One of my favorite blogs, Boo Mama, is having a link up for dips! Being a girl who has a fondness for dips...I thought I'd play along. I have yet to meet a dip I didn't like.
Today, bloggy people, you are in for a treat.
My famous guacamole recipe.
Famous because it is requested by friends and family.
Famous because it has been a staple at work potlucks.
Famous because my husband didn't know good guacamole until he met me.
Now. I can't take all the credit for this recipe. It has been adapted from the Alton Brown recipe. When I mentioned to my friend RJ that I make a damn good guacamole, he wanted to see my recipe as he was a guacamole snob.
Talk about pressure. Good news is...he liked it.
But we tweaked it slightly.
And this, my friends....is THE guacamole recipe.
RJ and Big Guy approved.
3 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 t kosher salt (if you're using reglar ol' salt, cut back on this a bit.)
1/2 t ground cumin
1/2 t cayenne (oh yes! Cayenne!)
1/2 a medium white onion, diced (this is critical. yellow? red? nope. White!)
2 roma tomatoes, seeded & diced
Up to 1 T chopped cilantro (this can be strong, so start with a little and add more if you want)
1 clove of garlic minced
In a large bowl, toss the avocado in the lime juice. Coat well and drain off any excess in a small bowl (you'll use it in a minute!). Using a potato masher, add the salt, cumin and cayenne and mash up the avocado. Fold in onions, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice.
Let this sit at room temp for 1 hour before serving.
(if you're a food freak like me....it's OK. It won't spoil. Promise.)
Now, be sure to check out Boo Mama's blog and find a dip or two!
I'll be over here, warming up my Little Dipper Crockpot....