Guacamole Obsessed

I will be the first to tell you that I have a mild…okay, moderate… obsession with guacamole. I’m not sure how it first started, but I know that every time I visit Whole Foods, I drop a pretty penny on their guacamole.

Yesterday’s trip to WF started like any other, but while reaching up for the guac, I stopped short. A crazy idea popped into my head: why don’t I make some guacamole. I haven’t made guacamole since middle school Living Arts class (aka Home Ec.) with Mrs. Gruber. If my memory of middle school serves me, making guacamole was a complicated process with a multitude of spices that must be in the perfect ratio in order to actually taste edible. I put my fears aside and whipped out my internet capable mobile phone and looked up a recipe…After all, I’ve matured a lot since middle school (I think) and I have much more cooking experience under my belt. This is what I came up with…

Guacamole

(Adapted from Whole9 and Martha Stewart)

Ingredients

  • 4 avocado
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice of two limes
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

I sliced the avocados in half, peeled them and pitted them using a trick I picked up at a Mexican restaurant where they make guacamole in front of you. You pierce the pit with the sharp side of a knife, and then wiggle it back and forth until it comes out. When I first saw our waiter do this I was intrigued, but maybe everyone does it this way…

I mashed all four avocados with a fork and added the lime juice. Four avocados makes a boatload of guacamole FYI.

Then I added the rest of the spices and the cilantro and broke into a new container of Whole Foods Plantain Chips– another WF item for which I have strong feelings.


The guacamole turned out really well. The recipe was simple (unlike the one I followed in middle school), and it actually tasted like restaurant guacamole! Next time, I think I’ll add some tomato and a little bit of red onion to jazz it up a bit. If you’re thinking of adding tomato to your guac, make sure you de-seed it first: the slimy tomato seeds can change the color and consistency of the mole.

Anyone else guacamole obsessed?

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5 Responses to Guacamole Obsessed

  1. Toujours Delish June 25, 2010 at 12:16 AM #

    Yes. I think we have the same stomach.My simple guac trick is avocadosplash of store-bought salsa (add a bit of tomato as well as the right spices)limesaltvoila!

  2. lizeckel September 13, 2010 at 6:56 PM #

    guacamole is a huge love of mine, but plantain chips are the real problem in my house. you know the plantain chips in your photo there? gone. if it’s open, it’s as good as gone. i have no self control with those things.
    great blog, by the way!

    • AllieNic September 14, 2010 at 9:44 AM #

      I have the EXACT same problem…we only buy them on special occasions because I’ve been known to eat the entire container in one sitting…

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