Guacamole

Thursdays are Taco dinner night at our house.  Tonight I decided to make some home made guacamole for the kids!  When we go to Chipotle for lunch, they beg for the guacamole and chips!  I try to stay away from their chips and guacamole lately, but when making it at home, I can control what goes in it.

This is the first time I’ve just run to the store and bought the ingredients to make this.  Usually I buy of the seasoning packets and mix it in with the avocados.  When I ran to the store the first time today, I actually bought that seasoning packet.  Then I thought I’d give it a try.  After getting the kids from school, we ran back to the store and picked up our ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • A dash of freshly grated black pepper

Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.

Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime  and pepper and mash some more.  I removed the seeds from the Chili peppers to reduce the degree of hotness (I usually wear gloves when cutting or touching cilantro or peppers but today forgot!  Even after washing my hands I’ve touched my mouth and my lips are still burning!).

While I was making the guacamole, Caleb read me a story!

And while Caleb was reading and the guacamole was almost done, the tacos were being cooked in some extra virgin olive oil to give it a nice crispy shell.

Here’s what we had left halfway through our dinner….

Avocado’s are good for you right!!!  AND we ate them with Organic White Corn chips.   I don’t actually buy them because they’re “better” for you.  I buy them because they are cheaper and they taste better than some of the other brands.

This was really good.  Add some to your tacos..what more is there to say!  Oh…glad I have that little bit left over for lunch tomorrow!!

Happy Thursday

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking Blog

 

Yield: Serves 2-4 (in this case 3)

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3 thoughts on “Guacamole

  1. Margaret says:

    I make guacamole all the time but I always throw the leftovers away because it turns black and looks disgusting. Is there something you do to keep it from turning?

    • I haven’t tried this but I’m wondering if adding some lemon juice to it would help.
      I’ll have to try next time.
      I found this online:
      Lime juice on top will help, but I find that the next day, the surface is always brown. I never stir in the brown portion, as to me the discolored guacamole tastes a bit sour, and so I scrape it off before consuming the rest of the guac. It also doesn’t taste as fresh the next day. After one day (if there’s any left), I discard it. Concur on the concensus that you should try to only make what you will consume in one sitting rather than try to make extra for later.

      Good luck.
      Patricia 😉

  2. Elaine says:

    If you place saran wrap directly on top of the guacamole it will not turn. I also use lime juice in mine. Keep refrigerated until you are going to eat it and do not leave out too long

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