Max’s Favorite GuacamoleMay 4, 2018 By Cathy — No Comments
Homemade guacamole is so easy and delicious and can be on your table in minutes.
There are two kinds of people in the world. Those that hope the avocado trend never ends and those that wish it never started. I’m super pro avocado and will happily eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Smeared on toast, tucked inside tacos or slapped on a burger….bring it.
But as much as I love this creamy fruit (yes fruit), my affection pales in comparison to that of my son Max. He can (and often does) make a meal of guacamole, prefers a couple avo slices on his burger even more than his beloved cheese, and will literally eat it directly out of the skin with a spoon. Trend be damned for this kid, it’s a way of life.
So it’s a little crazy that with all of this avo love in my life I’ve never shared my go-to guac recipe on the blog before. You may remember this grilled guacamole recipe which puts a fun spin on it, but today we’re going straight up classic. This is the way I make it for my boy and when it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Fresh and bright with tons of lime juice and just the right amount of salt to enhance the flavor.
It’s no coincidence that I’m sharing this recipe as Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon. It’s a great starter for your celebration or the perfect accompaniment to loaded nachos or tacos. Speaking of Cinco de Mayo, if you haven’t made your menu yet, look no further. This Cinco de Mayo menu is fully planned…all you have to do is hit the store (and maybe add this guac to the list). Happy Cinco de Mayo my friends!
- 2 ripe avocados, cut in half and pits removed
- ¼ cup green onion, very thinly sliced
- ¼ cup tomato, seeded and diced
- ¼ cup cilantro, minced
- 1 lime, juiced
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- a few turns black pepper
- *1 jalapeño, halved and seeded - optional
- Hold the avocado half in your hand and cut through in a cross hatch, without cutting through the skin. Scoop out into a bowl. Repeat with the other halves.
- Stir all of the ingredients together. If you prefer a less chunky guac, mash with a large fork until you reach your desired consistency.