I'll go out on the cliche ledge and say it: Guacamole belongs at any party. Most of all, it belongs in your hands and mouth for the duration of every Super Bowl ever played. It's just one of those culinary rules of life. I've long been known among my friends and family as "the best guac maker ever." Not gonna lie... I'm pretty good. What I'm sharing is my basic guacamole recipe. You can jazz it up any way you'd like.
What makes mine so different? I like it chunky, baby! I need substance. I need girth. I need something to chew on. I need a zesty green party in my mouth. There's also a secret ingredient hiding in the silky goodness.
GAME DAY GUACAMOLE
- 4 ripe avocados
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced small
- 1/2 large red onion, chopped fine
- fresh cilantro, one bunch (or dried cilantro to taste - start with 3-4TBSP)
- 3 green onions, chopped
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 1 TBSP garlic powder (or garlic salt - if using garlic salt, adjust additional plan salt accordingly)
- 2 tsp ground cumin (secret ingredient alert)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- hot sauce; optional
Peel avocados and remove pits, discard. Cut into large chunks, add to large bowl. Add diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and green onions. Squeeze lime juice into your bowl - watch out for seeds! Add olive oil, garlic powder (or salt), ground cumin, salt, and pepper. If desired, add favorite hot sauce, to taste. Mix vigorously with a wooden spoon, large fork, or spatula. You want your guacamole to be creamy-feeling when you eat it, but the point here is to leave some large chunks - so don't go to town mashing your avocado! The olive oil and stern hand when mixing will get it as luxurious as you'd like it be while still leaving some avocado chunks. Think of it as guacasalsa. Or salsamole.
Get ready to dunk! Much like other dips/spreads/snacks/condiments, I really don't need to dip anything in this. I'm perfectly happy eating it directly from my spoon. Just be sure you're tasting it along the way. Guacamole is very forgiving - you can easily add more lime juice, garlic, cilantro, onion, or hot sauce and stir that baby up again!
Nutritional Info, per serving (makes 8 servings): 145 calories, 12g fat, 10g carb, 5.5g fiber, 2g protein