Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Yummy Guacamole

Yummy Guacamole

Since this past week featured both National Margarita Day and National Tortilla Chip Day, it seemed appropriate to have Mexican food over the weekend. The most appropriate way to have it, of course, would be to go to a good Mexican restaurant and have it prepared by people who know how to cook Mexican food. That just seemed too easy, though.

Yummy Guacamole
While our Mexican food cooking skills may be questionable, the guacamole in this house is first rate! For years I thought of it as an indulgence but finally realized that only the fact that it's generally eaten along with a giant bag of chips is the problem. Guacamole is actually incredibly healthy but because we tend to avoid the chips, we also avoid the dip.

Yummy Guacamole
Avocados themselves are used a lot in our house in salads and sandwiches. But with a chicken fajita-ish kind of dinner in mind, I decided to make a batch of delicious guac. The rest of the meal actually turned out amazingly well with sauteed chicken, peppers and onions, some fajita seasoning, a soft flour tortilla and some rice and beans. Authentic? Probably not but who cares. It was so yummy we made it again the next night. Enjoy!

Ingredients
2 Ripe avocados
2 Tomatoes, diced
1/2 Red onion, peeled and diced
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste

Yummy Guacamole
In a bowl, mix the tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lemon juice. Cut the avocado into bite size chunks and incorporate into the bowl, being careful not to mash it up too much. Season to taste and enjoy not just with chips but in fajitas, wraps and sandwiches. Makes approximately 6 - 8 servings.

21 comments:

  1. I do love Tex mex food and always have to have this with the meal. My mom is the only person I know that does not like guacamole! Not surprising that you made the same meal the next night, wish I had been there-I am sure it was a delicious feast. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  2. yumm! I just had guacamole last night with dinner, it really does so well with so many things! I'll have to throw in cilantro like your recipe next time, I haven't done that before!

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  3. Guacamole is one of our faves. I could eat it everyday. I love a good veggie fajita with a dollop of guac! Yum!

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  4. Ah, guacamole - one of my favorite things in the world. I'm sure it paired beautifully with the chicken fajitas.

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  5. Oh, I love guacamole...and yours looks perfect! I had some smeared on a soft tortilla before adding my taco ingredients....mmmmmmmmmm.

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  6. Yum! I love guacamole!
    Thanks for the friend request on Foodbuzz :) I buzzed ya!

    Happy Cooking
    --shelley

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  7. Isn't fresh guacamole just the best? I can't stand it when people buy the pre-made stuff. It just doesn't compare. I wish that more people realized just how tasty the fresh stuff is.

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  8. I love this guacamole recipe. I also found this 10 minute guacamole recipe here http://www.gourmetrecipe.com/recipes/10-minute-guacamole

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  9. That is some good looking guac! Nothing beats it with salsa cheesy nachos!!!
    Mouth is watering now :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. excellent guacamole but there needs to be a side dish of barbecue ribs to make it divine

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  11. I LOVE Guacamole. Yours looks "lick the bowl" good!

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  12. A good guac recipe is a must-have in every solid kitchen! Nice to have found your blog through a mutual food blogging friend!

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  13. It's so strange, bc I'm not usually into spicy or Mexican food, but I love guacamole. Idk why-but this looks great!

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  14. That is some gorgeous guac--we don't tend to eat a lot of it either, but this looks first rate!

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  15. Yummy indeed! This looks so tasty! And cinco de mayo is just around the corner!

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  16. Love guacamole made with red onions, yours sounds divine. Found you from the cinco de mayo blog hop.

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  17. Good guac would make a shoe taste good....

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  18. Who doesn't love guacamole!? So good!

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  19. Oh c'mon Happy Couple, where's the unique margarita to go along with that? I'll take it frozen with salt!

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  20. Looks great! All I need is chips to dip in it and I am set. Do you ever add chopped peppers (jalapenos or otherwise)?

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    1. Thanks, Renee! I don't actually like heat so I leave it out. But some chopped jalapenos or even a touch of cayenne pepper would certainly be appropriate.

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