Thursday, August 25, 2011

Holy Guacamole




Coming from southern California, San Diego to  be exact. I have a love for  Mexican food like no other! Now that I am living in the Pacific Northwest I have my days when I just downright miss it sooo much!! I have tried and tried to find comparable food up here to no avail. It is really quite depressing. You know when you are just craving something so much that nothing else tastes good. Ya well, I get that quite often.

When I get that way I fight it a lot because we all know Mexican food can be quite calorie packed. But I do break down once and a while and make some shredded beef or chicken rolled taco's or carne asada. It is just hard to stay away from the cheese and sour cream when I do that. But I tell myself all things in moderation and where I used to eat like that several days a week, once in a few months is excusable right?

Kevin doesn't share my enthusiasm for this love of mine. Having grown up here his whole life it was not something he had very often, and when he did it wasn't very good. I have tried to convert him to the Temple of the Burrito but he still remains a non-believer.

So when my cravings kick in I will usually make this little tasty treat to give me a small taste of home.


As you can see the ingredient list is small but flavor packed. I love it when you can buy the vine ripened tomatoes! In California you can get the nice big buttery avocados year round too. 

I don't know, just something about a big bowl of this creamy guacamole and some nice crispy chips makes me a happy happy girl!


Guacamole

2 large ripe avocados
1 vine ripened tomato, chopped
1/2 a small white onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Kosher salt
1 lime, juiced
A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Pit and peel the avocado and place in a medium bowl. Use a potato masher to mash the avocado (You can use the back of a fork too). Add the onion, tomato, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro. Add salt to taste. Serve immediately with chips.

ENJOY!




4 comments:

  1. This recipe is great, what kind of avocados do you get up there in the great north west?

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  2. We get a lot of the Haas avocados right now. The really big ones.

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  3. yum yum... always needing a great giacamole!

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  4. I like this one with the garlic in it it is kind of spicy

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