Okay so I have a really bad habit of generally hating something (ie: blueberries, blue food, mushrooms, squash, zucchini, anything with a terrible texture), and then finding one variety of that thing that I do like. But even when I find something delightful in something I hate (like Aunt Julie's garlic steamed zucchini), I still talk about how horrible something is in general ("zucchini is disgusting").
That being said, I cannot stand avocados. Yuck! Horrible texture, taste, etc. However, Mike has an Aunt in Santa Clara who shares an enormous avocado tree with a neighbor, and she sent us home with a bag full when we went to dinner there a few weeks ago. I put the avocados in my beautiful silver bowl, because hello, I wasn't going to eat them, and they looked absolutely stunning! I kept staring at them and touching them and falling in love with how avocados look (I know I'm weird). Then we had Ty & Becca over to eat and I made some fajitas with tons of other things to go along with them, and because I had so many beautiful avocados, I tried to find a guacomole recipe that was less avocado and more something else. And it was delicious, so, here it is.
- 3 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
- In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.
PS - I add tons and tons of tomatoes to make it less avocado-y. It turns into a delicious salsa type thing. I also add random amounts of cilantro, garlic, etc, until it "looks good." I know that isn't helpful, but it's yummy.