Thursday, June 30, 2011


I absolutely LOVE guacamole. The funny part is that I didn't even know that it was something you could make from scratch... ha I always thought guacamole was made from those envelopes of seasoning mixes. Shame on me. Guacamole is SO much better when homemade. That packet stuff doesn't even hold a candle to the real stuff. Of course at the time when I thought that "that" was the real stuff, I thought guacamole was pretty good anyways. Seriously though, if you are in the same boat I was in, you need to try and make your own...

It's very, very, verrrry easy!

Squash a few avocados.

Squeeze in some lemon juice. A couple dashes of hot sauce.

Dice a tomato and half an onion. Mince a clove of garlic.

Season. Done.


adapted from "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten

4 ripe haas avocados
3 Tb freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
8 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup small dice red onion
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 medium tomato, seeded, and small diced

Cut the avocados in 1/2, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. Immediately add the lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Mash or slice avocados down to desired consistency for dip. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.

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