I find it hard to believe that before high school, I had never tried guacamole, or even avocado for that matter. The first time I tasted it was at Chipotle, and from that point, there was no turning back. I became an addict. Before my boyfriend Jeff introduced me to this particular recipe, I had made guacamole countless times, but failed to achieve the finess of a truly delicious guac. I think this recipe gets the job done because it is brilliantly simple and to the point. Sneha loves guac too, so it was easy to get her on board for this culinary adventure.
For this recipe, you’ll only need avocado, red onion, jalapeno, lime, cilantro, and salt. Pretty easy, am I right? I like to chop the onion, jalapeno, and cilantro first and leave mashing the avocado for later in order to prevent browning. This time around, we halved the recipe for some portion control since this was a snack before dinner.
Making the Guac
Once everything is chopped up, go ahead and halve the avocado. Fun fact: an easy way to tell if the avocado is ripe is by smacking your knife into the seed and trying to wrench it from the avocado. If it comes out easily, the avocado is ripe. If not, have fun digging it out with your fingers!!
Another time saving tip– before you dig out the avocado, use your knife to cut the avocado into cubes. That way, it is already broken into some smaller pieces to ease your mashing.
Next, dig the avocado out and put it in a medium sized bowl. Use a fork or large spoon to crush the avocado into a smooth cream, then add the chopped ingredients, lime, and salt to taste. Once everything is folded in, break out the chips (or slap it on some grilled burgers) and enjoy!
This particular guacamole recipe is from Chipotlefan.com,and as you may guess, replicates the Chipotle restaurant guacamole.
2 Hass Avocados
1/2 of a Jalapeno pepper, seeded, and minced
1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
2 heaping Tablespoons of Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 of a lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl, and mash together until smooth. Add additional lime juice or salt to taste. For extra spicy guacamole, you can leave in the jalepeno seeds!