Guacamole is wonderful. It’s great as a snack or as a condiment – especially as a replacement for sour cream on your Mexican food. Or on a turkey sandwich with sprouts…yum! I have liked guacamole for as long as I can remember, but I had never attempted to make it myself until I moved to France.
So earlier this year I threw a bunch of guacamole ingredients in the food processor and what came out was amazing. Okay, maybe it was a bit garlicky since I have no internal garlic gauge… It was an easy fix though, and now the recipe is – in my opinion – perfect.
Just toss everything into a food processor, and you’re done. I usually wait to add the onion and tomato until after the rest of the ingredients are blended smooth because I want them to remain slightly chunky.
The other night I made the perfected version of the recipe for our girls’ night, which was – as usual – a blast. Lots of food, wine and of course friends. We even had a clothing exchange, which was something I had never done before. It turned out to be a pretty great idea though, and I came home with a few new pieces to add to my wardrobe.
*To prevent the avocado from browning, store the guacamole in as small of an airtight container as possible – you want it to be completely full so they’re isn’t room for any air.
1 large clove garlic
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 - 3/4 cup packed cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tomato, roughly chopped
1/4 red onion, roughly chopped
- Blend the avocado, garlic, lime juice, cilantro and salt in a food processor.
- Once smooth, add the tomato and red onion.
- Blend until the onion and tomato are in smaller pieces, but still slightly chunky.
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January 14, 2013
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