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Holy Guacamole, Batman!
Today we're rockin' with that perfect guacamole. You do not have to stoop to eating the pre-made green stuff for sale in those space-age sealed plastic bags. With fresh avocados, tomatoes and some spices, you'll have the nectar of the gods in minutes. Ardent guacamole fans add it all their foods, like sizzling fajitas, or hot cheese enchiladas, or delicious nachos. What would life be without guacamole?
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Guacamole is an incredibly versatile mainstay of Tex-Mex cuisine. At its simplest, it's a perfect pairing with fried tortilla chips. Or enhance everything from beans and rice to salads to omelets with a flavorful dollop. And, of course, it's a welcome appetizer at any gathering. This recipe can be varied according to individual tastes. See a list of variations below.
- 2 ripe avocados, peeled (Haas avocados -- the ones with bumpy skin)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons minced white onion
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Roughly mash the peeled avocadoes in a bowl. Leave lumps. Stir in the lime or lemon juice. Add all remaining ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve at once.
- If you must refrigerate guacamole, cover it with plastic wrap, placing the wrap directly on the surface. Contact with air will darken the guacamole. Use, however, as quickly as possible.
- Guacamole heat preferences range from none to plenty. Obviously, the heat depends upon the quantity of jalapeños used. Some chiles are hotter than others, so experiment to determine your favorite proportion of ingredients.
Guacamole Recipe Variations
- Substitute serrano chiles for jalapeños for more heat
- Add 1 small tomato, seeded, pulp removed, chopped
- Add 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- Add 1 small clove garlic, minced
- Add freshly ground black pepper
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell
The serving dishes in our photograph are Fiesta dinnerware.
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