Holy Guacamole!

5 May

I swear the timing of guacamole and Cinco de Mayo is a happy coincidence, but I do apologize for adding to the other thousand guacamole recipes on wordpress today đŸ™‚

I’ve never made guacamole before, or even cut an avocado, so it was quite the (messy) experience. I made a pretty simple guacamole- I know many people load it or give it a kick, but I have simple tastes, and this worked just fine for me.

If you’ve never cooked with avocados before, there are a couple things you should know. A lot of the time, the avocado you buy from the store will not be ripe. If it is rock solid, it is not ready yet. You can tell it is ripe if it squishes in a little with gentle pressure. It is stays dented it is overripe.

Now, as for cutting it. Take a nice sharp knife and slice it into two halves all the way around. There is a big pit in the middle so it will not slice all the way through- once you’ve cut it all the way around you will need to twist the two halves to separate them.

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I struggled a bit with removing the pit, but if you’re not afraid of a little mess, just get your knife in around the pit and kind of cut it out. Whatever works.

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Once you have the pit out, score the avocado into little cubes and scoop it out of the skin. I found bringing the knife around the edge after scoring got it out easily- then I had nice little cube ready to be mashed!

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Ingredients:

2 avocados

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

* These are all I used in mine, and bear in mind the measurements are approximate. To be honest I just kind of sprinkles and tasted. The proportions might be different if you’re adding stuff.

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I hesitate to even make an instructions section, because once you’ve gotten the avocado out of the skin, all there is to do is sprinkle in your flavor and mash it all together with a potato masher or the likes and voila! Done! The most “work” I had to do was actually getting the avocado out, and once I’d done that, I was done in about 2 moreminutes. If you’ve cut an avocado before, this will all take a matter of minutes! I love how easy and quick it is. Definitely something I’m doing more often!

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