Guacamole

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Introduction: Guacamole

This is how I go about making guacamole for 2-3 people.

Ingredients:
2 Avocados
2 Tomatoes
1 Lime
1 Clove Garlic
1 Bunch Green Onions
2 Jalapeño Peppers (you can use less if you like it milder).

You also need a bowl/storage container for mixing/serving.

Step 1: Create Base

Cut lime in half and juice into the bowl.
Dice tomato and remove seeds and add to bowl.
Finely chop the green onion and add to bowl.
Mince garlic and add to bowl.

Mix ingredients in the bowl.

Step 2: Cut Avacados

Cut the avocados into cubes
Cut the jalapeño peppers into small cubes

Here's a nice trick for the avocados.
Cut an avocado in half and remove seed.
Cut a grid in each half
Invert half and you are left with avocado cubes.

Step 3: Add Avocado and Peppers to Bowl.

Add the Avocado to the bowl.
Add the Peppers to the bowl.

Step 4: Mix and Sit

Mix it all together.
For best results, let sit for 30 minutes to an hour before serving (the flavors have to mix).
I usually put the avocado seeds/pits back in because I have heard that it prolongs the browning process. I don't know if I believe it, but it kind of looks cool so I do it.

Variations:
More Heat: Add some cayenne pepper
More Traditional: Add cilantro
Less Mushy: Mash avocado first and fold in other ingredients

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This is very close to my recipe. The only differences are: No green onions Add large handfull of roughly chopped fresh cilantro Add some salt. Not too much if the chips are salty, but it needs a little.

This is almost my recipe too (I got it from a woman who was born and lived in Mexico City but was visiting). But, this was many, MANY moons ago so perhaps she just used what was available in the area at the time. And she always said sea salt was best. Yum! Now I want to go make some guac.

And if you like it, a little splash of tequila is good, too. Like Randy, I don't use green onions, but red onions chopped pretty fine because I like the crunchy texture it gives to the guac.

u cant add tequila if u r under 18

guacamole isn't like that, you should use the small green tomatoes, instead of the big red ones and more peppers in order to make the real mexican guacamole!!!

actually u should us the red ones

Not really, the red ones are called "jitomates (tomatoes)" and are used to prepare all kinds of Red-Orange sauce, the small ones are called "tomates" and are used to prepare the green sauces, including the guacamole.

This is a "Jitomate" (you know them as tomatoes)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato

And this is the real "Tomate"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatillo

And these "Tomatillos" plus green peppers (no jalapeño peppers) is what you should use for a real guacamole.

UUUMMMMM not that I am racist or anything but r u Mexican????