I'm also kinda picky about it. I don't like my guacamole with sour cream, tomatoes, or too much onion flavor. I want the flavor of the avocados to be the star, I guess you could say I'm an avocado purist.
The texture is important to me too. I don't like having my guac too mushy or a jumble of chunks, there should be a good chunkiness to creaminess ratio.
Most grocery store bought guacs do not fit my specifications, so I've developed my own recipe.
- 2 Avocados
- 1 Jalapeno, seeded
- 1 Small shallot or about 1 tablespoon chopped
- ¼ c. Cilantro
- Juice of ½ lime
- Salt and pepper
Dice the avocados. Slice each avocado in half. Then give the pit a good whack with a knife so that the knife gets partly embedded in the pit and twist. The pit should pop right out. Next make parallel slices in the avocado flesh, followed by slices in the opposite direction to make little rectangles. Finally take a spoon and scoop out the diced avocado into a bowl.
Most of a jalapeno's spice lives in the ribs and seeds, so if you want your guac spicier leave the seeds and ribs in half the jalapeno. If you're a wimp when it comes to spice then make sure to remove all the seeds and ribs.
For some inconceivable reason some people don't like cilantro. If you are one of these people just use some flat leaf parsley instead.
Dump the shallot, jalapeno, and cilantro in the bowl with the avocado.
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