Do you know what the hardest part about making guacamole is? Finding a perfectly ripened avocado. It is sooo disappointing to bring home some beautiful avocados, only to cut in to them and see that they are half rotten. Boo : ( . Yes, that’s a sad face. This “recipe” is ridiculously simple and basic on purpose. Why? Because I think a lot of people out there won’t cook, because they are under the assumption that cooking has to be complicated and involve tons of ingredients. Well, if you start with quality ingredients this is not the case. This over the top simplified recipe can be fancied up in any way you like – add some fresh garlic, or garlic salt, freshly chopped cilantro, chopped red onion, chopped tomato. But the truth is a mashed avocado with just some lime juice and salt – tastes delicious. Oups, I just gave away my “recipe”!
What you need:
- One ripe Avocado
- A couple of tablespoons of fresh Lime Juice
- Salt (I prefer Sea Salt)
What to do:
- Cut avocado in half, remove pit, scoop out flesh with spoon into a bowl. Mash with a fork.
- Add lime juice (more or less according to your taste preference, but it really brightens up the avocado – so do use it)
- Add salt to taste
- Mix to combine
- Serve immediately
If by chance you already have other spices or ingredients you’d like to add to the guacamole, go crazy and add it! But the point of this little exercise was that you don’t need a ton of ingredients to make something taste good. That is, if you start out with high quality ingredients.