Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tasty Tuesday: Homemade Guacamole

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Y'all.  Homemade guacamole is easy peasy.  And not only does it take your "Mexican Monday" or "Taco Tuesday" to a whole 'nother level of tastiness, it's also cheaper and fresher than store bought.  After a few years of living in California and trying MANY different guacamole recipes, I eventually settled on this simple and delicious method of making guacamole.  Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients

-  2 RIPE** avocados - (you can use one if you only want to make a little, or more if you have a huge crowd of guac lovers)
-  McCormick Brand California Style Garlic Powder with Parsley (for some reason it just tastes better than regular garlic powder)
-  Lime Juice (fresh or from concentrate - either works)
-  Lawry's Seasoned Salt

 
**Avocados are ready for use when they will yield to gentle pressure when squeezed.  Most of the time the ones you find in the store are too hard to use right away and will need to ripen for a day or two on your counter.  You can put them in a paper bag to hurry the ripening process if needed (or refrigerate avocados that you don't want to ripen any further) but don't even try to use avocados that are rock hard.  It's just not happening sister.



Directions

Cut avocados lengthwise and remove pit by whacking your knife so that it's stuck in the pit and then twisting sideways.  Cut avocado halves lengthwise again and peel off skins.  Put in medium size bowl and liberally sprinkle on the garlic powder and lime juice, then add a few dashes of the seasoned salt.  Mash and stir with fork until you achieve the desired consistency.  Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.  

You can mix in pico de gallo or any combination chopped up tomatoes, onion, cilantro or jalapenos but it's actually quite good without any additions.  Totally up to you! 


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