Easy Guacamole… Really!

You don't need a genuine Molcajete mortar and pestle to make delicious guacamole
You don’t need a genuine Molcajete mortar and pestle to make delicious guacamole… but doesn’t it look great?

It’s hard to beat good guacamole, the favourite dip of parties, dinner dates, game night and of course taco Tuesday! Guac has become so popular you can buy mass produced tubs of it at convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores alike. While it may make life easy to pick some up on your way to the party, absolutely nothing beats a home made bowl of the green nectar of the gods!

Once you collect the ingredients, good Guacamole is actually pretty easy to make. Now, I’m lucky. My oldest daughter, a very thoughtful gift-giver and a major guac lover, gave her old daddio his very own Molcajete (a Mexican mortar and pestle). It’s a fantastic kitchen tool that makes it very easy to make guac and, you can also serve the finished product in it. But, it’s not necessary to have one to make a delicious serving right in your own kitchen. All you need is a bowl, a sharp knife, a good sized serving spoon and a fork.

a red onion, a Roma tomato, a garlic clove, a lime, avocado and some cilantro are usually all you need for great guacamole
Recipes vary but a red onion, a Roma tomato, one to two cloves of garlic clove, about a teaspoon of juice from a fresh lime, a medium sized, just ripe avocado and a table spoon of chopped cilantro are usually all you need for great guac
mince about two tablespoons of red onion
First, mince about two tablespoons of red onion
mince a large garlic clove
A Veteran Move would be to use a garlic press to get the best possible mince for the garlic
scoop out the seeds and jelly from half a Roma tomato
Use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds and jelly from half a Roma tomato
scoop out the seeds and jelly from half a Roma tomato
Then , dice the tomato nice and fine
THE Veteran Move on this dish: remove the pit from the avocado with your kitchen knife. Firmly but gently chop the knife into the middle of the pit and you’ll be able to slightly twist the pit and then pull it out
scoop out both halves of an avocado
Using a tablespoon, scoop out both halves of the avocado
Dice the avocado
Dice the avocado to make it easier to mash later
Chop up some cilantro
Chop up between a teaspoon and tablespoon of cilantro (very optional at my house!)
Squeeze some fresh lime juice
Squeeze out about a teaspoon of fresh lime juice
Gently stir the ingredients to make sure everything is well distributed before crushing them together
Before you mash it all together, gently stir the ingredients to make sure everything is well distributed before crushing them into the finished treat
You can use a spoon and a fork to crush it altogether
I have the luxury of using my pestle but you can use a spoon and a fork to crush it altogether

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