Homemade Guacamole | #Cooking50States – California

Oh boy, oh boy! When I mentioned that the next state I was going to do was California, almost every comment I received with suggestions, included two things: Wine and Avocados.

So in light of that, I thought I would share this delicious homemade guacamole recipe with you!

 

Homemade Guacamole from The Foodie Army Wife

 

To make this simple treat, begin by mincing about a third of a cup of red onion. Toss those in a bowl with a small tomato that has been seeded and diced, and a clove of grated garlic.

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Next, you’ll need three avocados. Split them open, and score the insides with a knife.

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Scoop the meat out with a spoon, into the bowl.

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Sprinkle in about 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt.DSC_0025_edited-1

 

Then add a pinch of cayenne pepper and a big pinch of cumin.

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Mash this all together with a fork, until it is the consistency that you like.

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Finally, juice a lime into the bowl. I like the juice of a whole lime, but start with half, stir it in and give it a taste. If you want more, go for it and juice the other half as well.

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Enjoy your delicious guacamole any way you like it. For dinner tonight I made some chicken and bacon quesadillas inspired by The Unorthodox Epicure. The guacamole was scrumptious with them.

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Next week I’ll be featuring a dish inspired by the state of Colorado.

What food do you think represents it?

Homemade Guacamole
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ c minced red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 3 avocados
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 big pinch cumin
  • juice of a lime
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the red onion, garlic and tomato. Half and score your avocados and spoon the meat into the bowl. Add in the salt cayenne and cumin. Mash everything together with a fork, until it is the consistency that you like. Add in the lime juice – start with half, stir together and give it a taste. Add all of the lime juice if you like (I do!)
  2. Enjoy.

Comments

  1. says

    So, I'm scrolling down the page reading and checking out the photos. I never made it (back) to the final shot when I decided — that's it, I'm going to drink a cup of coffee and have this guacamole recipe for breakfast today. Wonderful! (And I hope you enjoyed the quesadillas!)

    • says

      I hope you enjoy it! This is our favorite guacamole – and it is so easy to make. I think the hardest part is picking out the perfect avocados… not too ripe, not too firm.

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