Wednesday, September 23, 2015
RECIPES FOR A CHEAPSKATE: Guacamole
In my seemingly never ending quest to use all of our tomatoes, this week I made some guacamole.
I could have asked my neighbor for a couple avocados but since I was thinking about this while I was at the store, I took the easy way out and bought a couple of Haas avocados, some green onions, and a lemon. I probably could have used a homegrown onion but I used it last week on another meal and don't have another.
...and these chiles, however, came straight from the garden.
It's a pretty easy recipe, first dice up the tomato. Take the dead skin off of two whole green onions, along with the roots. Chop it all up into 1 inch pieces.
Put the onions and the chile...I've got a very small Anaheim chile, a Thai chili, and a few serrano chiles..into a food processor and chop up into fine mixture of little cubes.
Scoop out the avocados into a bowl, add the tomatoes, and mash up like mashed potatoes. Add a teaspoon of minced garlic and another of salt. Squeeze lemon juice over everything and add the onion and chile mixture.
Add half and half or heavy cream to give a creamy taste and texture. Stir thoroughly and add salt and cream sparingly to taste.
When done, we add it to our tacos, as shown at the top. You can also use it as a very tasty dip for your tortilla chips.
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