Thursday, May 17, 2007

Homemade Guacamole

Pico de gallo (basically this recipe minus the avocado - makes a great, mild substitute for salsa)

With Memorial Day and Independence Day just around the corner, I am trying to post as many summer recipes as I can think of! I live for BBQ season!
Here's my own guacamole recipe. Quick and easy to make and much tastier than the store-bought variety (probably a lot cheaper, too!) If you leave out the avocadoes, this recipe also makes pico de gallo which is a tasty (mild) salsa alternative. Great on salads, tacos, as a dip for tortilla chips, etc.

This will make 8 servings (just enough for a fam
ily BBQ or picnic).

2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped (to seed tomatoes, try cutting them in half then squeezing each half over the disposal unit until the seeds pop out).
1 onion, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
3 tbsp. lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
2 avocadoes, chopped

Mix all ingredients up to salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour. After the hour has passed, gently stir in the avocadoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
You can make this as spicy as you like by adding some chopped and seeded jalapeno.

!Muy Delicioso! ;)

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