Happy New Year! We are getting together with some friends tonight and I had to make the best homemade guacamole to bring over there. This is a great recipe for any get together although we make it all the time, especially when we have Mexican food. Our boys absolutely LOVE it!
Funny story about where it came from. We had it at my older sister’s house for the first time and she told me it was her and her husband’s recipe. Well a little while later my younger sister came over and started saying that is was her recipe. Still to this day, they both say it is theirs. I am not quite sure whose recipe it is but it really doesn’t matter, I am just glad we got it because it is soooooo good!
We changed up a couple things when we make it from the original recipe. For one thing, I am not a cilantro fan…like at all. I never knew what it was in Mexican dishes that I did not care for until I bought cilantro one time to make in a recipe and figured it out from there. You can certainly add it if you like it though.
The other things we do different is I use 5 avocados instead of 4 and about ¼ of a red onion instead of 1 cup. I thought the onion was too overpowering when I used a whole cup. However I wanted to give you the “original” recipe and you can decide how to make it based on your preferences. Also I buy the squeeze bottles of garlic instead of mincing up cloves. This is so much easier, I highly recommend it.
This is what Mr. Wonderful does to entertain himself while I am cutting up the veggies. He is constantly joking around. Whenever I am watching Fixer Upper, Chip Gaines reminds me of him. He makes life fun. 🙂
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Here is an easy tip for mashing up the avocados. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon scoop out all of the avocado. Instead of using a fork, we use our potato masher. It makes it much easier and faster. You can mash them up to your desired consistency, I like it smoother but I know some people like it more chunky.
- 1 lime for juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tomato diced
- 1 cup red onions diced
- 3 tablespoons of cut cilantro
- 4 avocados
- 1 jalapeño diced
- Cut and mash avocados
- Cut up veggies
- Juice the lime into bowl
- Mix all of it together
I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. See you in 2017!