I’m not such a fan of plain old avocados, but I love guacamole (as long as there is not even a hint of cilantro). A few years ago we decided to have a Mexican feast for the Super Bowl and I discovered this guacamole recipe.
It’s a little spicy and a little zesty, very delicious and so easy to make. It works as well as a side salad as it does atop some tacos. Last night we had it with turkey tacos and it was scrumptious!
4 ripe Haas avocados (the riper the better! look for darker skinned ones that are very soft to touch)
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
8 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 medium tomato (I usually leave this out – as much as I try, I never like tomatoes)
Cut the avocados in 1/2, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. Immediately add the lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.