Mexican cuisine is definitely one of my favorites. Hussein often asks, “if you could have Mexican food everyday would you?”. The answer is undoubtedly, yes! 😀
Many traditional Mexican dishes have pork or lard, so I learned to make these dishes myself. Guacamole often accompanies these traditional dishes and is a favorite in our home.
Guacamole originated in Mexico with the Aztecs. It has made its way into Tex-Mex and American cuisine and can be viewed as a staple. There are many ways to make guacamole. It can be served over empanadas, or used as a dip, severed on the top of a salad, or a sandwich condiment.
Some of you may not like tomatoes in your guacamole, so feel free to omit them! This is my best ever guacamole because it is the way I like it 😉
Here is my recipe:
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 3 large ripe Hass avocados (approximately 2 cups)
- 3/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons jalapeno, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Combine red onion, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, lime and spices. Allow to marinate while you smash your avocado.
- Slice avocado lengthwise and remove the pit*
- Smash the avocado using a fork or potato masher 🙂
- Combine the smashed avocado with the remaining in ingredients.
- Enjoy 🙂
*The pit can be placed in the center of the guacamole to help keep the avocados from oxidizing (turning brown).
Make this dish? I’d love to see! Tag me #CreateAmandasPlate