Avocados are definitely on my list of favorite foods. I put them on just about everything: salads, sandwiches, eggs, pasta and even pizza (recipe coming next week). I honestly don’t remember if I had them growing up. I’m sure I did because we had Mexican food a lot. But I honestly don’t remember. Maybe we had packaged guacamole or I only had it at restaurants because I remember the first time I saw an avocado. It was when I was on a mission for my church in California and a nice man gave us some from his Avocado tree. It was close to Easter and he called them Easter eggs (he was an interesting character) and so I had to ask what they REALLY were. We had to let them ripen for a few days and then we used what we could find to make some guacamole. And it was so good! I was hooked from then on.
We make guacamole at our house quite a bit. To go on something or just to eat with some yummy tortilla chips, like our favorite homemade ones. And this one is just so easy, with just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes, you’ve got a pretty tasty snack for friends or a late night nibble for two.
This recipe was obviously inspired by my non-tomato loving husband, who also love all things spicy and all things Mexican. The jalapeños give this guacamole the perfect kick, but not too much for me to handle (and I’m kind of a wimp). It’s the best of both worlds for us. He gets his spicy and I get my fresh!
Serve with homemade tortilla chips!
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
- pinch of salt
- juice of 1 lime
- 4 medium avocados
- sprinkle of cilantro, chopped finely
- Mix the onion and jalapeño together with the salt and the juice of 1 lime. Let sit for a few minutes.
- Meanwhile, roughly mash the avocados.
- Mix the onion and jalapeño into the avocados and garnish with cilantro, to your taste.
- Serve with tortilla chips or on top of your favorite taco or other Mexican dish.