Today’s recipe is really special – it was developed by my father-in-law. My in-laws just returned to Canada after spending 3 months in Mexico, away from the snow and in the glorious sun. During that time my father-in-law perfected his guacamole skills. He got so good at making it that he had native Mexicans asking him for his recipe. You’re definitely in for a treat!
Guacamole is perhaps the best food ever! Avocados contain healthy fats and loads of nutrients, as well as good-quality protein. I’ve heard they can even treat sunburns too. Combine that with the nutritional power of onions, garlic, cilantro, peppers, and citrus and you’ve got it made.
I hope you enjoy this fantastic recipe!
Aaron’s Guacamole Recipe
- ¼ medium white onion, chopped finely
- 2 large garlic cloves, chopped finely
- 1 – 2 serrano peppers (depending on how hot you want it), chopped finely
- 3 small ripe avocados, reserve 1 pit
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 1 small lime
- ¼ tsp. + 1/8 tsp. sea salt
In a molcajete (or in a bowl using a fork or muddler if you don’t have one) grind half of the chopped onion, all of the garlic, and half of a serrano pepper into a paste.
Add the avocados, cilantro, lime juice, remaining serrano pepper, and salt. Blend with a fork until the guacamole becomes a smooth texture with a few small chunks.
Place one avocado pit in the middle of the guacamole, and sprinkle the remaining chopped onion on top. Cover and store in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving. After chilling, stir to incorporate the onions and serve.
- Add a pinch of ground cumin
- Add seeded diced tomatoes
- Add a few bruised mint leaves, chopped
I hope you have a wonderful day!
With love, gratitude,and the luck of the Irish,