Fresh & Chunky Guacamole

This is the guacamole that will win over even the guacamole haters. I’m not kidding. My husband was an avocado hater until one day, I made this chunky, fresh, bright, tart, guacamole and from that day on, I can’t pass a stack of ripe avocados at the store without him pointing them out. “Oh look! These avocados look pretty ripe!” Ok, I guess that means I need to gather up all the rest of the ingredients and change the dinner plan for tonight because guacamole with spaghetti and meatballs just isn’t going to work for me.

Costco is a good place to grab a whole bag of large avocados for under a dollar a piece. Most of the time they’re not ripe and so I let them sit out to ripen, but then I leave them out one day too long and half of them get thrown away. Not such a good deal then. But the other day, there was a huge pile of perfectly ripe ones, just jumping out at the husband. I tried to look the other way and pretend I didn’t see them, but it didn’t work. So the avocados came home with us. Of course this means I now have to stop at yet another store on the way home because I can’t buy one jalapeño at Costco.

guacamoleWhen you make this guacamole, you can get all chefy, and pull out your big knife and cutting board and show off your onion cutting skills, then de-leaf your cilantro, peel and chop the garlic, dice those tomatoes, de-seed your jalapeño. Or, you can just be like, umm, no, I’m going to throw it all in the food processor and hit the button and dump it into the bowl. Depends on your mood and how many stores you had to go to before this point.

Fresh & Chunky Guacamole
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Recipe type: Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 2 cups
  • ½ bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, de-seeded, minced
  • ¼ white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 avocados, ripe, large, pitted, chopped into medium cubes
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Mix everything together in a medium size bowl except the avocados.
  2. Peel and chop the avocados and gently mix into the other ingredients.
This doesn't keep well so make just enough for when you want it. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

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