Every now and then, I have a brief (but passionate!) love affair with avocados. I will eat them all the time, on pretty much everything. Then I will realize how much avocado I’ve eaten, start to feel a little sick and abstain for awhile. And then, wax on, wax off, I’m at it again.
It’s been easy to re-acquaint myself with my love of avocados now … there are so many in the grocery stores once again and are very reasonably priced.
Besides slicing them and eating them on everything, I like to make guacamole. Everyone has their own way of making it and here’s mine.
I like my guacamole a bit chunky, so I cut the avocado into cubes before scooping them out of their skin. Then I mash with my fork a little bit, just to soften up the edges and break everything up a bit.
To that, I add, to taste: finely minced red onion, de-seeded and de-stemmed finely minced jalapeno, some salt and pepper, some lime juice and then a few shakes of Tabasco sauce and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Mash some more, taste to check flavors, add more as needed. I’ve tried to quantify and I think my ratios are the following:
1 thick slice red onion
1 jalapeno (with a few seeds, just so I can walk on the wild side)
Juice from 1/2 lime
8 – 10 shakes of Tabasco
5 – 6 grinds of pepper (I like it peppery!) and salt each
Guacamole purists everywhere are probably groaning, but I like how using garlic powder makes the garlic flavor consistent throughout the guacamole. I like my guacamole to be creamy, but to also have a bit of a kick.
Everyone is different, so it’s hard to make a guacamole that will please everyone. Just gotta please yourself in that case. 🙂 Especially when it means more avocado for me!