If you've been reading here for a while, you know we LOVE guacamole, it has been one of Harper's favorite foods since she was just a baby! For the longest time, we only ate guac at restaurants, I guess I never thought about making it at home (so strange, right?) but over the years, we have experimented & have come up with a fool proof, easy & so-very-refreshing recipe. My husband loves his food super spicy & adds hot sauce to everything, so he likes for guac to be cool & refreshing. This works out well because we love giving it to our kids, so we leave out any jalapeños or cayenne pepper that a lot of other recipes use. I also love love love cilantro, but learned this week that cilantro tastes like soap to some people, based purely on genetics! How crazy is that, are you one of them?! I would love to know!
We love chips & guac, but this recipe is also so good over grilled chicken, on toast or even scooped up with a spoon! ;)
6 ripe avocados
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
1/2 finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp of your favorite salsa
juice of 2 freshly squeezed limes
1 tsp of sea salt
First things first, chop up your onion & set aside in a bowl of warm water. This will help to keep the flavor of raw onion from being to overpowering in the guac, essential to keeping the overall taste super refreshing! Slice your avocados, scoop out (and save one seed for later) and add to a large mixing bowl. Cover in freshly squezed lime juice & mash, leaving slightly chunky depending on how you like it. Add chopped cilantro, salsa & sea salt. Drain your onions from the water & add to the mixture, then combine all ingredients until preferred texture is achieved. Drop in a single avocado seed (which will keep it from turning brown, remove before serving) & place guacamole in fridge for 10-15 minutes to chill before serving.
Best enjoyed with a strong marg. XO