Since today is National Avocado Day, I had to share my recipe for the best guacamole ever. Avocados are a very important staple at my house. We go through many, as avocados are one of the foods my two toddlers will always eat. There are many guacamole recipes out in cyberspace and in magazines and on cooking shows, but I’m a purist when it comes to guac. I believe simple is the absolute best, and you will too once you make this.
6 Avocados (if small / organic) or 6 large
2 Limes (or more to taste)
1 Small red onion
1 Garlic clove
Fresh cilantro (optional if you hate it)
Kosher salt or sea salt
A big bowl
A chef or chopping knife
Citrus juicer (optional)
Let’s do this:
Cut your ‘cados in half, then cut them in a grid pattern stopping at the skin like so:
Use a spoon to scoop out the rest into the large bowl. This method will give you some nice chunky imperfect cubes. Save one of the pits and toss it in. The pit will help keep the avocado from browning so you’ll have some fresher leftovers if you don’t eat it all in one sitting.
Sprinkle with sea salt or kosher salt to taste. If serving with chips or on tacos, I recommend tasting it along with whatever it is being served with to test how much it needs. Lightly dust with cumin, but don’t go overboard. Four shakes should do it.
Halve your limes and squeeze over the green stuff then toss. I love this citrus juicer because it saves me time and carpal tunnel pains.
Finely chop the garlic clove, red onion and cilantro before giving it one last toss. For the love of all things holy guacamole, don’t mash it!
Garnish with more fresh cilantro and serve. I love it with a simple roast chicken and a tortilla or as an appetizer with tortilla chips when entertain guests.
Happy National Avocado Day!