Appetizer | January 31, 2017

Uncle Bob’s Guacamole

 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. :)
Guacamole in bowl with chips dipping in. ingredients and open soda bottles surrounding
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 is 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.
 
Guacamole Ingredients overhead shot
 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.

line of halved avocados
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.
 
Guacamole in the guac-lock on platter with chips
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?
Guacamole in black bowl on cutting board with cilantro garnish and chip dipping into it

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Guacamole for a crowd
Bob’s Guacamole
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This smooth guacamole is perfect for game day, or with tacos!

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: smooth guacamole
Calories: 687 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 2 Large Avocados or 4 small
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 1 Serrano Chili Pepper seeds removed
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Large Roma Tomato
  • Salt to Taste
Instructions
  1. In a Blender puree juice from lime, onion, Serrano chili (seeds removed) and 1/3 of the tomato.
  2. Pour Mixutre into a bowl and add avocados
  3. Pulse remaining tomato in blender until chopped.
  4. Add to bowl and stir/mash to desired consistency. I like to use a potato masher.
  5. Add salt to taste
Nutrition Facts
Bob’s Guacamole
Amount Per Serving (0.5 c)
Calories 687 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59g 91%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Potassium 2205mg 63%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 30g 120%
Sugars 6g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 23.2%
Vitamin C 88.4%
Calcium 7%
Iron 14.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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