Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cheater, Cheater, Guacamole Eater!

You may have noticed that I like Mexican food.  We eat a lot of it here at the Asylum!  Sometimes I cook it myself like here or here.  (I also like take-out!)  The other day I got really crazy and made grilled steak quesadillas with homemade guacamole.  My guacamole "recipe" is soooo easy I simply had to share it with you!  Are you ready?  Here goes...

Quesadillas, refried black beans, sour cream, and guacamole!  M-M-M-M-M!
 Here is how you can make your own cheater guacamole!

Cheater Guacamole

  • avocados (I used 4 today.)
  • prepared salsa (to taste)
  • Salt & Pepper

Mash your avocados in a bowl.  Fold in prepared salsa.  Season with salt and pepper. 

That's it!  Seriously, that is it!

I'll show you a few of my own tricks!

Cut the avocados in half, and remove the pits.
 Use a large, SHARP chef's knife to cut your vegetables! To remove the pit, pop the knife blade into the pit and twist.  Save one of the pits for later. 


I don't ever scoop the avocado out of the skin.  I fold the skin over and squeeze out the fruit.  This only works with avocados that are perfectly ripe.  It is totally quick and I keep from messing up a spoon.  

Mash your avocados!

I couldn't find my potato masher when I went to make this guacamole so I grabbed my pastry cutter instead.  Do you know what?  I LOVED it!  The pastry cutter was absolutely perfect!  It fit the round edges of my bowl without leaving any huge chunks behind.   LOVE IT!

Add your salsa!
I like chunky guacamole so I didn't pulverize the avocados into a super-smooth mash.  I also added a chunky style salsa.  I folded the salsa gently into the avocados to keep the chunky consistency of the avocados.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  You will definitely need to add some salt.  I added about 1/4 of a teaspoon for this batch.  It will vary with different recipes of salsa. 

Here is the pit!
Once you are finished making your guacamole, drop the pit you reserved at the beginning into the bowl.  This will help the guacamole from turning brown before you serve it!  If you are not eating the guacamole right away cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Try making this cheater guacamole with your favorite salsa.  I used the same variety I used to make the salsa chicken, but that was just a coincidence.

The Cheater Guacamole was extra delicious on the quesdillas (I'll share that recipe later!), but it would be awesome on some corn chips too! 

MMMMM!  Dinner!

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