July 29, 2012


Just about everybody has tried this Mexican restaurant staple, and for good reason! It is creamy, fresh, and bright! I wanted mine to have some texture so that it wasn't spiced avocado puree, so I only smashed half the avocados and added the rest in chunks at the end. I also added some red onion, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, and spices.

I know that you either love or hate cilantro, so it is completely optional. In fact, you can adjust the amounts of all the ingredients to fit your taste. You can even add in other ingredients like tomatoes, chili powder, and bell peppers. This is a very simple recipe that can be changed to fit anyone's taste!

2 Ripe Haas Avocados
1 T Minced Red Onion
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1/2 - 1 Jalapeño, Seeded & Minced
2 T Chopped Fresh Cilantro
1 T Lime Juice
1/4 tsp Cumin

Remove the pits from the avocados; peel. Cut into large chunks and mash half until smooth. Stir in the onions, garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro. Season with salt, pepper, and the cumin. Fold in the remaining avocado chunks until combined but still chunky. Stir in the lime juice.

Recipe Adapted from Cook's Illustrated

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