Ashlyn’s Guacamole

A few years ago my mother and I fell in love with guacamole.  Previously, we had had no real experience with the avocado  and we weren’t that big into experimenting with foods.  Alas, the deliciousness of this fantastic dip intrigued us enough to where we would give it a go!  It was a sad beginning, though, as we knew nothing of how to tell a ripe one from a ripening avocado   We spent many disappointing moments over the cutting board, quickly realizing that we had just split open something that clearly was not ready.  We were determined still, and decided to make it once a week.  Before long, we were pros!  Today, it is our signature dish that we bring to every party, and people can’t get enough.  Michael even says that my guacamole is the best he’s ever had!

Guacamole, feeds 4

  • 3 avocados
  • 1/2 carton of  cherry tomatoes (you can use any tomato, heirloom is great too, but I just really love the flavor packed into these little guys)
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 C cilantro
  • sea salt, to taste

Cut open avocados  discarding the seeds.  Once all cut, spoon out into a medium sized bowl.  Cut the avocado into small pieces by running swiftly over with a knife.  Chop red onion very fine, add to mixture.  Cut tomatoes into quarters and add to mixture.

Begin to fold together with a spoon, fork, whatever you have on hand.  Cut up lime and squeeze out as much juice as possible.  The juicier, the better. Plus, lime juice helps the avocado stay green.  Finely chop the cilantro, and add that plus the salt to the mixture and fold some more.  Check to see how it tastes-you might need more salt! If not, enjoy!

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