We recently went to Arkansas and on our last night we went out for Mexican and they had some of the best guacamole I've ever had. Now, I'm not a huge guacamole lover, it's a love/hate relationship where I'm super picky about it and I can only eat so much of it before I'm just sick of it. Since then I have been craving guacamole and then I saw an avocado commercial then that was it, I was going to make some.
It couldn't be that hard, right? I make my own Pico de Gallo when I make street tacos, mostly because I think store bought is flavorless and I like to add a little extra to the things I make.
So I go to Wal-Mart, and realize I know nothing about avocados. I saw something on the internet once about taking the little button off the bottom and it can be green or brown, and one of them means it's ripe, but I couldn't remember which color meant that, and I was too proud to look it up while staring right at the avocados. I grabbed some that were green and squeezed to see if they were a little soft and decided I'd wing it. And honestly, Wal-Mart is not a farmers market so I was getting what I get.
Before I tell you what I put in it I should tell you that I love cilantro and put Slap Ya Mama seasoning in everything. If you don't like those things, that's cool, leave them out, but it will not taste as good as mine.
Okay, here's what is in it:
3 Avocados - leave the shell and pit out (obviously)
1 Roma Tomato (diced)
1/2 of a 1/2 of Yellow Onion(not a quarter, the inner half of the half) (finely diced)
1 Small Jalapeño (I took the seeds out)(finely diced)
1 Clump Cilantro (chopped)
1/2 Teaspoon Minced Garlic (you can chop one if you're bored)
1 Lime (squeezed)
Salt to taste (I used Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning)
Keep in mind, you can add or omit any ingredients depending on your tastes. This recipe also made about two cups of guac, in case you were making it for more than one person (I ate it all).
Side note: I put it in a Tupperware container and each day when I ate out of it, I dumped the liquid that formed on the top and stirred it up. It lasted 5 days before it was too brown for me to eat it comfortably.
If you try it and like it, drop a comment below!
Photos by Mallery Adkins