CookOut Cookin’ – Holy Guacamole!

I’ve never made guacamole before, and quite frankly Jesse and I have never really been fans, but over the past few weeks I’ve found myself enjoying it more and more at parties or Mexican restaurants. So when I spotted an avocado sale at Kroger this weekend, I figured what the heck! I totally winged it because I’ve watched my friend Becky make it so many times and it actually was pretty good! And Jesse LOVED it… like cleaning the bowl with his finger LOVED! So I call that a success!

Ingredients (Enough for 2 people to snack on for a few hours):
– 2 avocados
– 1 lime (juiced)
– 2 cloves garlic (minced) *Remember, Jesse and I try to keep vampires at least 50 ft. away with our large garlic intake so feel free to use less than we do!*
– 2 tbsp. onion (diced)
– 2 tbsp. orange (or red) pepper (diced)
– 1/4 tsp. salt (or less depending on how you like your guac)
– 1 dash of pepper

Let’s Get Cookin’!

Start by cutting your avocados in half, you kind of have to cut both sides around the giant pit (or whatever it’s called) inside. The best kind of avocados to use are the really squishing kind (I discovered that too late). If it’s squishy enough you can just fold back the skin and the insides fall right out, if it’s firm you’ll probably have to scoop it out with a spoon. Since my avocados were too firm to squish with a spoon I used my blender to chop and mix everything up. I added a bit of pepper, some salt, garlic, onion, orange pepper and lime juice to my avocado and used the “Crushed Ice” setting on my blender to make it the desired consistency.It’s actually really simple to make and is a great (and healthish) snack option for a hot summer day! We may actually be going to the store just for more avocados tonight…

Do you like guac? What’s your favorite type of dip for a party?

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