Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Best Homemade Guacamole

Good morning friends! I thought I'd share with you one of our favorite things to make around here, and a staple recipe in most houses I'm sure... homemade guacamole. We are bbbiiiiiigggg Mexican food fans around here and have learned a thing or two about how to make the perfect guacamole. Today I'll share my recipe and secret tip for how to get the most flavor possible out of your guac.

1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 jalapeño, chopped (you can use less if that's too hot)
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 ripe avocados
a handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped
sea salt (I use Trader Joe's and swear by it-- which sounds weird for a salt shaker, but if you've had it you know what I'm talking about!)
1 tbs olive oil

Preheat skillet to medium high and add a tablespoon of olive oil once hot. Once the olive oil is hot, add the red onionjalapeño, and garlic to the skillet and sauté for a 3-4 minutes to get the flavors to liven up. While these ingredients are cooking, now is the time to mash up your avocados in a medium sized bowl. Add your chopped tomatoes and stir in with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the heated ingredients to your mashed avocados and mix in. Add more salt depending on your preference. 

That's our quick and simple recipe, I swear once you start sautéing those first three ingredients together you won't go back! 

I actually came across the little sautéing secret by accident because the only red onion and jalapeño we had were previously chopped and frozen. I knew they would make my guac taste better and figured it was worth a shot to try reheating them before adding them, and the secret was born!