Welcome back to Foodie Tuesday! The other week I was able to price-match avocados 3 for $1. That's a great deal, especially for Utah, especially for this time of year.
Needless to say I stocked up.
So what to do with all those yummy avocados?
Make guacamole, of course!
Here's how I did it:
Avocados (I used three)
Diced tomatoes or salsa
Red pepper flakes (optional)
Capful of vinegar
**Note: You will pretty much eyeball all the ingredients based on how you like your guac!
Here's what you do:
1. Chop up your avo.
Here is an easy way to do it.
Cut the avo in half, stab the seed with a sharp knife and remove it.
Make checkerboard squares in your avo with a sharp knife like so:
Turn your avo inside out and simply drop your squares into your bowl!
This works better for guacamole than scooping it out with a spoon because it makes nice little chunks, perfect for yummy, chunky guacamole. You can cut the squares smaller than I did, of course.
The chunks break down as you stir the guac, but it still is better than a heaping spoonfull in the bowl that gets all mushed up.
*Side note: This is also the proper way to cut mangoes! With mango, however, you have to cut the squares from the skin since it's much tougher than avo. Fancy, eh?
2. Finely chop up some onion, and add it to the avo. I used a yellow onion this time, but I think red onion would be delish. It was a pretty large onion so I only used maybe 1/3 of it.
3. Mince some garlic, or use a spoonfull of pre-minced garlic like my good ol' friend here.
4. Add some diced tomatoes or a few spoonfuls of salsa. We opted for the salsa because A) we had some that we needed to use up, B) I like my guac to have a little spice to it.
5. Add lime juice. I used this baby because I didn't have any fresh limes on hand. I like to add a lot
5. Toss it all in, mix it up. Careful not to make your avocado one mushy mess. Stop mixing when it's the chunkiness you want.
6. Add some red pepper flakes if you want a little kick, and I read online that restaurants often times add a capful of vinegar. Not sure why, but it's a supposed restaurant trick!
7. Let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour so the flavors can mingle.
Serve with chips, and enjoy!