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cris says ...
are those the avocado pits in your guacomole?
01/28/2010 2:25:12 PM CST
PATTY says ...
MY FRIEND SENT YOUR ARTICLE TO ME BECAUSE I AM TOLD THAT I MAKE THE BEST QUACAMOLE EVER. WHENEVER THERE IS A POT LUCK EVERYONE REQUESTS MY QUACAMOLE. WHEN I READ YOUR RECIPE I WAS SO HAPPY. I OFTEN WONDERED IF PEOPLE WERE JUST BEING KIND. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH I USED TO PUT SOUR CREAM IN MINE ALSO, BUT I DISCOVERED THAT I ACTUALLY LIKE THE FLAVOR OF THE AVOCADO, SO I HAVE OMITTED IT, AS YOU HAVE. I DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE A RECIPE PER SAY, I JUST HAVE INGREDIENTS AND THEY ARE THE SAME AS YOURS. I DON'T ALWAYS USE THE CUMIN AND CHILI POWDER EITHER. ALSO, I USE GARLIC, USUALLY POWDER, BUT SOMETIMES CHOPPED. YOU HAVE BOOSTED MY EGO A LITTLE. (I THINK I'LL RUN UP TO THE PRODUCE MARKET!)
02/09/2010 9:12:42 AM CST
Becky says ...
I just made this tonight and I truly believe it is the best ever! Though I have made other versions and they are really good too! :) I also like the one from the Vitamix cookbook. My Best Ever Guacamole comes from a small book entitled "Mexican Recipes". 2 ripe avocados 1/2 medium onion, diced finely 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice [I usually just juice half of 1 lemon] 1 small tomato, diced finely 1 small garlic clove, diced finely 1/2 tsp. salt 2 sprigs cilantro, minced [optional] Cut avocados in half and remove pits. Scoop avocado pulp into bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Mash pulp with fork, and stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Add salt to taste.
02/07/2010 10:28:03 PM CST
Inna Hays says ...
OR if you come across this great sounding recipe and are snowbound with avocados and a jar of salsa... just mash and mix. Cheers.
02/08/2010 11:39:42 AM CST
Luis says ...
For those watching calories add Tofu to your guacamole. It has the same texture as avocados and since it is practically flavorless, it won't take away from your guacamole.
01/27/2010 6:00:18 PM CST
Jamie says ...
I use salt, peper, garlic, and 1 whole oranges' juice. Had it at a restrant in Vegas they made it fresh at your table and it was the best ever. You should try it if you haven't already, you'll love it!!
01/27/2010 6:02:27 PM CST
Ruth Abigail says ...
I love avocados. I just love the texture of this fruit and the test is a mix of nuttiness and green-ness. Ok. I cut avocados in half, remove seed, place in small bowl. Use cherry tomatoes, crush them into avocado. Salt, pepper. Bam!
01/27/2010 6:03:52 PM CST
Jamie says ...
Oh yeah I forgot tomatoes and onion. Can't leave that out!
01/27/2010 6:04:27 PM CST
Sue Ellen says ...
I am uncertain if everyone already knows this or not, but I leave the pits in the guacamole to retard the discloration of the dish. It works!
01/27/2010 6:08:35 PM CST
Bethy Levy says ...
Where's the cilantro? I love cilantro, and don't make a guacamole without it. I also only use the haas avocados, finding the fuerte type stringy and watery. Lately I've been substituting mashed avocado for mayonnaise in my tuna salad. LOVE THE AVOCADO! Thank You, WFM!
01/27/2010 6:27:35 PM CST
barry levine says ...
I like Costco guacamole and I add tomatoes and no one knows I didn't make it from scratch.
01/27/2010 6:31:12 PM CST
Kelly the K says ...
The most memorable gauc I've ever had was at a Oaxacan restaurant many years back, the secret ingredient was toasted crushed avocado leaves. It lends a slight anise flavor to the dip.
01/27/2010 6:50:23 PM CST
Melinda says ...
Another use for Avacados.... Half avacado, remove seed. Toast coconut. Put chutney, chopped peanuts and coconut in middle. Good!
01/27/2010 6:51:31 PM CST
Jessie Kay says ...
In the South, we use the recipe above exactly and add two more ingredients: Mayo and olive oil. Turns ordinary guac into a creamy delight. mmm mmmmm!
01/27/2010 7:03:40 PM CST
Nancy F says ...
There was a typo on the restaurant name. Here is the corrected version. My very favorite all time guacamole recipe is from Rosa Mexicano restuarant and they have the recipe posted on their website. Very delicious!
01/28/2010 9:10:15 AM CST
Ian Johnson says ...
When making Guacamole I always use the Guacamole Ole Mix from "Los Chileros" which you carry in most of your stores and it can be found in the ethnic aisle..All you do is use fresh Avocado,fresh Lime juice and the Los Chileros Mix and you get a very tasty and spicy Guacamole without all the hard work!
01/28/2010 9:20:04 AM CST
Felicia says ...
Mine too is similar--very easy 2 avocados -cut into chunks sprinkle sea salt fresh ground pepper 1/8 c. cilantro, chopped grated fresh garlic 1/2 lime juice touch of onion or oinion juice. gently stir all ingredients. I like it to be chunky!
01/28/2010 9:23:03 AM CST
Samantha says ...
I'm with Diane. Though there are lots of things you can go on to pair it with to tailor it to various occasions, the very best all-around guacamole is simply roughly mashed ripe avocado with just a trace of salt, lemon or lime juice and minced onion blended in.
01/28/2010 10:04:41 AM CST
Sylvia says ...
My recipe is similar, but instead of onion, I use fresh garlic and olive oil. I was wondering why it was served with the pits on top???? Is it to prevent browning?
01/28/2010 11:34:01 AM CST
nj says ...
It looks to me from the above photo that multiple avocado seeds were left in the guacamole. This prevents the guacamole from browning too quickly - - and is a good tip to consider when making guacamole ahead, to be used a little later. Just thought it was a fact worth knowing, for all us guacamole lovers!
01/28/2010 12:01:15 PM CST
Bonnie says ...
I absolutely love guacamole and I agree with the standard recipes that most people have been submitting. Except! I really enjoy some minced garlic in mine, although I really shouldn't be around anyone else while eating it. ;) I've thought of using roasted garlic but I never got that far because... My husband and I live alone and do not have any children at the moment. I LOVE avocado and my husband does not. I would eat it everyday but I don't want to eat an entire fruit in a day because of the fat content. Could anyone supply some tips about how to store an already cut avacado? I would love to be able to keep it for about four days... Thanks!
01/28/2010 1:05:14 PM CST
Ian Johnson says ...
I just saw Charlie Sanders post......I agree with you that Los Chileros Guacamole Mix is fabulous and the way to go! ...I just checked out their website too.... www.loschileros.com
01/28/2010 1:52:00 PM CST
ZOE says ...
Not necessarily a change to the guacamole recipe but some additional ideas-try avocado/guac with cottage cheese or sour cream-it makes a great creamy dip! Also one plain avocado with really good balsamic vinegar in the hole left by the pit-tastes so good as a quick and healthy snack!!
01/28/2010 2:56:13 PM CST
nj says ...
bonnie, leave the pit in the avocado to keep it fresher longer in the fridge and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. it keeps for a long time this way. you can also make guacamole- - place the pit in the guacamole and store in the freezer to pull out when needed.
01/28/2010 3:18:30 PM CST
Nancy Wyatt says ...
Years ago(70's)there was a wonderful recipe for stuffed avacado. As I recall...it had a simple homemade type of egg salad mixed with fresh crab meat in the center of a halfed (seed removed, of course) avacado...then it had buttered bread crumbs sprinkled over the top....put it in the oven for about 6 or 7 minutes...just enough to warm it up and serve with corn chips all around it. It was delicious. I have forgotten the exact recipe but maybe it's something you can work with and bring it out again!!
01/28/2010 4:05:55 PM CST

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