Friday, April 1, 2011

Easy, Traditional Guacamole

   No, traditional guacamole is not just mashed avocados.  You know what that dish is called?  Mashed avocados.  I'm really sorry to burst your bubble if that is what you thought guacamole was.  That's a lie; I am not sorry.  Good news is, traditional guacamole isn't much harder than mashing some fruit.  I am not a huge fan of avocados, but fresh guac.... almost nothing better.  And seeing as how the weather is (attempting) to warm up, this is a recipe you need to have in your summer cooking arsenal.  Garlic is the only ingredient up for debate in tradition in this guacamole.  However, I love garlic and have always put it in this velvety green dip.  Also, Rick Bayless, God of Mexican food in America, uses garlic in his traditional version.  So there.

Easy, Traditional Guacamole
2 ripe haas avocados
1 roma tomato, diced
1/4 sweet onion, diced (yellow or red)
1/2 serrano, minced (use jalapeno if serranos are not available)
1 lrg clove garlic, pasted
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
juice of 1 lime (~1 Tbsp)

   Combine ingtedients. Mash avocados into a chunky consistency.  Salt to taste.
   Serves 4.

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