Guacamole a.k.a A Party in Your Mouth

I have a confession. I’m a vegan and I do not like avocados (commence gasping). Sure, I can tolerate them when they’re covered up by lots of other things, like vegetables. I can even eat a very thin layer on some toast. But as a whole, I do not like avocados, which also means I don’t like guacamole.

When I was in college, I was a server at various Mexican restaurants. One restaurant had a special menu item where we would make guacamole table side for customers. It was a very simple guacamole, and I enjoyed making it as long as I wasn’t in the weeds.

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Caegan happens to love guacamole, and since I never had any complaints from customers about the table side guacamole I made, I offered to make him some in the same way. He thought it was delicious, so I finally tried what I had been making for other people for a while. It was delicious. It was so simple, yet so flavorful! I thought my taste might have changed and I suddenly liked avocados, so I tried one again. Nope. Still hated them. So I thought that maybe I just like avocados as long as they were in the form of guacamole. Nope. All other guacamole is disgusting to me. I don’t mean to brag and say that the guacamole I make is some phenomenal gift to mankind with complex and secretive ingredients. Quite the opposite. I think the simplicity and freshness is what makes this guacamole top notch.

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Guacamole

Serves: 1-10 (depending on how much you and the possible other people like guacamole) Cook and prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • pico de gallo (you can make your own with jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, but the store bought stuff will make this recipe much quicker)
  • 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Halve and pit avocados. Scoop out avocado and mash with into a bowl with a fork. If you like your guacamole chunky, mash for only a few seconds. If you like your guacamole smooth, mash for about 30 seconds.
  2. Scoop out the desired amount of pico de gallo. I use about 1/2 cup of pico, but this is completely up to your taste preference.
  3. Add in minced garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Stir together until ingredients are mixed.
  4. Squeeze lime juice into mixture and lightly mix lime juice into guacamole until all flavors are combined (the lime juice will also slow the browning of the guacamole). Serve immediately.

I love to pair this recipe with the vegan queso I make. You can find the recipe for vegan queso here. If you make this recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram and Facebook so I can see your creations!

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