Appetizers, Condiments, Sides, Snacks

creamy, yet chunky garlicky guac

January 1, 2012
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I have made guac many times before, but have recently updated my recipe with a couple sweet tweaks here and there. The ‘new & improved’ version, so to speak!  In my opinion, making that perfect guac, honestly has a lot to do with finding the perfect avocados.  Catching them at the right time, is key.  They need to be ripe and ready to go, but not starting to go brown inside.  Sidenote: how many times have you bought avocados and thrown them out???  They go fast!  There lies the fine line. The second point to securing amazing flavour is mincing your fresh garlic, rather than just chopping it up.  I find this makes a huge difference is giving it so much more flavour.  Garlic breath beware!

My new version of homemade guac is creamier, yet still a little on the chunky side.  You know…kinda like ‘crispy’ and ‘saucy’ wings…I like a happy combo of both.  The generous amounts of squeezed lime juice and cilantro make it so FRESH!  I love that guac is so filling and serves so many purposes.  Throw it on some meat, use it as a dip for veggies, top off your fav kind of eggs…or just gobble it up on it’s own!  Whatever the case may be, chances are you will be adding it to anything and everything in sight.  It is so good and highly addictive…I fully ate almost the entire batch (and it was a huge batch) all by my lonesome!  Okay…enough chit chat.  Here is is…

Note:  I have made changes/additions below that differ from my original recipe.

creamy, yet chunky garlicky guac
Recipe Type: Condiment, Side
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Yield: 4 +
 
Ingredients
  • 4 large avocados (ripe - soft, but not too soft to the touch)
  • 2-3 small white onions - finely diced
  • 6 plum tomatoes - finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2-3 limes - freshly squeezed juice
  • fresh cilantro - chopped (lots!)
  • coarse sea salt - several pinches (I used rosemary & lemon)
  • ground black pepper - generous amounts
  • ground cumin - a pinch or two
  • ground cayenne - a pinch or two
  • hot sauce or chopped jalapenos - to kick it up a notch (optional)
Instructions
  1. peel, cut and de-pit avocados, into a medium-sized bowl
  2. add in onions, tomatoes, garlic and lime juice
  3. using a fork, begin mashing all the ingredients together
  4. then, add in cilantro, sea salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne and hot sauce/jalapenos (optional)
  5. continue the mashing process until you have reached your desired consistency
  6. enjoy!

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