Sunday, March 7, 2010

Super Easy Guacamole

I didn't like guacamole at all before my first pregnancy, but ever since then, I can't stop eating it. Thank goodness avocados have been on sale this winter!

Lots of people put tomatoes, onions, or other such nonsense in their guac, but I like to keep really simple. Also, I like it a little bit spicy. Seeing as how I'm from New Mexico, I'm always looking for opportunities to increase the Hatch Green Chile quotient of my diet. Fortunately, canned green chile is now available in Whole Foods and other grocery stores, and you can actually get it fresh in the fall. We like to order the single serving packets from 505 Chile.

Anyway, here's the recipe for one hearty serving of guac, enough for two hungry adults and a baby who eats way more than you would expect.

2 avocados
1 lime
1 small can of green chile

Cut open the avocados the long way, and remove the pit. (There is a good tutorial on Simply Recipes for how to do this - scroll down to 2B to see how to use a knife to get the pit out.)

Scoop out the insides of the avocado into a bowl. Mash it up with a fork.

Add the can of green chile, half a lime (or more, depending on your preference), and salt to taste.

Grab some chips and ENJOY!


  1. I love guacamole! I just recently realized this! There was a time when I was going through 3-4 avocados a weekend making it.....just for my hubby and I!

  2. I have a secret love of prepping avocados. After halving, de-pitting (probably not a word, but oh well), and scooping out literally thousands of avocados over two summers of working at Togo's, I could probably do it blindfolded and still retain blazing speed. When I was first married, I demonstrated my skillz at my husband's family reunion and instantly won acclaim. I'm glad to see, through that cool online tutorial, that I was apparently trained in the proper technique (for the most part)!