I had a Chilean friend who laughed and declared, “Only White people need a recipe for guacamole.” It makes me laugh to remember this absurd kitchen exchange, and I like to laugh when remembering her.
In all seriousness, guacamole is like soup – there’s a million ways to make it, and they’re all good. Here’s my “White girl” spin on guacamole. I miss you, P.
Ingredients (Doubles easily, if you’re serving a crowd!)
2 ripe avocados (the should feel like peaches – a little bit of give to them, but not mushy)
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 cup salsa, slightly drained (hot or mild, your choice)*
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (hot or mild, hot or mild, your choice)
1/2 – 1 teaspoon cumin (start with 1/2 tsp and add more if you love the flavor it adds)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mash avocado flesh with a pastry cutter or two forks. Immediately mix in lime juice to prevent brown oxidation. Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Serve with tortilla chips and perhaps a margarita. Enjoy with friends. 🙂
*Note: Instead of using prepared salsa, feel free to dice up any combination of seeded tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, and/or cilantro – whichever of these ingredients sound good to you! Add 1/4 cup (total) to your guacamole.