easy homemade guacamole

this month’s bon appetit¬†featured a mouthwatering spread of taco fillings–shrimp in adobo sauce, seared short ribs, fresh chorizo, rajas poblanas & cumin & ancho chicken. i went grocery shopping last night accordingly, picking up guacamole ingredients only as an afterthought (“oh, that would be good with the tacos.”). lo & behold, after spending the first half of my day sunning myself at james madison park, i came home this afternoon famished & craving a fresh, bright summer snack. i made the guacamole with every intention of limiting myself to a snack-sized portion & saving the rest for the upcoming week’s dinners only to devour the two-and-a-half cups my recipe yielded. i guess that means i liked it… so maybe you will too!

-2 medium ripe avocados, diced
-1 small onion, peeled & diced
-1 clove garlic, peeled & minced
-2 medium roma tomatoes, gutted, trimmed & diced
-1 jalapeno, finely chopped
-the juice of 1 large lime
-1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
-salt, to taste

combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl using a fork. feel free to mash up avocado like i did. serve chilled or at room temp.

*yields 2.5 cups of guacamole

see also: mark bittman’s salsa fresca, reprinted here.

About Christina

Milwaukee-based bon vivant. Lover of food, yoga, design, good words & loving kindness.
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3 Responses to easy homemade guacamole

  1. Karen says:

    If it is all gone, it must have been really good.

    • christina says:

      thanks for stopping by, karen! i definitely think it’s worth a try. i just dropped by your blog. love all the lovely pictures & i am for sure going to give your mango salsa a whirl. yum!

  2. Karen says:

    Thank you for visiting Christina. Everyone seems to love the mango salsa.

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