Simple. Really Simple.***
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The best ~ that is really a tall order don't you think? I have to say with confidence, that my husband will strongly profess that this is a true statement. He always measures other people's guacamole dip up against mine, and very seldom finds any that he says is as good....he is just too sweet.
In fact, when we first got married, we were invited to Sunday dinner at his parents house with the whole family. They were having Mexican food - fajitas - and his mom was going to make guacamole. My husband told her to stop and let me make it......can you imagine......I was horrified. He announced that no one made it like I did and he wanted my guacamole. And bless her heart, she graciously let me make it. Bless her heart. I will never forget that day. Ever.
The horror of the moment was over shadowed and I have to admit, replaced with beaming love for my husband. I don't recall another single moment when he professed he liked something I did better than his own mother. Sometimes, the man can amaze me.
Below is the details on how I make my guacamole....and to be honest, this recipe is adapted by the version my mom used to make. It is really good.
List of amigos: Avocados, tomatoes (mine are fresh from the garden) onion, garlic salt, black pepper, hot sauce, lemon and chips
Cut up some fresh tomatoes, like I said, these are out of my garden and offer great flavor in this recipe. You don't have to cut them up too small, mine are about 1/4 to 1/2 in chunks. Also, slice finely about a half of an onion. Sorry, the onions missed their photo shoot, just know you have to slice them up small.
Throw all in a bowl, see the onions, they are peeking out to say hello. Now add your spices to taste. Add garlic salt, pepper and you can throw in a dash of kosher salt if you like, don't skimp on the spices. Add a few dashes of hot sauce, go less if you don't care for too much hot. I usually add about 4- 5 good shakes of the hot sauce. Add a generous amount of lemon, you can use fresh if you have it, if not the bottled will do. This is important to keep the avocados from turning brown, but it does add to the taste. Trust me.
Now, mix with a hand mixer. Mix well. I only use a hand mixer. I know some use a food processor (the way my mother in law did) but I don't like how the dip will all turn all mushy, I like to see the good veggies in the dip.
Viola ~ does this not look good? And this is really quiet easy. It looks so pretty and I promise you if you are having this for a special occasion, it won't last long....
you will need:
4-5 ripe avocados
2 large tomatoes, or 3-4 small tomatoes - diced
1/2 of a large onion chopped small
kosher salt - optional
hot sauce - your choice of brand
Chop avocados, tomatoes, onion and place in a mixing bowl. Now add lemon juice, and spices to taste. Shake in hot sauce to your liking. Mix with a hand mixer until blended to a nice consistency. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. Try and keep a bite stealing husband out of the bowl.
~Hope you enjoy my version of this great favorite.