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Guac Off Guacamole

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Guac Off Guacamole

Guac Off Guacamole

We (meaning, in this case, my husband) finally got a chance to make guacamole from one of the recipes in the great 2009 book, Guac Off!. We went with “El Primero,” the 2000 winner of the guac-making competition. We figured if it lived up to our expectations, we could serve it at a Super Bowl party. Sure enough, this recipe has just the right amount of crunch and texture, thanks to the accompanying “Simple Salsa” recipe. Here are the ingredients for the salsa:

2 chopped Roma tomatoes
2 green onions (we actually used a little more than that)
2 cloves of garlic, minced (ditto)
1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Just mix it all together. A half cup of the salsa will be added to the guacamole, whose ingredients are:

2 large avocados, diced
Juice of 2 limes, or a quarter cup
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp. onion, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine the avocado and lime juice first; keep it chunky. Then stir in the rest of the ingredients before adding the salsa. Of course, you can just make or the other. We used our batch as a sandwich spread. This recipe is definitely a winner in our household!

Cinco de Mayo Guacamole

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Cinco de Mayo guacamole

Cinco de Mayo guacamole

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here’s a chunky guacamole that gets its bite from Serrano chiles. I’m eating some right now and my eyes are watering! It’s great. The recipe is from Raley’s, a regional grocery store chain. I didn’t measure anything; I just threw it in there.

1 ripe avocados, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/3 cup seeded and well-drained tomato
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 serrano chiles, chopped
1/2 tsp salt

Place chopped avocado in bowl and stir in lime juice. Add remaining ingredients and combine.

Green Onion Guacamole

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Green onion guacamole

Green onion guacamole

I whipped up this guacamole (my own recipe) for a family party, and the green onions added just the right amount of crunch. Include as much or as little garlic as you like, depending on your family’s tastes.

2 large avocados
2 green onions, sliced and diced
2 Roma tomatoes
juice of half a lemon
1 clove garlic
salt to taste

Mash avocado. Prepare green onion and tomatoes and stir into avocados. Add lemon, garlic and salt.