Saturday, August 15, 2009

cooling off...

i'm wishing for all that lovely cool weather Seattle was having last week. back here in the rest of the world, it is hot and muggy, and i don't feel like doing anything. even eating. well, except for this guacamole (ok, and maybe a pint of Ben & Jerry's....)

i have tried all kinds of guacamole, but i like this one the best. it's my own "recipe", and it's very simple and no frills. i use the term "recipe" loosely since it's not an exact science...kind of like a handful of this and a dash of that. really, it's however i am feeling at the time i make it. the key is to use good fresh, organic ingredients and to eat it with really good chips. i am a sucker for Target's Archer Farms Organic Yellow Corn Chips (pictured) and Trader Joe's Organic Yellow Corn Rounds.

If you want to make just one serving as pictured, use:

1 medium-sized ripe avocado
1 small ripe roma tomato, diced
chopped red onion (i like to use a handful or two, but it's your call)
1-2 lime slices, squeezed
sea salt to taste

scoop out the avocado into a bowl and squeeze the lime wedge(s) on it before you mash it. i find that it helps with the process. forks seem to work the best for mashing. once the avocado is all mashed up, mix in the tomatoes, onions, and salt.



Aamie said...

Yum-O!! Similar to the guac I make. But no onions, of course :-) Hope you enjoyed it!! And hope you enjoyed your "fall" day. I can't wait for it!!

littlebyrd said...

I could eat this everyday.