November 14, 2011

National Guacamole Day!

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I am convinced that avocados are the fruit of the gods.

To celebrate National Guacamole Day, I am happy to share my tried and true guacamole recipe which I can honestly say I have made over a hundred times.  Depending on the size of your crowd and their subsequent obsession with guacamole, you can easily double this recipe.

3-4 perfectly ripe avocados
2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
Kosher salt & ground pepper
1/2 Serrano pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped OR several dashes of green Tabasco sauce
1 large handful of fresh cilantro, stems removed, and roughly chopped
1-2 fresh limes

Peel and pit the avocados and scoop them into a large bowl. With a large fork, begin to mash the avocados into large chunks. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the avocados, starting first with a half of a lime and adding more juice to get the desired consistency.

Add the fresh garlic, cilantro, Serrano pepper (or Tabasco) and continue to mash with a large fork. Add the kosher salt & pepper to taste.

Serve with corn chips and try not to eat the entire bowl at once.

Suffice to say, this can prove to be difficult.

xx JN