Classic Guacamole!

The title Classic Guacamole! is courtesy of my favorite food tester: the boyfriend 🙂

Bobby and I both adore guacamole and have it often. He told me last week that he didn’t know how to make it, so of course I had to let him help me create this recipe. He knew he wanted fresh cilantro (only $0.39/bunch at Milk Pail Market), so we built up our dish based on that. This guacamole is chunky and rich, with flavors coming from fresh herbs, fruits, and spices. Yes, I said fruits – tomatoes and avocados are certainly not vegetables! In fact, they both are technically berries.

Though the recipe is important, the key to good guacamole is good ingredients – don’t try to make it unless you have a beautiful ripe avocado. If the tomatoes aren’t juicy and ripe, leave them out – this recipe will still be delicious.

Classic Guacamole!

1 large ripe avocado
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 large ripe tomato
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or more, if you like it as much as I do)
1/4 cup chopped white onion
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Cut the avocado in half and twist it to separate. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl, discarding the pit. Add the lime juice and mash in a bowl with a fork.
2. Chop the tomato and discard the juicy seedy parts. Mix the tomato, cilantro, and onion into the avocado. Flavor with salt and pepper, to taste.
3. Enjoy however you like – on tortilla chips, in a burrito, and topping off a salad are my favorite ways!

5 Replies to “Classic Guacamole!”

  1. ahhh can’t go wrong w/ guac! i wish my fiance liked it tho – he won’t touch it!

  2. Completely agree – if anything is not up to par, just leave it out. No sense in ruining the other things.

  3. What about garlic? I have to use garlic. I love garlic. But your version sounds good, too. I would pretty much eat any kind of guacamole I think.

  4. arielle – you know, my mom said the exact same thing 🙂 I will have to try it with garlic.

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