5 Minute Guacamole Everyone Loves

This is very quick and easy and everyone always asks me for the recipe.  It must taste difficult to make because in reality, it’s not.

Ingredients:

2 large ripe Haas Avocados (dark and soft, not mushy)
½ red onion diced
Large handful of fresh cilantro chopped
Celtic Sea Salt & Pepper
2 limes
½ orange
1-3 diced jalapenos (if want spicy) membrane and seeds taken out.   Remember to always smack your hands across each other under running COLD water to get the oils off your hands.  Never use hot water as the oils will enter your skin creating a weapon that could really hurt depending on what you touch.  Adding these will add to the prep time.

Directions:

Slice the avocado in half then use your knife to grab the pit with a quick downward cleave.  Give it a twist and the pit should come out clean.  Use the thumb that is holding the knife to slide the pit off of the knife.

Scoop out the avocado into a bowl.  Add the onion, cilantro, jalapenos and juice the limes and orange on top.  Then mash the mix.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Always taste before serving.

Having the right tools is important too.  Here is my favorite avocado scoop and masher!  I purchased it at Sur la Table. When I went searching for this tool so I could direct you in case you also wanted to purchase one it was almost impossible to find online. So I called my local Sur La Table store in Tyson’s Corner (yeah I know, how lucky am I) and talked with Chris. He was great! He gave me the item number #551705 and the national phone number for Sur La Table 1-800-243-0852. He also said we could call his store 703-749-1125. These tools are inexpensive and wonderful. You can scoop out the avocado and not leave anything behind.

Avocado Scoop

Avocado Scoop

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8 Responses to 5 Minute Guacamole Everyone Loves

  1. Ellen Allard April 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Where did you get that totally cool avocado scooper and masher? I simply must have one!
    Your recipe sounds great – nothing beats a good guacamole, that's for sure. I'm a huge fan of Mexican food and tend to blog about it alot at my GF blog.
    ~Ellen http://www.Iamglutenfree.blogspot.com

  2. gfe-gluten free easi April 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    Hey, Diane–You're getting us in the mood for avocados for the Friday Foodie Fix! Boy, does this guacamole sound great. The half orange is a surprise ingredient. And, I agree, that's one terrific scooper/masher. :-)
    Shirley

  3. Diane Eblin April 13, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    Ellen & Shirley-
    Here's the info on the scoop. I wrote about it when I posted on Shallot Pepper Shrimp. Here's the link and the info. http://thewholegang.typepad.com/blog/2009/01/shal
    I love this avocado scoop too! I purchased it at Sur la Table. When I went searching for this tool so I could direct you in case you also wanted to purchase one it was almost impossible to find online. So I called my local Sur La Table store in Tyson’s Corner (yeah I know, how lucky am I) and talked with Chris. He was great! He gave me the item number #551705 and the national phone number for Sur La Table 1-800-243-0852. He also said we could call his store 703-749-1125. These tools are inexpensive and wonderful. You can scoop out the avocado and not leave anything behind. – Diane

  4. Alisa - Frugal Foodi April 13, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    An orange? How interesting, definitely worth a try!

  5. Diane Eblin April 19, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    Alisa- I never used an orange until my visit to Austin Texas. Tasted it there and have added it ever since. It's a nice addition. Let me know if you like it.

  6. Starr September 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Grade A stuff. I’m uqunestionalby in your debt.

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