One of my favorite foods is guacamole. There is nothing better than a salty crunchy tortilla chip dipped in a bowl full of chunky, tangy, rich guacamole. My guacamole recipe has been evolving since I was a small child. My mom’s recipe called for smashed avocados mixed with several heaping spoonfuls of fresh salsa. This was one of my favorite after school snacks. In college, I began to chop onion and jalapeño and add it to this recipe. As my taste buds matured and my chopping skills improved I learned a new way to make guacamole.
I call it Chop Til You Drop Guacamole
4 Avocados Peeled, Pitted and Halved
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1/2 Cup chopped Cilantro
1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion
2 Medium sized tomatos, de-seeded and finely chopped
1/2-1 Jalapeño finely diced
1 Teaspoon Salt
Place avocado halves in a medium sized bowl, pour the juice of 1 lemon over the avocado to keep fresh. Chop all the other ingredients. Place ingredients in bowl with avocados. Use a small sharp knife to slice avocados and ingredients together. This keeps the guacamole chunky and beautiful. Enjoy with chips, tacos, or just eat it with a spoon!