Guacamole is one of those recipes that everyone has their own version of. I grew up in a home that puts MAYO in their guacamole…I know. And my mom is a wonderful cook. The visions I have of it being made though is by my dad. Perhaps it is a Russian thing? I actually googled ‘is it Russian to put mayo in guacamole?’ I got some unclear answers and didn’t have the time to devote to true research so I move on…
I’m a firm believer in three things when it comes to guacamole. 1. Use the freshest ingredients possible. 2. Keep it chunky – it should have good texture. and 3. Always have those ingredients on hand in the summer. They should be staples in your home during the warmer months. Like a chilled, crisp, white wine. You never know who is going to just pop by.
So here is my take on guacamole (no mayo). I could eat this every day in the summer – Samantha style from Sex & the City. If you’ve seen the movie you’ll know what I’m talking about. Yum.
What’s your take on guacamole? I’d love to hear!
- 2 ripe Hass avocados
- juice and zest of 2 limes
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- dash of hot sauce
- sea salt & pepper
- handful of freshly chopped cilantro
- handful of halved cherry tomatoes
- Very lightly (barely) mash the avocados with a fork. Add in lime juice, zest, red onion, hot sauce, sea salt, pepper, and cilantro and very lightly mix together. Stir in the tomatoes.
- Serve with Donkey Chips - the best tortilla chips ever! I'm hooked.
Now it’s a party.
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Agree on your three points for guacamole, however I prefer garlic to onion and I always have to put in some chopped jalapenos in, other than that your recipe is mine. And of course these ingredients will be in my home starting memorial day weekend, including the chilled white wine! Thanks for sharing and for the background, still wondering how it would taste with mayo?.
I’ve had your guacamole – it’s amazing!! Trust me – leave out the mayo 😉 So not needed!
Hi Courtney, Like you if I eat guacamole at home I prefer to make it (sans raw onion for me … I just can’t digest those). Your version looks pretty yummy …. just the right thing for a party … now all that’s missing is that Corona 🙂
This looks so fresh and summery! Love your idea of always having the ingredients on hand…you’re right. You never know if a friend might stop by.
I’m laughing at your Samantha comment, I totally understand. That’s how I am with good guac – and men! 😉
I’m not easily imprsseed. . . but that’s impressing me! 🙂