Cinco de Mayo Meal: Guacamole

May 3, 2009

You can't have a Cinco de Mayo meal without guacamole, or any mexican meal, for that matter. LilSis and I make our guacamole pretty much the same way, and it's super simple. We don't like onion in our guac since it dominates the flavor, and we don't like tomato since it gets yukky and watery if there's any left over. We do like lots of lemon and garlic! The extra lemon will help keep the guac from getting too brown, besides giving it a great bright flavor  Here's how we do it.



Super Simple Guacamole

3 avocados
Juice of 1 to 1-1/2 lemons (at least 4 tablespoons of juice)
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp shallot pepper (or plain pepper if that's what you have)
1/2 tsp minced dried garlic or garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Frank's Red Hot Sauce

Mash avocados with all other ingredients. Adjust seasonings to your taste.  Refrigerate any leftovers, with plastic wrap placed directly on the surface of the guacamole to keep air out and reduce browning.  Enjoy!


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