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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Ali said...

I love it - I don't have the energy to make totally from scratch guacamole or salsa for that matter. This is a great short cut for delicious guac :D

Dacia said...

Love me some guacamole! Looks yummy! Thanks for the blog visit :)

Unknown said...

Yum yum yum, I got hooked on avocados when I was pregnant and I still love them now. Thanks for commenting on my blog today

Erin said...

Now this is my kind of guacamole!!! Easy and delicious!

DearHelenHartman said...

YUM! I confess, sometimes I buy pre-made Guacamole - it has so little flavor. Love the quick fix. BTW - I have a photo of from the World's Longest Yardsale of window from an asylum, if you'd like I'd be happy to email it to you for your use.

Maggie Lamarre said...

I had no idea the pit will stop it from turning brown, tfs..
Don't forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.

Lynne said...

What a great idea! Bookmarked!
I didn't know putting the pit back in would prevent browning... thanks for the info!

Unknown said...

Mmmmm...I love guacamole! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I'm following back and I can't wait to read more of your blog.

Katie @ Time2EatYall said...

Neat! I had no idea about the pit thnig. I will have to remember that ;)

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

Yum Yum Yum! That looks amazing! I love homemade guacamole. I'm the newest member of your blog, so I'm excited to see all the great things you make!

Emily Thompson said...

looks great! I make mine a very similar way. I also add a tiny bit of mayo with the salsa, yum! Thanks for linking up. Just wanted to know I'll be featuring you next week. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com

c.w.frosting said...

Yum! Love guac. Funny how the pit works like that! Thanks for visiting me & I'm following now!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Miz Helen said...

It's good for me, in a pinch why not. Sometimes easy is the best! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
Miz Helen

Coley said...

Mmmm this looks so good! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :)