How is everyone?
Today, I’m going to post my first recipe. I’m testing the waters on how to shoot everything while preparing/cooking (it’s a lot harder than it looks!), so I prepared something very simple, diverse and most importantly, delicious.
Guacamole seemed like the perfect starter recipe because there’s so many ways to make it and I wanted to show my own interpretation of it. It’s also very healthy, with the copious amount of beta carotene and Vitamin K in the avocado.
The best part about guacamole is you can really fit the measurements of the ingredients to your liking! For example, I love onion, so I put a lot more in it compared to tomato.
Prep time: 15 minutes
- 3 Avocados
- 1/3 Medium Sized Onion
- 1 Roma Tomato
- 1 Jalapeño
- 1/2 Serrano Pepper (optional)
- 4 Sprigs of Cilantro
- 1/2 Lime
- Cumin Powder
*I totally forgot to put garlic, so I suggest you dice a clove in there. I ended up just mixing it in right before I served it.
(Remember that all these ingredient sizes are to your discretion! You can put more or less of anything and I’m sure it will still be tasty.)
1. Wash everything and dice up the jalapeño, serrano pepper (optional), onion and tomatoes. Take the leaves off the cilantro stems and tear or cut them into smaller pieces.
2. Cut the avocado into halves, remove the pit and spoon all of it into a bowl. Throw in all of the diced vegetables and squeeze half a lime on top. Sprinkle a little bit of cumin, it has a very strong flavor so taste test before you add more. Also put enough salt to your liking, it would also be wise to taste test this part too. Mash everything with a fork until everything is thoroughly mixed.
3. Try it with a tortilla chip to see if it needs anything. Usually, more lime or salt will fix any problem you will encounter 🙂
The bowl in the last picture was about 1/3 of the final product. It’s great as a dip, side or even a salad dressing! We used it as a topper on top of machaca (shredded steak, not jerky) taquitos.
Hope you enjoy the guacamole! I’ve tried so many different kinds but I always come back to this combo. It’s just perfect! Just to repeat, the great thing is you can sub in or add any amount of ingredient to your liking and it will still be delicious!
What’s your ultimate guacamole combo? Do you prefer it chunky or smooth?