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Monday, August 17, 2009

CAFE SPECIAL OF THE WEEK - Allison's Perfect Guacamole

This week's special comes from my daughter-in-law, Allison. Born and raised in Orange County, CA, she's been an avocado / guacamole aficionado since the cradle. Her dad (waving to Jan!) had an avocado tree in his yard as a kid. Talk about heaven on earth.

I, on the other hand, grew up a thousand miles from California and only knew that avocados were bumpy, black, scary-looking things with ginormous, slimy seeds. Not that I didn't enjoy guacamole in our favorite Mexican restaurants - I did, but all my home attempts at recreating the dish didn't measure up . . . until Allison came along and shared her recipe.

Now, guacamole's not so scary - and we enjoy it often. I think you will too.


2 large avocadoes, ripened

1 cup fresh tomato, chopped

4 or 5 chopped green onions

A few sprigs of chopped cilantro

Juice of one large lime

Scoop avocado from shell with a spoon. Add lime juice and mash with a fork (a few lumps okay). Add chopped tomato, onion, and cilantro. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

Thanks, Allison!


Crystal Laine Miller said...

Carla, thanks so much for posting this (and Allison!) Avocados are my favorites and this is great!

Thanks also for posting this link on Facebook so I could find you. Wonderful!

Erica Vetsch said...

mmmm You can't go wrong with fresh Guacamole.

Thanks, Carla and Allison.

Myra Johnson said...

Yum! Love guacamole! And since avocados are MUFAs, they are so good FOR you, too!!!! (Go easy on the salty chips, though!)