When I make guacamole, I hardly think about it at all. I wander around the kitchen picking up the ingredients and mashing them into a bowl until a little mound of green goodness appears. It’s not always that easy though.
Someone is living with us who had never tasted guacamole before yesterday. Naturally, they wanted the recipe and I kind of sputtered about a little of this, a little of that… but I remembered the pain of not being able to find the ingredients for Mexican food at all while living in Northern Europe. Knowing exactly what you are looking for helps narrow your search, but doesn’t always solve all the issues. When the grocer gives you a blank look when you ask for chili powder, you’ve got some serious searching or substituting to do. In this case, my someone will be taking a special batch of spices back home with them.
- 1 avocado
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1 TBls. salsa (I use Emerald Valley’s organic mild)
Mince garlic, half and remove seed from avocado. Slice avocado into cubes while still in skin, then turn the skin out to dump all the little cubes into a small bowl. Add all other ingredients and mash with a fork. I eat this with these multigrain chips.
Vanity of vanities, and all is vanity, except to love God, and to serve Him only. This is the highest wisdom, by contempt of the world to press forward towards heavenly kingdoms. -Thomas A Kempis