Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guacamole


Cinco de Mayo isn't until tomorrow, but I've already got Mexican food on my mind. This means, as is usually the case when I have Mexican on the mind, that I'm jones-ing hard for guacamole. Lots and lots of guacamole. Why guacamole? Shall I recite its merits for you? There are too many to list! But for starters, it's easy to make, it's relatively healthy, and it's a satisfying dinner substitute when no one feels like cooking. And, you know...it's super delicious.

Four large HASS avocados, one tomato, and half a red onion produced a dauntingly gigantic bowl of guacamole, but Dan and I inhaled every last bite. I was sad to see the last smear disappear into Dan's mouth, but tomorrow is a new day, and that new day will be filled with more guacamole and al pastor pork. Get excited!

Guacamole

Ingredients:
- 4 ripe avocados, mashed.
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced or crushed (Thanks for reminding me, Amber!)
- Salt 
- Lime juice

Steps:
(1) In a large bowl, mix mashed avocados, tomato, garlic, and chopped onion until well combined.
(2) Add salt and lime juice to taste. Stir to combine.
(3) Enjoy with chips and a margarita or beer.

2 comments:

Sam said...

did you capitalize HASS on purpose or was it an old habit from your MIT days?

Tina said...

Total reflex! I didn't even realize I'd done that until I saw your comment. But all caps is the only way that word looks right to me ;p