Thursday, July 28, 2011
I've been quiet on the blog the last few days, and it's mostly because after the stress of moving our whole apartment into Amy and David's house I needed a few days to sit and do... nothing. Okay, not nothing. This week, I have cooked fancy dinners every night for my kindhearted hosts, gone to many yoga classes (including a two in one day!), set up the utilities in the new place so it won't be dark when we move in, and made one batch of super delicious guacamole.
I love guacamole - it's a perfect summer food, as it requires no cooking and goes with almost anything. I had been buying a lot of Wholly Guacamole to feed my craving, but now that I'm unemployed and budgeting big time the price tag on pre-made guac was just too high. On the bright side, not having anything to do all day means I have more than enough time to whip up some homemade guacamole for lunch. Which is exactly what happened today.
I didn't have a recipe on hand but I took mental notes while I assembled the guacamole. Which is lucky for you, because the Wholly company has got some competition - the guacamole was perfect. I'm drooling just thinking about it.
You will need:
2 avocados, quartered, pitted and peeled
1 plum tomato, diced
2 clovers of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of cilantro, minced
juice of one lime
salt, to taste
Place the avocado in a large bowl and mash until mostly smooth. (I like my guacamole a little chunky.)
Add the tomato, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. Mix until well combined. Salt to taste. Enjoy on tortilla chips or by the spoonful.
Here's the rest of my lunch: sweet potato fries and a Southwest Sunshine burger smothered in delicious guacamole. Very filling. Very satisfying. Very good.
Dear leftover guacamole: devouring you is officially my full time job.