Anyway, here's a super easy, healthy and delicious recipe for guacamole that you can pull together in a matter of minutes. It's great served as a snack with tortilla chips or alongside any Mexican inspired meal like quesadillas or fajitas.
1 large avocado
1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1 small clove garlic, smashed
juice from 1/2 lime
Slice avocado in half, around the large pit in the middle and twist the avocado along the cut to separate the two halves. One half will have the pit still stuck in it.
Using a large spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh onto a cutting board, reserving the pit if you don't plan on serving the guacamole right away.
Using a paring knife, cut the avocado into chunks. You can also mash the avocado to make it smoother, but I prefer it chunky.
Add cayenne pepper, garlic, lime juice and stir gently to break up some of the avocado chunks. Season with salt to taste and serve with tortilla chips or alongside your favorite 'south of the border' inspired entree.
Did you know avocados are sometimes called alligator pears?
How do you like to eat avocados?
In the Philippines, avocados are pureed with sweetened condensed milk and served over ice as a milk shake of sorts. I've only had this drink once, and while it may sound strange to those of us who have always lived so far from the equator, let me tell you, it's really delicious. There's a recipe in The Steamy Kitchen cookbook by Jaden Hair (as seen in my last library loot post) that's very similar that I'm dying to try. It even has a shot of espresso in it. MMmm!