Monday, July 1, 2013

I Made Guacamole!

This weekend in Vancouver I attended a rooftop pool party with a group of sassy ladies from a meetup.com group. One of the organizers of the group, Vy, had offered up the rooftop pool area of her condo building in the city's Yaletown neighborhood as a place for us all to get together and brainstorm some fun activities for the group.

For many of the 20 or so women there, it was our first time meeting up with that particular group, so there was a good amount of "getting to know each other" happening in addition to the brainstorming and pool partying.

We were all encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to the rooftop, and I thought that fresh guacamole and tortilla chips seemed like a pretty decent pool-side summer snack. While I'd never made guacamole before, I was fairly sure that since it involved no cooking or baking... I'd probably be able to avoid screwing it up.

I found a recipe on allrecipes.com for guacamole that looked easy enough, with no crazy surprise ingredients listed. I just needed to adjust the recipe to make more of it, since there were going to be quite a few ladies at the pool!

Here's what you need:
  • 5 avocados, all soft to the touch
  • 1 1/2 limes
  • 3-4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 1. Peel and quarter your avocados and put them into a medium-largish bowl. Use a fork to mash them up to your desired creaminess or chunkiness. I left mine a bit chunky, which was good because as I added and combined the other ingredients, the avo became increasingly more mashed along the way. So if you like your guacamole chunky, I'd recommend leaving it extra chunky before continuing to the next step.

(By the way, looking for a way to use all those avocado pits you've got now? Watch this video for a tutorial on how to turn it into a facial cleanser!)

2. Squeeze the juice from the limes into the mashed avocados, then add salt to the mixture and combine it well.

3. Add your onions, garlic, tomatoes and cilantro...


Mix it all together well and BAM:

.  bitches be like.........  .
.  DAMN that's some good guac!  .



I actually really enjoyed myself while making this, which is pretty crazy if you know me and know how much I generally hate preparing food. It was fun to chop, peel and mash all those avocados. The best part of all is that the girls at the pool really enjoyed it!

Do you have a killer guacamole recipe, or do all guac recipes pretty much include the same things in the same ratios?

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7 comments:

  1. My guac never turns out good, but my husbands is amazing! Your recipe is definitely one we are going to be trying! I have a total weakness for guacamole.:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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    1. Let me know how it goes!! I'm still enjoying the leftovers :)

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  2. I think they all pretty much have the same ingredients. Being Mexican, I grew up with a very simple guacamole recipe: avocados, serrano chiles, onion, lime juice, salt and cilantro. Your recipe sounds yummo. I haven't had guac in a while...maybe I'll make some for 4th of July snacking. lol

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    1. Mmm I'll have to try it with the serrano chiles!!

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  3. This sounds delicious! I usually just mash my avocados and add some lemon juice and garlic salt, but I love the idea of adding some other great flavors! I'm featuring this at my link party tonight and pinning!

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  4. Bailey that looks delicious. You did a wonderful job an now I am hungry to have some of that yummy snack for a meal.Did u know avocado is a super food? It is very strength building, I love living here in California where I can get them easily and fresh.

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