While visiting my brother’s family in Newport, I had the privilege of experiencing Allan’s delicious and nutritious guacamole. I have to admit, I never imagined my brother would one day be a guacamole connoisseur. As a kid, Allan was a pretty picky eater and wouldn’t eat ANYTHING green…definitely not avocados! Mom’s weekly menu was limited to tacos, pizza, spaghetti and the occasional splurge on burger king burgers (3 plain ones to be exact!). What a Saint! Here’s a photo of Allan, “Betsy Ross” and I, having a picnic at our childhood home in Pennsylvania in 1990. It’s hard to see exactly what we were eating, but I”ll bet there were tacos in that cooler for Allan!
My mom used to say “Allan, you are going to have to learn to eat more things because one day you are going to marry a girl who is going to expect more variation in her life!” He would usually respond back, “I’m just going to eat out all the time!” Ha! Luckily, Allan met Jenny who is the least picky eater I’ve ever met so Allan quickly learned to try new foods. He also realized eating out every meal is pretty expensive so he learned how to cook. Boy am I glad he did because his guac was amazing! It’s the perfect blend of creamy avocados and spicy jalapeños. Eat it with your favorite corn chips and you’ll be satisfied for days!
~Yields 6 servings (or 3 if you eat as much guac as my brother and I!)
- 3 Hass Avocados
- 1 Tomato, de-seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, diced (de-seeded if you don’t want your guac as spicy)
- 1 Tbsp lime juice or lemon juice (whichever you have on hand)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves, crushed
1.) Peel avocados and place in a medium-sized bowl.
2.) Add the tomato, red onion, jalapeño, and garlic and mash with a fork or even a potato masher works well. (You can also pulse in a food processor if you want a more finely blended guac).
3.) Once mixed, squeeze the lemon or lime juice over the mixture and garnish with fresh cilantro.