I grew up eating my Mexican grandmother’s cooking and her guacamole has always been one of my favorite recipes. It’s a surprisingly simple recipe, but the freshness of the ingredients elevates the flavor to the status of perfection.
Ingredients: (Makes roughly two cups.)
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 2-3 medium-sized tomatoes
- 1/3 of a medium-sized white or red onion
- 1-2 tbsp of cilantro
- 2 tbsp of lime and/or lemon juice
- A pinch of salt
Cut the avocado in half length-wise and twist to separate the halves. Take out the pit and use a large spoon to scrape out the avocado pulp. Place the avocado in a bowl and after mixing in the lime/lemon juice and salt, set it aside. The acidity of the fruit juice will break up the avocado pulp and make it easier to mash. Cut the tomatoes, onion and cilantro into fairly small pieces. Now that the pulp has been broken down by the juice, mash it with a fork so that there are no large lumps and mix in the tomatoes, cilantro and onion. You may wish to garnish it with a few cilantro leaves and serve with taco chips and salsa or another Mexican dish.