This week I will post several of my most favorite recipes. These are ones I make most often, that are easiest to me and that have just enough familiarity that I have started to do them from memory, no need to seek out weights and measures. (this is what I hope will happen with all recipes eventually.)
The Only Guacamole Recipe You’ll Ever Need
2 large avocados
1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 hearty scallions
1 jalapeño, small dice
1 generous sprinkle of Kosher salt
I hope you know how to pick out avocados. If you gently squeeze them and your finger goes in more than a quarter inch, they are too ripe. You want slight give…but not rock hard. If you do get rock hard avocados, take them home and put them in a brown paper bag for a couple of days and make your guacamole then.
Anyway, scoop out the flesh of the avocados into a medium-sized bowl. Add tomatoes, garlic, scallions, jalapeño and salt and mix well. (I use a potato masher or a small whisk and just punch it a few times–I like chunks). Squeeze half a lime over the top and mix in. Squeeze the other half on top and sprinkle with a touch more salt (to taste) and serve. The lime will keep the avocado from turning brown. Serve with warm corn tortilla chips.
Serves 4 or 1 person over the course of an afternoon.