Guacamole Recipe – Tortilla Chips Optional, Possibly Obsolete

sarah's guacamole
No, I don’t need to give you yet another recipe for guacamole.

Not only are there plenty of recipes out there, but a recipe for guacamole is like a “recipe” for a bowl of cereal or a sandwich or pasta salad. (Please don’t tell me you require a recipe for cooking a bowl of Special K.) It’s enough to say that the basics are avocados, garlic, onion, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper, and sometimes, chopped tomatoes. You mash them together and adjust everything to your taste. I usually leave cilantro out because that vile stuff tastes like dirty soap to me.

Though it tastes and feels like it would be naughty because it’s so creamy, guacamole can be considered a “healthy” snack. Guacamole is made of all vegetables, and though people seem to focus on the “fat” part of avocado, the truth is, the fat may be fattening (like any fat), but it’s still a “good” fat.

However, I have this thing I do to guacamole that pretty much yanks guacamole off the “healthy” table and hurls it down into the deep fat fryer with things like Buffalo wings with Blue Cheese Dressing and French Onion Dip.

I add a giant — no, make that hugenormous — dollop of sour cream to my guacamole. Not that good, ripe avocados need it, but the full fat sour cream adds a wonderful creaminess as well as a different tang in addition to the lime juice.

It also adds about 700 additional calories to each bite, but hey, if you forgo those terribly deep-fatass-fatty fried tortilla chips and eat guacamole straight out of the bowl, it all balances out.

Guacamole Recipe (Tortilla Chips Optional)

Mash 2 avocadoes coarsely with a fork in a medium bowl with juice from ½ lime.

Crush and finely mince 1 garlic clove with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Add garlic, 1 seeded and diced tomato, ½ chopped onion, 1 finely minced jalapeno, chopped cilantro leaves, and salt/pepper to taste.

Sometimes I add a dollop of sour cream. Isn’t that disgusting?!

** a year ago today, mr. cecil’s california BBQ inspired the top 20 most overused food words **
** two years ago today, gucchi was not a handbag at akbar indian **
** three years ago today: early for cinco de mayo at el cholo and ‘ceviche’ with avocadoes from westwood **

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