Monday, January 7, 2008

Best Ever Guacamole √

Best Ever Guacamole
Tried & True! I make this Guacamole all the time. It's SO yummy!

3 avocados
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Pit the avocados. Scoop out the avocado meat with a large spoon and place in mixing bowl. Add the lime juice, garlic powder, olive oil and salt. Mash avocados with a large fork. Chill for 30-60 minutes. Guacamole does not keep very well. Eat up!

Tips: You can use 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh minced/chopped garlic if you prefer. I like it better with garlic powder. The garlic powder I use is VERY powdery, the same consistancy as baby powder. You may add 1/2 cup pico de gallo or chopped tomatoes and onions if desired.

Ripe avocados: A ripe avocado is relatively firm, but will yield to gentle pressure when held in the palm of the hand and squeezed. Color cannot always be trusted to determine whether or not an avocado is ripe. Indeed, the squeeze test is the most accurate.

If you plan to use avocados immediately, buy ripe ones. But if you want to buy them a few days before you plan to use them, you can buy them when they are hard and do not yield to squeezing. Then just set them out in a cool place and wait for them to get ripe.

But what if you want them to get ripe faster? A good trick is to put the avocados in a brown paper bag. Putting an apple in the bag with the avocados speeds the process even more.

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