Guacamole, a.k.a. what to do with those overripe avocados sitting on your kitchen counter.
So I was at the Chinese grocery store yesterday and they had a bag of mini avocados on sale for $1. WHAT A BARGAIN! So I bought them. Yesterday I was all busy making unhealthy things to eat, so today I wanna focus on more healthy foods. You know, like avocados. Those are good fats, right? Right.
Guac is easy to make. You cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash. I like simple guac, so I only add in salt and garlic powder, with just a touch of lemon juice to slow down the browning. Others use raw onions, cilantro, coriander, mayo….the list goes on and on. I think the salt and garlic balance the creaminess of the avocados and if you let the mix sit in the fridge for a while it melds quite nicely.
C ate the guac with a quesadilla for lunch. I ate it by the spoonful.
Guacamole by Moi
Ripe Avocados **Today I used 2 large dark green ones and 3 small dark green ones. They’re ripe when they’re soft but not too mushy. Too mushy means they’ve gone brown and bitter inside. Blech.
Garlic powder **Today I used 1 teaspoon, but added it 1/4 teaspoon at a time so I wouldn’t overpower the recipe. Oh, and I like garlic powder because it’s mellower than raw garlic.
Salt **I used 1 teaspoon total, but again, add 1/4 teaspoon at a time.
Lemon Juice **I used 1 teaspoon. Just enough to slow down the browning of the avocado but not enough to change the flavor.
1- Cut the avocados in half. With a sharp knife blade down, hit the put so the knife sticks into it. Twist the knife and remove the pit from the flesh. Use a spoon to scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash lightly with a fork.
2- Add garlic powder, salt and lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon at a time. Stir and taste in between adding more flavorings. When you think the balance is right, cover the bowl and shove it into the fridge.
3- In an hour come back and taste the mix. Have the flavors melded? If so – serve. If not, add in a bit more of the flavors and stir. THEN serve. *grin*