This next chapter in the Whip It Up tale finds our heroine alone in the kitchen with a dead-batteried camera, four appropriately soft avocados, and a decree to use fresh produce in this week’s featured recipe. What’s a girl to do?
Easy choice, friends. As a native Californian, I can think of about 489,524 things to do with an avocado, some not legal in all fifty states, so I decided to keep it real with some good old guacamole. Oh, and because I am a badass…I “made” my own tortilla chips. Less than five minutes under a broiler, some nonfat cooking spray, chili powder, salt, and pepper, and I was in Snack Town. And the guacamole? Here we go…
Megan’s Easy Way to Run Through Some Avocados
2-3 ripe, but not too soft avocados
half a jalapeno, seeded (’cause that’s where the heat comes from, you know)
salt and pepper
juice from 1 lime or 1/2 a lemon
1/4 to 1/2 cup of salsa, if desired
(really, anything else your tummy tells you needs to be in there, too, because much can happen in the heat of guacamole-making)
1. Remove skin and pits from avocado (I’m sure there’s some great YouTube video of how to get that pit out, but believe me when I say that it is best to avoid hand laceration by putting the halved avocado on the counter before whacking a blade into the pit to remove it. Just be safe, people.) Place into serving vessel and mash roughly with a fork.
2. Finely dice the jalapeno and add it to the mashed avocado. Add lime or lemon juice.
3. Season with listed spices (and anything else that tastes appropriate), and leave in refrigerator to let flavors meld for about 30 minutes, or as long as you can stand.
4. Eat with chips, tortillas, or your hands. Really, any way to get the guacamole into the system is acceptable.
Was the recipe easy to follow? Yep! Satisfying cravings is something at which I’ve become greatly skilled, and this is something that is pretty easy to improvise.
Did the dish taste good? Oh, yes. I didn’t eat it in one sitting or anything, but it stood no chance at the second one.
Would you make it again? Absolutely. I am a little sad that I only have one avocado left– it seems like such a meager amount of guacamole!
Note: I have made guacamole from scratch with different ingredients (obviously, there were avocados involved…), as well as using the little powder packet that is available at the grocery store. So, it is a new *formulation* for me, I swear!