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Guacamole Recipe

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This is the way we make guacamole in my house. It's a super simple recipe.

Nearly every time Tyler and I go shopping, we get the supplies for guacamole and make it together. I woke up feeling homesick this morning, and decided I'd show everyone how to make guacamole the Ratfink way. It's the best way, in case you were wondering. :) I can't say it always stays exactly the same, but this is a good base recipe for guacamole - if I let Tyler run wild he puts lots of crazy things in it, even crushed flamin' hot Cheetos and mustard. He will try anything.

This guacamole is also fantastic on nachos. Need a recipe? Try my oven nachos.
 
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Step 1: What you'll need:

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  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 small tomato (a roma or smaller)
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/4 of a large red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • lemon or lime juice (we've made it with lemon juice, and it tastes just as good as lime juice!)
  • salt and pepper
  • chili powder
You'll also need a knife, cutting board, a fork and a container to mix it in.

Step 2: Avocados!

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Slice the avocados in half, take out the pit, and use the fork to scrape all the flesh into the bowl.

Step 3: Citrus!

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Squeeze a half a lime or lemon over the avocados.

(Roll it on the counter under your palm to get the juice to flow easier.)

Step 4: Garlic!

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Mince your garlic and dump it into the bowl.

(You could also grate it if you're afraid of chunks... but where's your sense of adventure?)

Step 5: Tomato!

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Cut your tomato in half, and scoop out all the watery bits and seeds.

Then chop it up finely and put it in the bowl.

Step 6: Jalapeno!

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Cut in half, remove seeds/membrane if you want (I'd recommend leaving at least half of the jalapeno intact) and cut it into a small dice.
sjpapmom10 months ago
After adding lime juice, add several tbs. plain Greek yogurt to keep it from browning
qwerty9871 year ago
We have almost always just used hot sauce, avocados, and garlic salt. Yours looks better than ours but ours can take at the least of ten minutes if you get ripe avocados.
qwerty9871 year ago
I always use a soup spoon and it nicely scoops out the good stuff,
i love this dip! Super tasty and healthy too! :)
sbyrne22 years ago
I hate cilantro too!! I'll have to make this, looks so yummy!
sunshiine3 years ago
He don't like cilantro! He is missing out! Thanks for sharing!
MsJaxFla3 years ago
This is, to me anyway, the ONLY way to make Guacamole! And the seeds will make pretty plants, even if they don't produce tomatoes and peppers.

Oh yeah, also this Guacamole is so much better on a sandwich (if you can save some that long) than mayonnaise any day (don't like mayo - eck) and so much better for you besides just being yummmm, it is healthy.
jessyratfink (author)  MsJaxFla3 years ago
I love it on sandwiches. Cheese and guacamole is so good. :)
abourque3 years ago
You forgot the cilantro.
jessyratfink (author)  abourque3 years ago
Nope, left out on purpose: while I like cilantro, Tyler does not. Ahhhh compromise. :)
onrust3 years ago
As divine as your cutlery!