Monday, January 31, 2011


I wasn't always a fan of avocados.  At Mexican restaurants, I was known to shove the "green slime" to the farthest corner of my plate.

That all changed with my first stuffed avocado from Trudy's restaurant in Austin.  Since that first bite, I've been an avocado fiend.  I use them in everything from sandwiches to salads.  I even created a dish incorporating the beloved avocado into a stir fry.  Surprisingly, though, I had never I made fresh guacamole until tonight.  This guac was phenomenal- even by itself!

Based on For the Love of Cooking

2 ripe avocados, seeded and diced
1/4 small red onion, diced finely
1 roma tomato, diced
1 small handful of chopped cilantro
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, diced finely (if you want it spicy)
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lime

1.  Combine all ingredients.  Cover and let stand in refrigerator 15 minutes.  Serve.
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