Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Every time I hear the word guacamole, I picture this:
Guacamole is a staple snack in our little household. I know many people like to put lemon juice, cilantro, and all sorts of ingredients. But I prefer to keep it to 6 simple ingredients: avocado, lime juice, jalapeño, grape tomatoes, red onion, and my beloved garlic.
I always find other recipes for guacamole to be far too bland. Adding red onion and garlic really amps up the flavor of the avocado, although adding a bit too much garlic may keep conversations at bay. Maybe a good thing?
First: get one whole avocado into a bowl. If you don’t know how to pit an avocado, google it.
Second: dice your red onion, tomatoes, and jalapeño. I highly suggest finely dicing your jalapeño…unless you’re a brave soul. I’m not going to lie, my mouth just watered a little bit.
Third: take one small clove of garlic and shove it through a garlic press. If you don’t have this horribly annoying and hard-to-clean tool, just super finely dice it.
Fourth: place the red onion, tomatoes, garlic, and a pinch of salt in with your avocado. Take a strong fork and mash away! The consistency is completely up to you; I prefer it to be mashed up pretty well, while others prefer it to be chunky.
Fifth: consume. If your jalapeño is letting you down on the spiciness, put a dash of Tabasco in and you’ll be all set.