While we were snowed in, my husband made a wonderful, homemade Guacamole dip that we chowed down on during an afternoon. Since that day just two weeks ago, he has replicated the recipe at least four times. The only ingredient that is missing? Those ubiquitous powdered spices that come in pouch bags. There is nothing like a medley of fresh spices mixed in with perfectly ripened avocados with their creamy texture that is perfect for dipping and scooping.
Try my husband’s guacamole recipe below. It is very easy, lots of fun, and perfect for a quick, healthy snack for the whole family. Pair with lightly salted organic blue or yellow tortilla chips.
- Four ripe avocados
- 1/2 large Spanish onion, minced
- 3 T fresh cilantro, minced
- 2 T minced garlic
- Generous handful of cherry tomatoes or 1 1/2 large Heirloom tomatoes, diced
- Half jalapeño, minced (optional, depending upon your spice preference)
- 1 T tabasco sauce
- 2 T lime juice
- 1 tsp of salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1. In a large bowl, mix the onion, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño together
2. In a separate bowl, mash avocado so that small chunks are still visible
3. Fold in the avocado into the ingredients in the large bowl
4. Add the tabasco sauce, lime juice and cilantro. Add the salt and pepper to taste. Mix gently. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy. Refrigerate for up to four days.
Yields 6 servings