... A Sour Apple Tree

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I'm a 37 year-old guy from Huntington, WV.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Easy guac recipe, sans hard-to-find ingredients

Here is a rather basic guacamole recipe I've thrown together using ingredients readily available at most Appalachian grocery stores in the summertime. This serves 1-2 people, but it can be doubled, tripled, etc.
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 of a fresh lime
  • enough Vidalia onion to make a small handful of diced onion
  • some crushed or pureed tomato (about 1/4 of a 'mater)
  • sea salt

Cut avocado in half (cut from end to end along pit). Pop out pit and remove avocado skin. Cut avocado halves into 2 or 3 pieces. Finely diced the onion and garlic. Add all three to a large bowl. Thoroughly squeeze in the lime juice and add the pureed tomato. Season with sea salt to taste. Mash all ingredients with a potato masher until blended (but still sorta chunky).

Garnish (or not) and serve with chips and ice cold beer.

Mix-ins I've tried with this recipe:

  • 1/4 roasted, peeled, and seeded habanero pepper (warning, very spicy!)
  • sliced olives (use less sea salt with this variant)
  • shredded mild cheddar cheese and diced crispy bacon
  • 1 TBSP of chow-chow relish (use more lime juice with this one)

I'll post some photos the next time I make it.

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Blogger Stanton said...

Needs cilantro.

Sunday, July 29, 2007  
Blogger Chris James said...

Yea, let me just run down to Facemire's Food Land for that...

Monday, July 30, 2007  
Blogger the laughing gypsy said...

more deliciousness! thanks!

Monday, July 30, 2007  

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