Please know, I’m not claiming any originality on this one. Just keeping it real 🙂
This guacamole varies from others because of the avocado – to – tomato ratio. That’s reflective of my love of tomatoes and my lesser love of avocados…. other differences include : no fresh garlic and no cilantro.
A word about cilantro: some people love it. Some people hate it. I think it tastes like grass – freshly cut grass – in my mouth. I do not enjoy the flavor and for years I actively avoided it. However, nowadays, I’ll acknowledge the fact that it nearly ruins any dish it is added to. Knowing that fact, I’ll still eat some. So, either it doesn’t taste as bad as it did before or I just enjoy the flavor of freshly cut grass. :p
I made a video because videos are fun.
Perhaps I’ve gone a little heavy on the red onion, but what’s wrong with that? Emphasis on the RED onion, other onions are not a good substitute for eating raw, in my opinion.
One thing that is NOT optional – lime juice. Sure, it prevents the avocado from oxidizing (turning brown) but more than that, it’s the fresh, bright flavor that citrus adds. I love it.
So, okay, this isn’t a recipe blog (partially because I do not measure when I cook) but for those who want to make this, here is what you need:
(Serves 2, double for more)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/4 of a red onion
- 1 lime
- garlic powder
- pink salt & cayenne pepper (optional)
- Chop the avocado into small cubes.
- Chop the tomato equally as small. Some people remove the tomato seeds but I like the seeds- they contain valuable nutrients and add to the flavor of the guacamole.
- Chop the red onion small – smaller than the avocado and tomatoes.
- Stir all of the above together. Add juice of half of the lime. Use the whole lime if you like it like that.
- Season to taste with the garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Enjoy with someone you love (OR EAT IT ALL WITH A SPOON ON YOUR OWN 😉