Easy Chunky Guacamole Recipe
If you have a small child, you’ve probably seen, or maybe even have one of those talking teddy bears that you can program to say your kid’s name and other things. Our son’s bear is programmed to say that it’s favorite food is “avocado just like you, John.”
They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and it must be true because avocado is one of my favorite foods and my toddler is obsessed with it, too. Some kids drown their food in ranch dressing. Not my kid. If I mash up avocado and smear it over anything- even mac and cheese, John will devour it.
This is another way I love to use avocado, especially when I’m going to a get-together. It’s always a big crowd pleaser and ridiculously simple to make.
- 4 ripe avocados
- 3 limes, juiced (I don’t have a fancy juice squeezer thing- I just use my hand)
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 jalapenos, sliced thinly (or you can leave them out if heat isn’t your thing)
- 1 big handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- Halve and pit the avocados and then scoop out the flesh with a tablespoon into a mixing bowl. Mash the avocados with a fork, leaving them somewhat chunky. Add all the rest of the ingredients and gently mix together. Put a piece of plastic wrap over the actual surface of the guacamole so it doesn’t brown and then pop it in the fridge for about an hour before serving it with tortilla chips.