Classic Guacamole

Okay, not bread. But if chips are likened to bread, than guacamole is equivalent to butter. This may have been my first experience ever touching an avocado in any meaningful way. And by that I mean with the intention to eat—nothing romantic or otherwise. I made some conjectures about avocado skin color and quality of squish: the darker the avocado, it seems, the easier the skin to peel and the softer and greener the fruit meat to pulp. In the case of avocados, the opposite Kermit the Frog mantra proves true, It is easier being green.Image

Classic Guacamole

Adapted from Hyvee Seasons

2 tbsp lime juice
3 medium avocadoes, halved and seeded
1/3 c. finely chopped onion
3 tbsp chopped cilantro
1/2 to 1 jalapeno, halved, seeded and minced
1 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

Combine lime juice and avocado halves in medium bowl. Using a fork, roughly chop the avocado to desired consistency.
Stir in onion, cilantro, jalapeno, hot sauce, salt, cumin, garlic and tomato.
Cover and let stand 1 hour if serving at room temperature or refrigerate 2 to 3 hours to serve chilled.

This recipe tasted fabulous even though I only had one good bite. It was the party phenomenon where chips and guac go out on the table, you step away to put ice in the cooler or change a garbage bag, and you return to find the guac bowl empty with only traces of green smear. Too bad. But I will make it again, now that I know what kind of avocados to look for.

5 thoughts on “Classic Guacamole

  1. I heard the blog is going away this summer? Is is possible you could reinvent a ‘what shall we call med school’ ish blog for high school seniors to read? The disappearing act is my experience with guac…..make it, taste it…wash the dish. Enjoy the day.

    1. Such awful rumors! No, the blog will not be going away this summer– but I dare say it would be a feat to juggle my current bread schedule with my surgery rotation in Florida. Unless of course, they let me haul my oven into the OR for morale (unlikely)

      1. You can speak your second language a bit, in Florida and learn some new recipes to put on the blog….I’m happy…not that you have to do a surgery rotation..go thou to thy happy place.

  2. I love that you connected guacamole and Kermit the Frog 🙂 Also, tell me more about the upcoming Florida adventure!

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