Happy Thanksgiving Guacamole!

Not much of a title. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Eat your fill today. This is a post on a quick guacamole I whipped up recently. Homemade fresh salsa is so insanely delicious and easy to make that I wonder why more people don’t make it. Don’t buy that jar stuff! Make your own! It takes a bit of chopping but the end result is so worth it. How do I make my guacamole? It’s basically my salsa recipe with avocado mixed in – that’s really what guacamole is right??

I’ll share some pictures of the guacamole shaping up…and the recipe will follow.

141127-01HUGE avocado means plenty guacamole. 


Here are most of the ingredients chopped and ready to go. If I had the resources, I would have flash rinsed the onion and garlic with boiling water. It helps to cut down the strong flavors that might overpower the salsa/guacamole.


Perfect avocado…

141127-04Ah yes…ready for all the tortilla chips…

Salsa/Guacamole** Recipe

3 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 maui onion, diced
1 bunch of cilantro, leaves picked and chopped (don’t use too much of the stalks)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1-2 limes, juiced (according to your taste)
salt and pepper to taste

1 large avocado, diced (if you’re making guacamole)**

After dicing onion and garlic, place in a hand-held mesh strainer and pour boiling hot water over it. Combine all ingredients together and add salt and pepper to your taste.

**Guacamole, add avocado and mash in with the rest of the ingredients (with your hands of course!) and then you have guacamole!