I have loved guacamole as long as I can remember. We always had Mexican food on Sunday when I was growing up, and guacamole was usually on the menu. So when I met my husband and he said he didn’t like it, I was shocked. We made him try it, and he liked it!! Turns out, I think he had only ever had the stuff in restaurants, which in my experience is notoriously BAD! Over the years, he has grown to love it as much as I do, I think. Now if we could only get our son on board.
This is the recipe I grew up with, and I still make. Lately if I have lime on hand I have been squirting some in, but that is a very new addition. I have tried with cilantro and jalapeno’s and all sorts of other recipes, but I always come back to this. And really, I get rave reviews on this one – so why change!
3 Tbls onion, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Lime juice (optional)
Halve the avocados, and remove the pits. Using a fork mash the avocado.
I have never measured anything with this recipe, so it is all estimates. Play around with it how you like it. Start small, and add more. This is what is looks like once I put my seasonings on before I mix it all together.
I squeeze the lime on at the end, if I put it on. It is supposed to help it not turn brown. I just read in a magazine though that you are supposed to run your avocado (after it is cut in half, I believe), under super cold water, and that works too. The article said there was no real reason why this worked, it just worked.
If you want to get fancy you can put it in a bowl, and serve with chips. Or you can just eat off the plate! Whatever works for you.