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Mmm… The Power of Guac

I have a serious weakness for guacamole. I think my love affair with the green stuff comes from equal parts of the fact that it is so esthetically pleasing (I’ve always felt that food should both look and taste good) and that I love each of the ingredients individually so much. It’s hard to go wrong with too much tomato, avocado, garlic or lime juice in just about any recipe, in my opinion, so together they are an unbeatable combination.

Break it out on a hot summer day to keep you company by the pool.


3 avocados, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, diced
1/2 tomato, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
Handful of cilantro, diced
1/2 of a lime, juiced
Salt, to taste
1 teaspoon cumin


You can diced everything by hand, if you want, but I usually unearth my food processor and give everything but the avocado a quick whirl (individually, to get the right texture). A trick I learned from FoodTV about the avocado goes like this: cut the avocado down the middle around the pit longways, remove the pit, and then use the tip of the knife to cut slits in the avocado down to the skin both the long and short ways, creating a grid, then scoop the halves into a dish. Combine all the ingredients and use two forks to mash the avocados with the other ingredients so they are chunky. Serve with tortilla chips (or just eat off the spoon like I do).

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