You are the best tortilla chip dip I have ever had. I could eat an entire tub of guacamole and not even blink an eye (although my waist band might feel it the next day). You contain one of nature’s super foods so it’s hard to feel guilty when eating it. There are so many different ways to make it that everyone can find their own perfect guacamole. You’re easy to make and just as easy to buy (although never as good). I salute you sweet, tasty avocado, and I love you even more when you’re 4 for $1 at the store so it’s super cheap to make my own guacamole.
Sarah Allyn Bauer
Yes, that’s how much I love guacamole, I write a love letter to it. I also love avocados by themselves, but this post is about guacamole and my (now not so secret) love affair with the dip. Because it’s true that I can keep eating guacamole if it’s in front of me, I try to steer clear of it. Because even though avocados are a super food, you still need to eat them in moderation. Also, eating guacamole usually means using tortilla chips, which sadly aren’t a super food.
After the super bowl this year my boss had leftover guacamole and chips that he brought to the office, then said I could take home whatever was left-yay! Janelle (my roommate) was also very excited as she is a lover of guacamole as well. We proceeded to eat most of the guacamole, while also trying to have a real dinner that night. But we still had a lot of chips leftover. So that weekend I bought fresh avocados and made a new batch of guacamole. Hope you enjoy my recipe, let me know how you like to make your own guacamole!
GUACAMOLE (serves about 4-5 or 2 if you’re like me, lol)
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 1/4 Cup Onion (any type is fine)
- 1/4 Cup Tomato
- 1 Tbsp Jalapeno Pepper
- Lemon Juice to taste
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Cut your avocados in half and twist open. Remove the seed. A trick I learned to do this: hold the avocado half in your hand and take your large knife and with some force put into seed. It should go in about 1/4 of an inch or so. Pry up carefully, it should come out on the knife blade. Knock the knife handle against the counter or the edge of your garbage can and it should pop off. Scoop out the avocado of each half into a small to medium bowl.
Chop your onion and tomato and toss into the bowl. With a small knife cut your jalapeno in your half and finely chop enough of the pepper to your spice level. I used about a tablespoon-with seeds. Take your spoon or fork and start mashing/stirring it all up. I don’t cut up the avocado before hand because it naturally falls apart as you mix all your ingredients together. I then add a little salt and pepper, plus about a teaspoon of lemon juice (either fresh or from the bottle). Grab your tortilla chips and enjoy!