last week i was at a local grocery store around dinner time. while passing thru the deli i overheard a youngish woman (mid 20’s) ask the deli guy, “is there any guacamole left today?” his answer was, “no, we didn’t make guacamole today.” she was bummed. i have never done what i did next. i stopped the woman as she was sadly passing the deli on her way to the frozen dinner section. i asked her, “have you ever made homemade guacamole? ” her answer was “no, its too complicated.” i said, ” it’s as easy as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. all you need is four ingredients: ripe avcocado, onion, salt and pepper.”
she looked at me stunned. “what about cilantro.”
i said, “if you like cilantro you can add that and tomato also…go to the fruit department and ask one of the guys to show you how to pick out a perfect avocado for tonight.”
10 minutes later, i saw my new friend checking out. i told her the steps to make guacamole. i hope it was a success and that she will never have to ask the deli guy for guacamole ever again!
- two ripe avocados (not too mushy, perfectly ripe, not over ripe!) ask the guy in the fruit department if you are not sure which is the perfect one!
- 1/2 medium sweet onion sliced small
- 1/2 red ripe tomato sliced small
- salt/pepper to taste
- fresh lime juice ( if desired)
cut avocados in half length way, keep the pit and set aside. scrape out the avocado into a small bowl. with the back of a fork, mush the avocado (some people prefer their guacamole chunky while others prefer it more creamy)
add the chopped onion and tomato if using. season with salt and pepper and if you want to sprinkle with a few drops of lime juice. transfer the guacamole to a small clean bowl, drop in one pit and bury it underneath the guacamole. (supposedly this helps keep the guacamole from turning brown…i’m not sure if it is true though!)
buying guacamole is a little bit like un-crustables…whats the point? homemade guacamole is worth the tiny effort…you will never have to buy guacamole from cost co or the deli counter again! once you go homemade…you’ll never go back.