16 May 2010

Dad's Guacamole

Guacamole is an amazingly delicious dip/side/something to eat with a spoon. It pairs well with almost any Mexican dish as a spread or topping, and can also be used in lieu of salsa with tortilla chips. It is remarkably versatile and ridiculously tasty. There are many different ways to prepare guacamole, with this particular version being a favorite. It's based on a recipe found in Wine Enthusiast magazine, with a few adjustments made.
1 Hass avocado
1 tbsp diced onion (Vidalia is recommended)
1/2 tsp chopped jalapeno
1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Salt to taste
TODAY'S SECRET INGREDIENT IS: 3 tbsp diced green apple or half a green apple

  1. Scoop the flesh (green stuff) out of the avocados and mash it up in a bowl.
  2. Dump in all your chopped veggies and mix well, adding a pinch of salt as well.
  3. Pop it in the fridge to let it cool down and to let all the ingredients become close friends.
The original recipe called for peaches and mangoes, but as it turned out the supermarket was plum out of peaches and the mangoes purchased weren't the ripest of fruits. Therefore, extra apple was added in place of these to fruits, giving the guacamole an interesting tartness. This would go well with Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas or Fajita Burritos, two favorites around here. Regardless of how you eat it, be sure to enjoy Dad's Guacamole with a Corona or a margarita! Buen provecho!

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