Cinco de Mayo is Saturday. We’ve got wild plans. I’m running one of those crazy mud runs in the morning. The kind where you subject yourself to militant type challenges and recover by running as fast as you can to the next barbaric task. It sounded way more appealing 6 months ago. Jon’s probably doing this again.
He does that a lot.
That’s ok because then I plan to have a margarita the size of my face and eat a bowl of this guacamole for dinner.
When I met Jon he hated avocados. Huge character flaw. They say you shouldn’t try to change someone, but that HAD to change. I couldn’t date an avocado hater. This guacamole did it.
We now make guacamole so frequently that when I went to write down an actual recipe for this post I had trouble. I normally do a squirt of lemon, a dash of salt, a kick of garlic, but that kind of precision doesn’t help you. So I made it again, wrote it down, and here you have it…fresh, healthy, simple guacamole.
This recipe is very forgiving. Want to use lime instead of lemon? Go for it. Only have one tomato? That’s ok. Can’t handle the heat? Leave out the jalapeño. So this weekend, let’s do this. Guacamole, margaritas, mud, obstacle course. Fine, maybe just 2 of those. You pick.
Guacamole (inspired by my sister)
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 garlic cloves, pressed or very finely minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/8-1/4 cup red onion, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 ripe avocados
Here are a few other dishes to enjoy this weekend. Have fun!
Posted on May 2, 2012