Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Great Guacamole (hold the cilantro, please!)

At our house guacamole doesn't last long. Aside from the obvious health benefits (avocados happen to be one of nature's super foods!) guac packs some serious YUM into each scoop. And one of my favorite things about making my own guacamole is that it doesn't contain any cilantro! (One of the strange and random things about me is that I LOATHE cilantro. I blame genetics!) I also load mine up with tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic and plenty of cumin. I've gotten so used to my own guacamole that most other guacs out there taste rather bland in comparison! So, if you like a lotta flavor and aren't cilantro's BFF give this recipe a try! It's super simple, fun and great to make with kids! Here's how:

You Will Need:

-3 ripe avocados
--2 large tomatoes (or 3 medium), diced
--2 cloves of fresh garlic finely, minced
--approx. 2 T. chopped onion (I use a little more if vidalia are available. YUM!)
--1 tsp. ground cumin
--juice from 1 lime or approx. 2 T. bottled lime juice
--salt and pepper to taste
(Optional: Add a few drops of Tobasco sauce or dash of cayenne pepper if you like a little heat. Finely minced jalapeno is great in there, too. I usually leave these out b/c my little munchkins can't take the heat. Nor do they get out of the kitchen. (Ha-ha...get it?! Sorry. I'm a slave to those corny jokes, I tell ya!)

1. Mash avocados with fork (or put your kids to work! Make sure to avoid stab wounds!)

2. Transfer mashed avocado to bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir well!

Tip: I LOVE using this Pampered Chef Garlic Press for recipes calling for minced fresh garlic. I know these tools spark a lot of controversy amongst serious garlic lovers but I'm definitely on the "pro-press" side of the debate! Simply put, it's just awesome. :)

I'm also a big fan of fresh coarsely ground black pepper! (Have I mentioned yet that my guacamole would not make a good first date food?!)

3. Mmmmm...and now for the best part: Grab a chip and DIG IN!!
Sooooooooooooo goooooooooooood!

And the best part: 100% cilantro free!

But if you absolutely must desecrate my recipe and add cilantro, I suppose that would be ok! ;)


**Warning: if you and your ilk love guacamole as much as my family does I highly recommend making a double batch! This lasts about, oh ten minutes before being completely devoured around here!

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  1. YUMMY! The Vidalia onion in it sounds delicious!

  2. Your gaucamole looks so good! I haven't made that in such a long time. But, I just got my first garlic press, sadly not Pampered Chef. Thank you for the recipe. I am also hoping to avoid stab wounds.

  3. Hope you enjoy it! LOL and by all means be sure to avoid those pesky stab wounds! :p

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