It’s simple: you make them GUACAMOLE! If there’s anything I’ve learned in my (almost) 27 years on this Earth, it’s that the only person in the world who doesn’t love guacamole is my friend Stephanie. And I just learned that last night 🙂
To make truly fresh, delicious guac you need the following ingredients:
- 7-8 large, ripe avocados, pits removed
- 2 medium Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeds and membranes removed, minced
- 1/2 a bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped finely
- 1/2 a large red onion, chopped finely
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced very fine
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- tiny dash of cumin
After chopping and mincing away, grab a large bowl. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados into the bowl. This is messy, which is why it’s fun. If you’re in a hurry it could make you sweat. I’m just saying.
Grab a potato masher (or a fork if you don’t have one) and mash mash MASH away! You want to leave some chunks of avocado because let’s face it: no one really loves a smooth guacamole. It’s all about the texture!
When you’re done mashing and done chopping, assembly is easy. Simply dump everything else in the bowl and then stir together with a spatula (or a spoon…just not with the masher like this picture portrays).
After mixing, you obviously need to grab a chip (or 50) and taste-test the stuff. By now you guys should know that quality control is very important to me 🙂 When everything tastes good, spoon the guac into a serving dish and enjoy!
The reason I was making guac is because we had a little get together at Jason and Stephanie’s house for our community group. Everything was supposed to BYOM (bring your own meat) to grill if we wanted, and then bring a side that 4-5 people could share. My guac was gone about 15 minutes after arriving! We also had this amazing salad (spinach, cherry tomatoes, orange bell pepper, carrots, and dried cranberries):
I also had a bratwurst, but no pictures. Sorry, they’re not that pretty regardless of the great flavors! After dinner we decided to play bocce ball. This is Jason’s grandfather’s old set! How cool is that?! He said that back in New York his grandfather was known for being the one with the good bocce ball set:
While the guys set up the game I played with flowers:
And Stephanie (left) and Stefanie (right) practiced their bocce form. Practice makes perfect!
We ended up going inside fairly quickly because mosquitoes were eating us alive, but it was still so fun! I swear, it really just doesn’t get better than dinner with amazing friends 🙂
Do you like guacamole? Any surprise ingredients that you add to yours? AND have you ever played bocce ball before? When I’m in a hurry I usually make my guac with salsa instead of fresh-chopping everything, but it really makes a huge difference when you use fresh ingredients. The flavors are all much more consistent and work together really well! I’ve also added chipotle peppers to mine before, and that was a huge hit as well!
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