Guacamole is one of my favorite dips, right behind Galliker's french onion chip dip. It's super easy to make and just has such a great, fresh flavor...and people tend to love it so it usually goes over well. This recipe is very traditional and honestly, I don't believe guacamole should ever be over complicated....don't mess with it! This entry is a two-parter. I made a big batch of guacamole to make homemade burrito bowls one night. So my next recipe will be the burrito bowls. I figured this guacamole recipe deserved it's own post...it's that dang good!
When beginning to write this entry, my mind started thinking, where did guacamole come from? Thank god for Google, I got a pretty quick answer that I thought was intriguing.
Prep time: 15m | Cook time: 0min | Total time: 15min | Yield: 3 cups
- 2 rip Hass avocados
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 jalapeno, including seeds, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- Cut the avocado in half and then remove the pit. Scoop the avocado flesh out and place in a medium bowl. Toss and coat with lime juice.
- Add the salt and using a fork or potato masher, mash until a smooth consistency is achieved
- Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Taste the guacamole and adjust seasoning if necessary.
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I was really in the mood for salsa and I figured since tomorrow is the Super Bowl I would make a new salsa. What really makes this salsa special is the fact that most of the veggies area roasted and charred under a broiled given a very intense depth of flavor. I also added in some un-roasted vegetables to bring the salsa freshness and stability. This is definitely a fantastic recipe that has quite a bite to it...I would probably put it at the same heat level as the hot salsa at Chipotle.
So what do you have going on for the super bowl tomorrow? Are having a party? Are you going to a party? Are you making something special?? Let me know in the comments below! Me?? The wife and I are probably going to bunker down tomorrow since we are expecting quite the snow storm tomorrow. I will probably watch some of the game, but really once the Steelers are out of the mix, I pretty much move on to Hockey season (Lets go Pens!).
All I have to say is no pressure Tom Brady...If you win don't let it inflate your ego...if you lose don't let it deflate your spirit.....#deflategate #punintended
Other Super Bowl Party Recipes...
We love making popcorn in our house. Typically we just do a normal batch with butter and salt which usually requires lots of napkins and copious amounts of water. But, when I went to make some the other night I realized that I was completely out of butter and since the wife didn't want any, I decided to try something new. That brings us to my Barbecue Kettle Corn.
I probably don't have to tell you how awesome kettle corn is. We always get a HUGE bag whenever we go to any sort of outdoor festival. But, the barbecue seasoning just added another level of fantastic flavor. It was sweet, salty, crunchy (since the popcorn was all caramelized), spicy, smoky...pretty much every flavor that I love. Lee ended up trying some as well and I am pretty sure that we will be definitely making it like this again. It was just so so so sooooo good!
It's also worth mentioning that there are a few semi-big football games in the near future and this little snack would go really well with some cold beers! Give the recipe a try and let me know what you think :)