Saturday, September 5, 2009
Here's my little recipe for an easy peasy guacamole. Perfect for the upcoming labor day grillin' and chillin'. Which means summer is nearly gone and fall is just around the corner. But being in California, summer tends to overstay it's welcome by a few weeks. I'm seriously ready for some sweater weather.
This old fashioned dip is relatively simple. Avocados, onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic, salt and pepper, lemon juice. You can substitute the cilantro for parsley for you non-cilantro lovers. Blend everything together and...viola...instant dip. See, it wasn't that hard to make. So step away from that store jar of guac and try making this for yourself. You'll be happy that you made your own. You can add jalapeños or any pepper, if you want to add some heat, too.
I served this with some baked pita chips that I made from using regular wheat pita bread that I toasted in the oven in 275˚F oven for 5 min.
Makes roughly 1 1/2 cups.
Easy Peasy Guacamole
1 ripe medium avocado - skinned and pitted
1/2 medium sweet onion - fine chopped
1/3 c fresh cilantro or parsley - fine chopped
1 small tomato - deseeded and chopped
1 garlic clove
Juice of 1 lemon
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Season with a little salt and pepper
If you don't have a food processor, finely chop the sweet onion, cilantro or parsley and garlic until they are nearly minced.
In a bowl, mash the avocado and add the sweet onion, cilantro or parsley and garlic. Mix well. Add in the lemon juice and season with a little salt and pepper.
Note: the lemon juice will help the avocado from turning brown.