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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CookOut Cookin’ – Holy Guacamole! — 21 Comments

  1. Now I’m craving guacamole! haha. I refused to eat avocados not so long ago though… my mom has this theory that the more you eat them, the more you like them. That’s definitely what happened to me. Might explain why you enjoy them more now, too :)
    I usually mash it up with a fork, since my blender turns it a bit gray…

  2. I LOVE guacamole! Although I was like you before and didn’t think much of it. Then I made it for a party and tasted it, and thought where have you been all my life?! So yummy! My recipe is similar to yours, but it has cumin and no peppers. I also have a recipe for cookies made with avocados – weird, but really yummy and kinda healthy :-)

  3. Not really a guacamole fan…made some in high school for extra credit in Spanish class and it was horrible! LOL! But I was probably to blame since I am the worst person you could ever have in a kitchen!

  4. I heart guacamole and it is such an easy to make! You are absolutely right about adding the lime, it really makes a difference! I don’t think I have tried it with red peppers before… I will have to give that a go :)

  5. I love guacamole. Fresh is the best, but Trader Joe’s has a freezable one that comes in little serving packets in case you don’t feel like making it. I love Mexican, but Mexican with guac is a whole different level of awesomeness.

  6. Mmmmmm I love homemade guac and that looks SO good! I’m with you on the garlic quantities… the more the better. Sometimes when we make it we will try green onions, a tomatillo, and a bunch of cilantro. That makes it super fresh! Plus we always throw in a fresh chile for a kick. Just thought I would throw some of our guac experiments out there if you continue to make it! :)

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