Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Perfect Guacamole

If you like guacamole, making your own in the summer is a must.  It's cheap, quick, and tastes so damn good with some quality tortillas chips and a cold beer.  I recommend those Mexican chips in the green bag or Frontera, and a very chilled Tecate with a little slice of lime.  Sitting on a boat is ideal, although your backyard or balcony will be just as nice.  Double the batch for a party, it won't last long.

Are you one of those that think cilantro tastes like soap?  Then feel free to omit it.

Want to keep the flavor on the mild side?  Leave out the serrano.

Want to boost the heat even more?  Add in the seeds and ribs of the serrano pepper.   

What are 'Hass' avocados anyway?

Hope this guacamole helps to make your summer tastier.

The Perfect Guacamole

2 ripe Hass avocados, halved, pitted, flesh scooped out
1/2 small red onion, minced
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 TB fresh lime juice
1/2 ts kosher salt
1-2 TB cilantro, optional
1 small serrano pepper, seeded and minced, optional

Scoop the avocado flesh into a medium mixing bowl.  Add the onion, lime juice, garlic, salt, and cilantro and serrano if using.  Mix well with a fork or potato masher.  Let chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.  Will keep for a day or so, covered. 


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