Most people have been in a situation requiring them to contribute something for the whole crowd to enjoy, more specifically- food. Everyone enjoys sharing food in social situations; it’s an important piece to many cultures. Guacamole is a simple way to show you know what you’re doing, with minimal time and stress. Strong and flavorful, guacamole provides a wide variety for the pallet complimenting many dishes or standing on its own- it always promises to be a hit. All you need is some ingredients and twenty minutes to spare to impress your friends. Guacamole is a simple and flexible dish, and with something exciting to bring to the table, your friends will definitely thank you.
Note: Safety concerns include the use of knifes and possibility of allergies.
Step 1: Ingredients, Supplies, & Specifications
2 ripe avocados
¾ cup green onions
1 tablespoon chopped red onions
1 cup chopped tomato
¾ cup cilantro
¼ cup of jalapeno
1 squeezed lime
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
Medium mixing bowl
Yields: 3-5 people
Prep time: About 20 minutes
Step 2: Avocados
Take avocados, cut in half and dig out pit. Use spoon to scrape avocado from peel into the medium mixing bowl. Lightly mash, if avocados are too ripe to mass, simply slice into small pieces.
Note: Do not over mash; results are best when there are still chunks.
Step 3: Tomato
Cut tomato in half and chop into fine cubes, measure out 1 cup of the tomato and add to the avocado.
Step 4: Onion
Cut the red onion in half, then slice into small pieces, measure out 1 tablespoon to add to the bowl.
Note: More or less can be added for taste, but a heaping tablespoon is recommended.
Step 5: Green Onions
Chop green onions and measure out ¾ of a cup to add to the avocado mixture.
Step 6: Cilantro
Tear cilantro leaves from bushel, measuring out ¾ of a cup and add to the mixing bowl.
Step 7: Jalapeno
Slit the jalapeno in half down the middle. Scrape out majority of seeds. Chop into small pieces and add to avocado mix.
Step 8: Lime
Cut lime into quarters, and squeeze out juice into the mixing bowl. Stir it in along with all the other ingredients
Step 9: Salt & Pepper
Add in 1 teaspoon of pepper and ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir them in. More can be added for taste.
Note: Salt can be used if too much lime was added to counteract the flavor. By adding more salt the lime will not be as dominant.
Step 10: Result
It will result in a colorful mixture (particularly green) mashed or chopped to your personal liking.
Step 11: Notes
It will turn brown very quickly if not covered and refrigerated after consumption. Adding extra lime will also help it stay green and fresh.
This dish can be used as an appetizer, along with a meal, or even in cases, as a meal. Often served with chips.
All of these ingredients are at flexible measurements, and though delicious as they are, personal preferences can be easily applied to this dish.
Option: Though not common, adding chopped strawberries is a way to liven it up and surprise your friends!
Step 12: Conclusion
With this light and easy dish, bringing an appetizer will always be a breeze! It should have a variety of taste that can be adjusted to your own personal liking. If being made early than used, make sure to cover it and keep in the refrigerator, making sure that the cover (saran wrap or tin foil) press against the guacamole to prevent air from being inside the bowl. This will result in a colorful mixture when taken out, rather than a browning bowl of guacamole. The food is often favorable when it looks fresh and green. Flexible and versatile, this can be used for a variety of occasions and meals. Always a crowd pleaser, guacamole is a great recipe to know by heart.