In honor of Cinco de Mayo (or Cinco de Drinko, if you prefer), I thought I would share my famous recipe for guacamole. It is one of my favorite foods. It’s like Franks Red Hot – I put that
shit stuff on everything.
Note: I have kids so I do not, in fact, put Franks Red hot on anything. I’m more of a Tapatio or Sri Racha girl anyway.
Also, my guacamole is only famous at my house.
Okay, so not actually famous, but good.
Here’s how ya do it.
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup salsa verde, any brand
1/2 cup of either sour cream, mayonnaise or fat free Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. Fresh chopped cilantro leaf (optional)
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste.
Gather your your ingredients.
Cut your avocados in half, remove the large pits, and scoop out the soft green flesh into a bowl. Use a fork to mash it up. You don’t want it completely smooth, you want to leave lumps about the size of a small pea in it. Lumps make it good.
Squeeze your limes into the bowl and stir. In a pinch you can substitute lemon but you’ll need to add extra salt and pepper. The citrus is important as it adds tart flavor and prevents oxidation (that’s when your guacamole turns all gross and brown).
Add the salsa verde and either the sour cream, mayonnaise or Greek yogurt. One of – NOT all three. Personally, I like the taste with mayonnaise best, but the Greek yogurt is also good, and I wanted to be a little healthier today so that is what I used.
Now’s the time to add cilantro and onion if you’re using them. You don’t have to and I usually don’t. It keeps better without them because the cilantro turns black after about a day, and the onion makes it a bit watery in my opinion.
Add salt and pepper to taste, grab a bag of corn chips and eat! It’s also great on burgers, tacos, burritos and with veggies as a dip.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
What’s your favorite kind of hot sauce? Other favorite condiment?