I was grocery shopping for the week on Superbowl Sunday at Whole Foods and I noticed they had a sale on avocados for $1 each. I felt like this was the deal of the century since avocados usually sell for about $1.99-$2.99 each and I couldn’t pass this up! I ended up putting three in my shopping cart and decided that I would turn them into guacamole once I got home.
In my opinion there isn’t just ONE recipe for guacamole. Everyone that I know that makes guacamole has their own special recipe. I have seen a recipe, which I think a friend of mine posted on Facebook, that added a little bit of curry powder to the mix. Some folks like their guacamole chunky but I prefer it to be smooth and creamy and I purée it using my hand blender. This is the way I have made it for some time and it’s open to interpretation.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/2 medium to large onion (yellow, white, red, Vidalia, it really doesn’t matter), chopped
- 1 small fresh jalapeño, chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1-2 cups of chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- the juice of one lime
- salt and pepper for taste