My husband, Jim, grew up in a town in northern San Diego called Fallbrook. The town is known for its amazing avocado groves. They claim the title of “The Avocado Capitol of the Country.” They even have an avocado festival there each year. So -people that grew up there probably know a thing or two about guacamole. :)
Jim’s brother, Bob, makes this guacamole and it’s awesome! My kids call him “Uncle Bob” and are completely smitten with him. After all – he plays trains and cars with them, tosses them in the air, and it an all around joy for my little boys.
Guacamole Sans The Chunks
I’m not a fan of big chunks of onion or cilantro in my guac – so this recipe is right up my alley! If you are the chunky-guacamole-sort-of-person, fear not, Des has a dynamite recipe for a chunky version.
The secret? The onion, pepper, lime juice, and tomato are pureed in the blender before adding in the avocado and salt. This makes for a smooth texture while maintaining the depth of flavor.
A few year back while I was browsing thru my Facebook feed I came across the following video – and now I CAN NOT stop singing it when I eat or make guacamole. Darn you internet. Darn you.
Avocados c/o Melissa’s Produce.
While we are on the topic of videos – I’ve included a little how-to video on this easy guac. I used my favorite blender as well as the Casabella 4 in 1 Avocado Tool (which is really awesome). It cuts open, slices, scrapes, and mashes your avocados. You can’t get any better than that.
I also have really been loving the Casabella Guac Lock. I was really skeptical of this gadget – but it truly works! It has kept my guac nice and green in my fridge for a few days now. It allows you to press all of the air out of the bowl so no oxidation can take place on that delicious green dip. If you’re a guac lover (as I am,) this is a must.
This guacamole is perfect for game day, or with tacos. This guacamole is 100% on my super bowl menu. What do you have planned for your SB party?
SHOP THE POST
- 2 Large Avocados (or 4 small)
- 1/4 Onion
- 1 Serrano Chili Pepper, seeds removed
- 1 Lime
- 1 Large Roma Tomato
- Salt to Taste
- In a Blender puree juice from lime, onion, Serrano chili (seeds removed) and 1/3 of the tomato.
- Pour Mixutre into a bowl and add avocados
- Pulse remaining tomato in blender until chopped.
- Add to bowl and stir/mash to desired consistency. I like to use a potato masher.
- Add salt to taste