Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My First Guacamole


True confessions time.

I never made guacamole until last week.

I’m hanging my head in shame. 

In my defense, the only Hispanic/Mexican/Latin food I ate growing up was Taco Bell.

Oh wait. We went to Chi-Chi’s once. I remember eating fried ice cream and not enjoying the meal very much because the Spanish rice clearly came out of a can – bleach!

I suspect my parents don’t care for it much either, since we rarely ate it. That includes guacamole. Which is sad really. I learned after living in Miami for a few months after colleges that freshly made, not frozen or from a can Hispanic/Mexican/Latin food tastes AMAZING!

Especially if you pair it with a margarita or mai tai.

Many of you suggested that I perk up my boring, newly cheese free sandwiches with avocados. Some of you suggested using guacamole on my sandwiches instead of mayonnaise. I can give that a whirl.


Should I be worried about the saturated fat content in avocados?

Since some guacamole dips contain sour cream, which totally goes against avoiding lactose, I though it best to make my own.

So I did.



I turned to my buddy Alton Brown. He got me over my fear of canning with a yumtastic spiced blueberry jam recipe. Can he help me with guacamole?

Oh yes! The cilantro and cumin combination in Alton Brown's guacamole recipe made my tastebuds sing! I left out the tomatoes Alton called for because we didn’t have any on hand. I substituted lemon juice for lime juice, again, based on what I had at home.

I’m going to make a bigger batch to eat with tortilla chips while we watch that little football game this weekend.

How do you like your guacamole? How do you like to serve it?



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