With Super Bowl fast approaching, I thought I would share one of my favorite get-together recipes that is always a big hit! Chunky Guacamole!
Not only is this super yummy, it is super easy to make!
So truth be told, I never was a very adventurous eater throughout my childhood, and although I have expanded my palate by leaps and bounds as an adult, guacamole was always something I just passed on…BIG mistake!!!
Can you believe that my FIRST EVER taste of guacamole was of my very own guacamole??? I have always loved everything to do with the kitchen, baking, cooking, making my own bath bombs and homemade exfoliators, I always find it fun to find something new on pinterest or at a restaurant and go home and try to recreate it
So after one particularly yummy pico de gallo at a restaurant, I decided to make my own at home, and for the last two summers I have been on a HUGE pico de gallo kick, I mean, I made huge bowls of it at least once a week, if not more!
One day my husband asked if I would consider trying to make guacamole, so I thought, why not?
So I took to google and found some decent recipes, but, per usual, I found that I had to do a lot of tweaks and attempts to find the PERFECT recipe, according to my family of course. 🙂
I found that, just like in pico de gallo, we liked the guacamole to be chunky, heavy on the tomatoes and onion. I also found that, no matter how you put it together, guacamole is basically always delicious!! However, just in case you are new to making guacamole, or are looking to try a new way to make it, here is my recipe for chunky guacamole.
4 ripe avocados (A good way to test if the avocado is ripe enough is to go with a deeper, darker green. Press on the avocado and it should give just a little, too much and it is too ripe)
4 Roma tomatoes (Make sure they are firm)
3 small white onions
1 jalapeno (You can add more if you like spicier foods, we are pretty mild around here)
1 bunch of cilantro (Again, this is too taste, i usually add about 1/2 cup of shredded cilantro)
1/2 of a lime (squeezed)
Sea salt (to taste)
Scoop the avocados and place into large bowl. If you haven’t cut an avocado before(oh my gosh, the first time I tried to cut an avocado up, I PEELED the outside and it was just such an hilarious fail!), it is easy, once you know how, haha! Use a large knife to slice the avocado in half and than twist! Waa-laa! Next you stab the avocado pit with your knife, and twist that. Waa-laa! Next you just scoop out the avocado with a spoon.
Next thing to do is cut up the roma tomatoes and add to the avocados. I like to take out the goopy middle part to get a nice green color in the guacamole, as well as to keep it nice and chunky, I do this for my pico as well. But feel free to add the whole tomato chopped up if you prefer.
Next, cut up the onions and jalapenos and add to the bowl with the avocados. I like to use my handy food chopper for the tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno, it just makes it so much faster and more uniform.
Next, chop up or tear the cilantro and add to the remaining ingredients. I like to do this part by hand so that I don’t get any cilantro stems in the mix(this is time consuming, but I hate biting into a long stem).
Next, take half a lime and squeeze it over the ingredients in the bowl. This helps the guacamole stay fresh longer and not turn that brown color as quickly(although we eat ours SO FAST that we never have to worry about that, haha!). Then add the sea salt to taste.
Take a fork and mash the ingredients together. You can mash the avocados first and add the rest of the ingredients later if you want a smoother guacamole, but for the chunky guacamole, it’s best to wait and do it when all the ingredients are together.
Serve with your favorite chips. We love the blue corn chips, but you can use any, even pita chips taste great with guacamole.