There are some things in life that are just plain divisive. Love ’em or hate ’em. No middle ground.
I feel like guacamole is one such thing. I mean, come on, when was the last time you heard someone shrug their shoulders and say, “meh, I don’t love it but I don’t hate it?”
The bizarrely creamy texture and baby poop green color turns off a lot of folks, but the avocado-y goodness broken up with chunks of onion and tomato are a huge turn on for others.
Dear Husband LOVES guac and will sometimes eat it as his meal when we go out for Mexican. I grew up hating it but basically had a flip switched one day and now love it. Chrissy Teigen even has a slightly sacrilegious guacamole recipe in her Cravings cookbook that has cheese in it.
CHEESE, you guys.
(I tried to convince Dear Husband to let us do it Chrissy’s way for our Super Bowl party, but he put his snobby guacamole foot down. Which is fine, because I made all my favorite foods for the rest of the party’s dishes ;-))
So, here’s our personal recipe for guacamole. We start with four ripe avocados. It is crucial that they be sufficiently soft, otherwise muddling them will be difficult.
Next we add the spices: 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon salt. I like things really spicy, so I could personally probably go for even more cayenne.
After that, we squeeze in 3 tablespoons of lime juice (ideally fresh) and muddle the avocado, spices, and lime juice in our favorite mortar and pestle.
Next come my favorite ingredients: the chopped white onion (one half will do), two small chopped tomatoes (I prefer tomatoes on the vine), and a handful of chopped fresh green onions.
Finally, garnish with chopped fresh cilantro as desired, and enjoy!
Tell me, what is your favorite party dip? Do you love or hate guacamole? Would you ever try it with cheese?
Until next time,