Whenever we have a family event or get-together, it is very likely that my mother-in-law and sister-in-law will ask me to bring my guacamole. It’s cute how much they love my Guacamole. I love to see how they enjoy it so much, so of course I always say yes.
I just recently brought it for a 4th of July party we had over at their home. We had a few family friends and family members gathered around the kitchen counter (while many others were out BBQ-ing) as my guacamole was served and ready to be enjoyed. Watching them eat it so enthusiastically, made me ask them all a question: “why do you like this particular guacamole so much?” (I was curious, I am a very curious person.)
They said that they love how fresh it tastes and how healthy it feels. Sure, that made sense; I tend to make my guacamole minutes before serving it and will only use organic ingredients to make it, all of which have been carefully selected by me at the grocery store. I look for perfectly ripen avocados, a good-looking (and fresh-looking) pico de gallo, ready to use limes, good cilantro leaves, perfectly green serrano peppers, and some fresh garlic. I also make sure every ingredient is well washed and prepped; I would highly dislike getting anyone sick from say not washing/rinsing the cilantro well. Yikes! Would not be good. Always wash your fruits and vegetables, guys, especially organic ones.
We typically tend to enjoy this guacamole along with these Vegetable Chips or with these Sweet Potato Chips; it’s one of our favorite appetizers for sure. This and a glass of red wine on hand…heaven. But we’ll also sometimes top burgers or other grilled meats with it. Guacamole goes well with lots of things. However you decide to use your Guacamole, I hope you love this recipe’s taste and freshness as much as my family does!
- 2 ripe avocados
- ¼ cup pico de gallo (homemade or store bought)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 serrano pepper, minced
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 2-3 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
- Optional: few dashes of TABASCO green jalapeño sauce
- Add avocados and lime to a Molcajete and mash them together until desired guacamole consistency is reached.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients, and fold them together until incorporated.
- Serve immediately, and enjoy with vegetable chips or preferred dipper.