guacamole recipe

after nineteen hours of driving to and all over virginia, life seems to lose a little meaning, just because of how incredibly bored you can get in the car.  anyway, all that driving was definitely worth it because virginia was a blast!!

but it’s definitely great to be back home, and to have a legitimate home cooked meal.  after eating out for so many days, it felt really good.

before we left, we made some food to bring with us.  one of the first things that my sister and i did before we left was to make guacamole.  i’m a big fan of guacamole, and even though it’s not everyone’s taste, it’s one of my favorite go-to snacks.

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ingredients:

3-4 haas avacados, split in half

1-2 limes

1/2 onion, to be diced

1/2 jalapeno pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

salt and pepper, approx. 1-2 teaspoons

optional: grape tomatoes, diced

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step 1: take a spoon and scoop out the avocado from the skin.

{hint: keep the avocado pit (the brown circle) in the mix — it keeps it from having discoloration.}

step 2: take a fork and mash up the avocados until the mixture is smooth.

step 3: add the diced onions (red or white, your choice), a few sliced tomatoes, and the minced garlic into the bowl.

step 4: slice the pepper and take out the seeds until you only have the skin left.  then cut it up and add the bowl.  if you’re not a big fan of spicy things, don’t add it.

step 5: add salt and pepper — ultimately, it’s up to you how you want it.  be sure to taste the guacamole with a new spoon (don’t put the spoon back in!)

{hint: remember, you can always add more salt, but once you add it, you can’t take it back.  so don’t add too much at once.}

step 6: juice the lime (if you don’t have a juicer, just squeeze it into the bowl) and add it to the bowl.  this keeps the guacamole from discoloring!

step 7: mix really well, and get some chips out and enjoy!

{hint: guacamole discolors fast, even tho you added the lime juice and kept the avocado pit, so eat it up quickly!}

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seriously, you should try it out.  if you’re not a guacamole person, be sure to stay tuned for more recipes!!

-jennifer

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