if that’s not something you like, but I love cilantro like I love avocados. Unfortunately my husband loathes a strong cilantro flavor so I have to tone it down.
Mix all the ingredients together until well combined and taste test until the flavor is perfect. I’d say if you feel like it is lacking something, just add a bit more salt. That’s usually the fix it needs. And try not to eat it all while taste testing. I know, easier said than done. Seriously guys, I’ve got a problem.
Now you’ve got some rockin’ guac that is easy to whip up and wonderful on just about everything. I hope you try it out!