Holy Guacamole!

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Jacinda Santiago

By
@knittyqueen

I've spent years perfecting my guacamole. It's always a hit at parties. I feel shallots complement the avocado more than onions. Also, mashing the shallots, jalapeno, and garlic with rock salt brings out their juices and oils and it infuses the guacamole nicely. I've been asked how you can tell if an avocado is ripe. I say make a fist and press into the flesh between your thumb and index finger. That's what an avocado should feel like if it's perfectly ripe. Any harder and it needs a few days to ripen. If it's really hard, it may never ripen.

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This guacamole recipe is simple and reminds us of the Mexican restaurants that prepare fresh guacamole at the table. The fresh mixture of shallots, garlic, and jalapeno ground in the mortar and pestle with salt really give a pop of flavor to the guacamole. Fresh lime juice pulls the everything together and helps to balance the flavors. Get the bag of tortilla chips out and dig in! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 2 medium
    ripe haas avocados
  • 1
    tomato
  • 1/4
    jalapeno peppers
  • 1/4
    shallots
  • 1 medium
    garlic clove
  • 1 tsp
    coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2
    fresh lime
  • 2 sprig(s)
    fresh cilantro

How to Make Holy Guacamole!

Step-by-Step

  1. Finely dice the garlic clove, shallot, and jalapeno.

    NOTE: You can increase or decrease the amount of heat by adding or reducing the amount of jalapeno.
  2. Place the three ingredients in a mortar and pestle. Add coarse salt and crush until a pulp. You will see the juices of the pepper, shallot, and garlic come out. Set aside.
  3. Dice the tomatoes. If using a juicy type of tomato (like on the vine or plum) remove some of the seeds and pulp to prevent the guacamole from becoming too watery. Place diced tomatoes in a bowl.
  4. Divide the avocados in half. Remove the pit and scoop out the pulp with a spoon and place in a bowl. Move quickly to the next step to prevent browning.
    TIP: To easily remove the pit, give it a whack with the sharp end of a large knife and twist. It will pop right out!
  5. Squeeze the lime over the avocados. It's OK to get a small amount of lime pulp in there.
  6. Add the crushed mixture and freshly cracked pepper.
  7. Roll the cilantro up and cut with kitchen shears. Stems and all. Sprinkle over the guacamole.
  8. Take a fork or potato masher and give it a quick mash to mix everything together. Taste and add more salt, pepper, and/or lime juice to taste.

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About Holy Guacamole!

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Fiesta Time!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids




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