Sunday, May 2, 2010

Guac On!

I'm a purist when it comes to guacamole... Big chunks of ripe avocado, fresh cilantro sprigs, a little red onion, sprinkled with some fresh-squeezed lime. Add a little olive oil to combine the flavors and keep the guac from turning muddy. I've tried many variations, and this one just seems to show off the fruit in just the right way. Here's my recipe for Guac-Heaven!

My Favorite Guacamole
2 avocados, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/4 c red onion, chopped
1 tbsp lime juice (lemon works nicely too, and imparts a different flavor)
2 tsp olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper

In a small bowl, combine avocado, cilantro, and onion, mashing gently with a fork, but leaving some avocado chunks intact. Sprinkle with lime juice and olive oil, stirring gently to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite chips, with grilled fajitas, or, simply, a spoon!

The above image is a painting by California artist, Craig Stephens... Love the lusciousness of the paint!

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