One of my favorite things to make is Guacamole. I like it simple - just avacadoes, lime juice, and salt. Enjoy it with your favorite tortilla chips for a healthy and delicious snack or serve with your favorite Mexican dish like Mexican Skillet Chicken or Tacos. We also love these easy kid-friendly baked tacos. My boys seriously LOVE taco night!
1. Make sure your avadoes are ripe before cutting into them. The skin should darken as they ripen and when you press into the avacado it should give slightly. You don't want it to be mushy soft. If you need to ripen your avacadoes quickly, put them in a brown paper bag for a day or two until they ripen.
2. Cut the avacado in half and scoop out the meat with a spoon.
3. To remove the seed, gently hit your knife into the seed then turn the knife a little to loosen the seed and lift up the knife and the seed will come out attached to your knife.
I've never really known the proper technique for removing the seed from the knife other than pulling it off. I did find this tip online which should be easier. There is also a great article on the History of Hass Avacado.
From What's Cooking America
"To remove the seed from your knife, pinch the seed by placing your fingers over the knife blade (blunt side) and squeeze as though you are pinching the end of the avocado. It should pop off from the knife and fall freely."
4. In a wide shallow pan (I use a pie pan) mash the avacado meat with a potato masher. Then squeeze in fresh lime juice and salt to taste.
For this batch I used two avacadoes and 1/2 lime and a couple of shakes of salt. You will always need to taste as you are making guacamole to get the flavor that you want. Be creative and have fun with it. My husband adds diced sweet onions and tomatoes. I'm kind of a purist when it comes to guacamole, but his guac is really good too.
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