Yes, I’m 54 years old and I have never made guacamole. Any great tips from anyone?
Don’t be shy with the lime!!
Hooray! I’m having a great time mashing the ‘cadoes right now! 😀
My sis makes the bestest guac ever. Like Dora sez, don’t be shy with lime, fresh cilantro at the end, chopped jalapenos, small diced fresh tomatoes. Garlic.
Check this out* or just search on foodnetwork. You’ll be so overwhelmed you won’t make it at all. 😛
Ooo, sounds like all the stuff I am putting in mine! It looks great so far!
I use lemon juice, mostly to keep the avocado from turning black while sitting on the table, heh. I also like throwing in dried red chili flakes to add some heat. I’m not a big fan of cilantro, maybe because I’ve had too much of it while eating Thai food.
Chopped fresh tomatoes are great, but garlic is a must.
Oooo, I like the idea of the chili flakes! And garlic! I think I’ll make some with cilantro and some without!
I like my guac on the virgin side–like, un-messed-around with. I made some a few years ago that was a hit (with at least one person besides myself) and I just threw in some lemon and lime juice and some salt I think. Not much, if anything, else. I had looked up recipes and I didn’t have/didn’t want to go get tomatoes or cilantro (because I know not everyone likes it too) and didn’t have the time to chop stuff up and get all fussy with it. Let the avocadoes do the talking, I say. But it does turn brown pretty fast. Damn now I want chips and guac.
Now that I see what’s involved with making it (that is…not any trouble at all) I am embarrassed that I haven’t made it sooner!
And it can be as simple as I want! Yay!
the lemon/lime juice prevents browning. so does putting some saran wrap over it – touching the guaca.
“they” say that leaving an avocado pit in the guaca also slows browning…. doesn’t prevent it but slows it down a lot.
I’ll be the one to chime in and say that I will be of no help whatsoever because I don’t like avocados
That’s what my son says, too, but when he tastes THIS he won’t be able to resist!!! Muhahaha!~
What are you going to do, chase him around the kitchen with guacamole on a chip and tell him to try it?
So far I can’t catch him, he is running too fast, the chicken!
I like to use “Mrs Dash” instead of salt.
I frequently add shredded cheese directly to the guaca… saves a step for everyone.
A bit of tabasco, enchilada or mole sauce adds interest (I’ve sometimes used leftover DelTaco or TacoBell hot sauce packets).
And if you want to make “gringo guacamole”, which everyone will rave about – so long as you don’t tell them the “secret” ingredient, add some mayo. Seriously.
Ooooo….I had no idea the adventures that would be out there in the making of guac!
I added a bit of sour cream and cream cheese. This stuff tastes AWESOME!
I’ll try it with mayo sometime, too!
Of all the weird things, I learned the mayo recipe from some Chinese people who ran a sandwich shop near me. It’s REALLY good with Nacho Cheese Doritos.
I see you’ve got lots of hints – I likeLemon, lime and coriander (cilantro)… and a splash (tiny splash) of Dave’s Insanity sauce….
Ooooo, I saw another recipe with the hot sauce! That will be a must do next time!
Be very cautious of Dave’s Insanity Sauce though. You could put your eye out. that stuff is not for the faint of heart or sensitive of stomach.
I was just going to make some snarky comment about you being 54 … but I decided against it. I’m just waiting until I get that old. Really … I can retire at 55.
I probably won’t retire until I am 65. If I live that long!
Yeah, I like that I am older than Grouchy Old Man and just barely younger than Grouchy Old Fart. I definitely need to change my blog name. Worn Out Old Bag?
Ooooooo, I like it! 😀
Uber-ripe avocados and plenty of garlic and lime.
I’ve never made it, either, but yum! I personally would go light on the cilantro, but that’s just because I loathe the stuff. I also like it less chunky than some do (the avocados more thoroughly mashed and the tomatoes more finely chopped).
i have no suggestions; I just want to join you in eating the guac!
Doesn’t anybody put in diced onions? I say yes! Lemon and Lime. Fresh Cilantro. Kosher salt. You can chase me around with a chip anytime. WOOB. Uhm, yeah.
You may refer to me as WOOFG. Worn out old fucking goat. I need the password to see Su’s wedding present. I missed that meeting.
Kevin made tortilla chips but with flour tortillas. I love them. Love, love, love them.
Me! I put in onion!
Oooooo homemade chips!!! NUMMMMM!
Is it ok to say I’m not a big fan of quac?? Is it ok if I don’t make any suggestions on how to make it or make it better??
How about a nice mango??
Lots of ways to make it, the avocado is kind of like the glue of the thing. It just binds everything else together. Throw in what you love and it’ll be delicious.
Do not put sour cream in it. If you use very ripe avocados you will not need cream. A food processor is helpful. A wee bit of lemon juice helps preserve it.
Mine has very few ingredients: two very ripe avocados, one ripe tomato, juice of half a lime, a wee bit of lemon juice, and fresh cilantro chopped very finely. No garlic or onions. I want to enjoy the rich avocado as much as possible.
Yer never too old fer guac ‘n roll!
I am a guac hog! I can really binge on the stuff. No leftovers!
But I’m a guac snob too. I like it to be on the pure and simple side. Mushed together with lime (or lemon), maybe a dash of cumin, sprinkle of cilantro.
Oh and please give Suga’ huge best wishes from me!!!
I have the easiest recipe EVER:
Smash some avocado in a bowl with a potato masher. Add a little lemon or lime juice. Then add an approximately equal amount of your favorite fresh salsa. Mix thoroughly.
LOL…I’ve never even TASTED it or SEEN it in person…no help here!
Have fun, though!
And I’ve never eaten or seen an avocado in person.
You are brave!
My husband will not eat avocados. Or okra. You have company.
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