Monday, March 28, 2011

Mmmm - That's Some Good Guacamole!

I think I've mentioned before that avocados are one of my favorite foods.  Now that Spring has arrived, it puts me in the mood for those backyard parties and fun foods.  I enjoy making guacamole several different ways, but here is a basic recipe that has minimal ingredients with maximum taste.

Good Guacamole

2 large avocados
1 garlic clove, minced
2-3 Tb. cilantro, chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste
1 green onion, sliced and chopped fine
2 small vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
juice of 1/2 a lemon or 1 lime

Directions:  Scoop the avocado from there shells and place in a bowl.  Add garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper.  Mash these ingredients together (mashing the garlic and cilantro with the avocado helps to bring out their natural, savory oils, adding more flavor).  Add the green onion, tomatoes and lemon/lime juice.  Mix to combine.  Serve with tortilla chips, spread on a sandwich or wrap, or eat with vegetable sticks.