National Homemade Guacamole Day

Everyone has their favorite guac, and this is your day to enjoy it your way. If you haven’t made it at home, give it a go!

Super Simple Guacamole

Guacamole is so easy and fast to prepare you’ll find yourself making it often.  Adjust hot pepper sauce, onion, and garlic amounts to suit your preferences. 

4 ripe Haas avocados, halved, pits removed; flesh scooped into large bowl
¼ c freshly squeezed lime juice (and more for the surface)
0-8 dashes hot pepper sauce (to suit your taste)
½ c finely diced sweet onion (or ¼ c red onion)
½ – 1 tsp finely minced garlic

¼ tsp ground cumin (optional)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 medium plum tomato, seeded, finely diced

Use a sharp knife to coarsely dice avocado flesh.  Stir in remaining ingredients, which will partially mash avocado to your desired chunkiness.  Spoon into serving bowl & liberally spritz surface with additional fresh lime juice to delay or prevent oxidation browning.  Then loosely top with plastic wrap, pressing down with your fingertips to remove any air pockets between guacamole and plastic wrap.  Refrigerate till serving time. To serve, remove plastic wrap & stir guacamole.  Serve with crispy bacon, raw veggies, and/or warmed corn tortilla chips.

Or try adding a fresh spin, such as Lobster Guacamole, by adding half a pound of coarsely chopped lobster meat. Or go for Fruity Guacamole, by adding diced mango or papaya or even fresh berries. Another favorite of mine is Bacomole. You guessed it, added 8 crumbled slices of crisply cooked bacon. (This also makes an awesome deviled egg filling; simply add the mashed yolks to your guac.)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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