guacamole

Homemade guacamole

The first time I tried guacamole was in Cancun ~3 years ago.  I was skeptical because I had never tasted anything made with avocado before, and the texture of guacamole had just always kind of turned me off.  But, being on vacation, I thought, “What the heck, why not?!”  It turned out that the guacamole at the resort had a very pleasant and strong lime and garlic flavor, so that I didn’t even know that I was eating avocado.

When we got home from that trip, we found several guacamole recipes online and began trying them.  Our first time making it on our own was a little comical, as we didn’t realize that the avocado wasn’t very ripe. It was very hard to smash in the bowl and ended up being a little too “crunchy” for our liking.  Over time we have “tweaked” our recipe until we have found one we really like and have stuck with.  It is easy enough to add your own favorites to this recipe, such as diced onion and/or tomato, but it is just as good without these items as well.  This recipe usually makes enough for a dinner for the two of us plus a little bit of leftovers (sometimes, depending on whether I clean out the bowl with my spoon/fork or not), but it could easily be doubled or more to accommodate your family size or to make enough for a gathering.

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