One of my life’s goals has always been to be known for a certain recipe or dish. I know – it sounds a bit exaggerated, but for me nothing beats the feeling I get when one of my go-to specialties starts to be referred to as “Allison’s” anything, and it starts to be requested at parties. This began to happen to me with my guacamole about a year ago. Now, I use the term “my” guacamole because I feel like its one of those dishes that people tend to own when they make it often. As simple as it is – and believe me, I’m a guacamole purist – people will still often pride themselves in their renditions. I suppose what makes my guac stand out is it’s simplicity. No bells and whistles here! Just a basic combination of fresh ingredients and the right texture. So, without further delay (and hopes that I won’t lose my crown by sharing this recipe), here’s Allison’s Guacamole.
- 4 Ripe Avocados
- 2 Cloves Garlic, pressed or minced
- 2 TBSP fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 Vine Tomato, chopped
- 1/3 Cup Red Onion, diced
- 1/8 Cup Jalapenos (the kind in a jar), diced
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped
Scoop 2 avocados into a mixing bowl. Cut the other two avocados into 1/2-inch chunks and set aside. Add garlic, lime juice and salt into bowl with the first two avocados. Mash together well with a fork until mostly smooth, but not pulverized. Add the chunks of avocado into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients and combine until well blended but still chunky. This is a fairly new trick, as I think the texture comes out really great when you have a combination of smooth and chunky avocado – when you add all of it in the beginning, I think it all gets too mushy after mixing all the other ingredients in. Also, this time around I used key limes because Scotts mom was kind enough to give me a couple! I’ve never cooked with key limes but they’re so cute and much easier to juice since they were softer.
Serve your guacamole as soon as possible – definitely leave this as the last thing you make if you’re preparing other party foods, so its as fresh as it can be. Enjoy!