We get frequent requests for our guacamole recipe. The secret is fresh ingredients and the use of cilantro and cumin. I sometimes add a little chopped tomato, but currently prefer the bright green color and taste of of the recipe below, especially when served in tandem with tomato based Mexican or Southwestern dishes. A hand held avocado slicer makes preparation easier whether by hand or in a food processor.
Three Brothers’ Guacamole
2 large ripe avocados
juice of a lime (it’s easier to juice a lime if you’ve rolled it to soften before cutting.)
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro (none or more to taste)
1/4 cup minced or grated fresh onion
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic- minced or pressed through a garlic press
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cumin powder (more to taste)
1/8 teaspoon Tabasco or another pepper sauce (optional)
fresh ground pepper to taste
- Put all the ingredients into a food processor. Pulse 8-10 times to distribute the ingredients.
- Scrape down the sides and process for 8-10 seconds until blended, but still slightly chunky.
- Taste and adjust salt, citrus, cumin, and/or spiciness.
Put all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and hand mask with two forks. This will produce a chunkier guacamole. If you cut the avocado into small cubes (see the avocado slicer in the first photo), you can toss the ingredients together to make a “salsa.”