Avocado “AKA” Aguacate (spanish translation)
When I was younger and visited Colombia. I noticed that almost for every meal there sitting on a plate were many beautiful sliced up avocados, sprinkle with a little bit of salt. If soup, beans, rice, steak, chicken was on the menu oh believe me avocados were making an appearance. I know it may not sound like the healthiest thing to eat but it was SO FREAKING GOOD!
There was no looking back, I had to make avocados a priority in my life. And I am glad to state they weren’t ever rejected.
Whats the next best thing to avocados…
Guacamole, not just any Guacamole. Homemade guacamole.
I know at times its so much more tempting (by tempting I mean convenient) to pick up a container from the store and buy it, but there is no fun in that. Let me tell ya why.
When you make your OWN guacamole you get to put what you want in it (fresh ingredients). I feel like making it from scratch is much more rewarding, especially when your family and guest go totally GA-GA over it.
My daughter couldn’t resist the temptation.
This recipe is great because it has just enough spice to heat your tongue a bit, but not overbearing to a point where the kids/spice sensitive adults won’t enjoy it.
Fourth of July is this weekend. Let me recommend this dip for your gathering. If you have more guest that’s ok, the recipe can simply be doubled or tripled. If worst comes to worst you will be stuck with some left overs. Which means you may have to sneak down to the kitchen in the middle of the night to devour it.
P.S. Left overs not very likely…
- 4 Ripe Hass avocados , halved and seeded
- ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes
- ½ cup minced red onion
- ½ cup minced cilantro
- 1 minced jalapeno (with seeds)
- 1 lime (juiced)
- ½ tsp kosher sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- In a large bowl place with a spoon scoop out pulp from all four avocados. Using a potato masher/ fork mash avocados.
- Once avocados are nicely mashed, add tomatoes,red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, salt, and black pepper.
- Mix all ingreedients until well incoporated.
- Garnish with cilantro
- Grab some tortilla chips, dip, and enjoy!