Homemade Guacamole

I’ve had the pictures for this sitting in a folder on my desktop for what seems like months, I’ve just been too busy to get in an process them. It’s hard to take pictures of guacamole and make it look good, but we tried!

Our “recipe” is actually pretty simple, and you can increase the amount any of the ingredients according to your own tastes.

Fresh Guacamole

2 large, ripe avocados
1 tomato, seeded
1/2 red onion
1 jalapeno
kosher salt
lemon or lime juice

Roast the jalapeno over a flame until the skin is blackened. Put into a plastic baggie until condensation appears and let it sit for a few minutes while you chop the tomato and onion, and mash the avocado.

Remove the jalapeno from the bag and rub with a damp paper towel to remove the blackened skin, chop jalapeno finely (or split and remove seeds if you don’t want too much heat, then chop).

Add to the mashed avocado, and gently mix in the onion and tomato. Add kosher salt to taste and a squeeze of the lemon or lime juice to taste. Mix gently one more time. Transfer to a clean bowl and press plastic wrap right on top of the guacamole so it doesn’t brown, and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.