A recent weekend trip to the dunes by Lake Michigan sent me home with plenty of food inspiration. One night at the cottage we rented, I saw my newly-wed-couple friends mashing avocados into guacamole on the kitchen’s island. They worked together like couple of scientists in a lab, immersed in the task at hand. I, on the other hand, stood nearby, watching, and waiting impatiently, like a little kid, eager to taste that avocado sauce. Ro added some salt to the cut up avocados, mashed them up, and tasted it. Then he added some onion, garlic, and lime juice. Zulma tasted it and she said it needed a bit more of something something. I was so hungry I couldn’t concentrate on what she was saying. It seemed like the mashing, adding things, and tasting continued on for a while before I could get my arms around the bowl of goodness. The couple’s hard work paid off though. They produced a fantastic guacamole.
After Jeff and I got home from the cottage, I couldn’t wait to try my friends’ guacamole recipe. Actually, I’ve made it twice in the past two weeks. The vibrant flavors of garlic, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno peppers mix so well together with the sweetness of the avocados. I am addicted to this sauce.
Here’s how I made mine:
(Serve 2-3 people)
- 3 avocados
- 1 handful of cilantro (finely chopped)
- 3 garlic (finely chopped)
- ½ sweet onion (finely chopped)
- 3 jalapeno peppers (finely chopped)
- Salt to taste
- A pinch of Cumin
- Lime juice from 1 lime
- Peel, cut up, and mash the avocados
- Mix everything together in a bowl and then drizzle with lime juice
- Serve with tortilla chips
Special thanks to Roneil and Zulma for the guacamole and the recipe