I love Mexican food. It's one of those foods I can eat several time a week and not get tired of. We like to have soft tacos, chicken tacos, beef hard shell tacos, nachos, and all sorts of other things. One of our friends always brings over a really good guacamole as an appetizer when he comes over for dinner. It's really delicious. I've tried to replicate it but haven't managed to do it.
So, I've been on the search for a good guacamole recipe. I asked some of my cooking buddies, and this was my favorite of all the recipes. It's a very simple combination of avocados, onions, fresh cilantro, lime juice, tomatoes, and a few other things. It's best eaten after it has been in the refrigerator for a few hours. The flavors combine into a great guacamole that is good eaten with chips or on a taco.
Guacamole (adapted from Elly Says Opa!)
2 ripe avocados
1/2 of a large onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
Juice of 1 lime
1 t. salt 1 t. black pepper
1/2 t. cumin
1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out the insides and put in the food processor. Add in the jalapeno, onion, garlic, and cilantro. Pulse 4-5 times or until everything starts to blend.
2. Put the avocado mixture in a bowl and mix with tomato, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cumin. Mix well. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.