Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cilantro-Lime Guacamole

I have a serious weakness for fresh guacamole! It's one of my absolute favorite foods, and I grow fresh cilantro in the summer just for the purpose of adding it to salsa and guacamole. It's a wonderful appetizer with chips and makes a great addition to sandwiches and a variety of Mexican dishes (my recipe for Tequila Chicken Fajitas will post on Saturday!). Whenever I make guacamole, it's gone almost immediately. Creamy and brightly flavored with lime and garlic, this guacamole is sure to be a great addition to your cooking repetoire!

Ingredients (serves 4-6):
2 Haas avocados, cores removed
juice of 1/2 lime

salt, pepper, 1 tsp. minced red onion
1 clove of garlic, finely minced with salt
1/2 serrano chile, minced (use more or less to adjust heat)
2 tbsp. minced cilantro
2 tbsp. diced Roma tomato

Core avocados and remove the pit. Mince the garlic and chile together (this helps ensure that you don't get a huge bite of just get the flavor of each ingredient!). Add lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic, chile, red onion and cilantro to avocado and mash until creamy but still slightly chunky. Stir in tomatoes and serve immediately.


Angie Seaman said...

YUM! I just read the recipe for this to Brent's friend (Lou.) I told him I was going to try yours since he won't cough up the recipe to his. Ha ha! I do know that I saw him put a brick of cream cheese in his. :) He said the recipe came from the interior mountains of Mexico. He met a woman there one time who gave him the recipe and that is where he got it from. Good stuff! I bet yours is phenomenal too! Love that stuff!

Hugs, Ang

Anonymous said...

YUM! one of my favorite things! you totally rock.


Happiest Belly said...

Just about everything is better with cream cheese! I'd love to see Lou's recipe too...your pictures of it are fabulous!

You'll have to come over next time I make some!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorites! Always fresh tasting and yummy. A nice balance of flavors.

Love, Granny