December 07, 2011

My Homemade Guacamole

When my two youngest kids were about 9 and 6, they used to have a running argument each time we had guacamole.  Who was the "king" or "queen" of guacamole.  Basically, it was a sibling argument over who loved guacamole more.  Even though my son is now in college and that little six year old is almost 16, they still bring up the "I'm the King of Guacamole!"  "No!  I am the Queen of Guacamole!" argument when he is home from school and it's served.   

Tonight when I picked my daughter up after school she picked up a 'easy' style recipe book I had sitting the seat and flipped through it as we made the commute home.  She was mortified at the two guacamole recipes featured in the book.  One called for cottage cheese and the other added cream cheese and salsa.  She made me promise to never even try these two recipes.  I assured her that I have yet to find a better guacamole recipe than the one I make, and that I had no intention of adding cottage cheese.  

The Guacamole My Kids Argue 'Who Loves it More'

2-3 avocados (2 large, use 3 if they are on the smaller side)
1/2 onion, quartered
1/4 c diced chilies
1 heaping teaspoon minced jalapeno's
1 T cilantro or parsley (half that if you use dried)
1 T lime juice
1 large clove minced garlic (or use about 1  teaspoon pre-minced jarred style)
1/4 t salt
1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and diced

Slice and remove the seed from the avocados.  Scoop the flesh into a food processor bowl.  Add the onion, chilies, jalapeno, cilantro, lime and garlic and salt.  While on pulse a few times, just a few seconds each time.  Don't over process, but be sure the onion is all incorporated.  Stir in half the tomatoes, put into a serving dish, top with the remaining diced tomatoes.  Serve with tortilla chips.

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