• DIY: Guacamole Goodness

With an appetizer as popular and crowd-pleasing as guacamole, you would think everyone had a recipe. We have found more often than not that isn't the case, instead the making of guacamole has became routine for each of us where we add our own individual flare. Inspired by the authentic guacamole we feasted on throughout our time in Todos Santos, Mexico we were determined to bring that tasty treat to you to life.

Of course, the very first thing you need to do is make sure you have all of your ingredients: ripe avocados and tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, a lime, salt & pepper and cilantro (optional). The trick to making perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe. If there is a lot of give, the avocado may be past ripe and not good. In this case, taste test first before using. I would definitely have some tortillas chips ready and waiting…


Here is the specific run down of our Todos Santos inspired flavorful & delicious guac:

INGREDIENTS

  1. Four ripe Haas avocados
  2. One jalapeño, seeds removed and finely diced
  3. ½ cup red onion, diced
  4. 1 cup tomato, diced
  5. Sea salt
  6. Pepper, fresh ground
  7. One lime
  8. Cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Remove the avocado from the skins and place in a bowl
  2. Mash the avocado with a fork or small potato masher
  3. Add in the tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro
  4. Slice the lime in half and squeeze the juice from ½ of the lime over the bowl
  5. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper
  6. Mix all of the ingredients evenly
  7. Adjust seasoning and add more lime juice if desired

NOTES

  1. Make sure you wash your hands after dicing the jalapeno
  2. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days, to avoid excessive browning, place plastic wrap down onto the entire surface of the guacamole and keep the avocado pits in the mix for extra freshness.