Fresh and yummy blender guacamole. Enough said?
I love Mexican food. Hands down, it is at the top of my favourites list. It is one of the main reasons why Mexico often makes it to the top when we are picking vacation spots.
Chilaquiles and enchiladas are two of my absolute favourite dishes while salsa verde, pico de gallo and guacamole are my favourite toppings. As my tomatoes grow and ripen this summer I am committed to learning how to make the “best” fresh pico de gallo. I think, based on what I had for “dinner” last night that I’ve already conquered making fresh and yummy guacamole. And it was easy, almost too easy.
I had to improvise a bit but when you have a craving sometimes you just have to play around and see what happens. I had some ripe avocados on hand, a tomato and some limes…I almost always have limes in my kitchen.
I had never used the blender to make any kind of guacamole. I have always been afraid of losing that chunky quality…there is just something off putting about really smooth guacamole.
After a quick look in my blender manual I felt that it would only take a couple of pulses to get the right consistency. And boy was I right. I was done making this amazing guacamole in under 5 minutes including the time to cut the tomato and free the avocado from its peel.
Give it a try and don’t be afraid to improvise. You’ll see that there are no onions in this recipe. If I was feeling greedy I would have added but since I was in a sharing mood I left them out so my husband would also enjoy. The sacrifices we make for the ones we love.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 roma tomato
- 1 clove garlic
- Juice from 1/2 a lime
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp tex mex or cajun seasoning, optional but I like the kick
- dash of cilantro
- Peel and halve the avocados
- Cut the tomato into quarters. I remove the seeds. If you don't have a roma tomato then simply use a small tomato or half of a regular tomato
- Press clove of garlic
- Add all to the blender with the lime juice
- Add seasoning
- On variable speed 4 pulse 4-5 times. Check consistency.
- Serve with lime slices and tortilla chips
Watch it be devoured!