23 December 2010

Holy Guacamole

A favorite tradition that came from my family (I grew up in Arizona) was having Mexican food on Christmas Eve.

I thought I'd share my favorite Guacamole recipe with you all, in honor of my parents and grandparents.  

Pickup Guacamole
2 ripe avocados, diced and mashed with a fork
2 small tomatoes, diced
1/4 c. onion, grated OR 4 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
juice of one lime
1/2 teaspoon of fruit fresh (find it in the canning section)
dash of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
4 stems of cilantro, stems removed and leaves chopped (optional, but oh so good if you dare.)

Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Refrigerate for about an hour.   Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer or as a garnish with your favorite tacos or enchiladas.  

IF you have any extra, cover tightly and refrigerate.  Avocados oxidize (turn brown) quickly, and don't stay good more than 24 hours.  

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your families.  

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5 happy thoughts:

Louisa said...

What a fun tradition. I like how Christmasy it looks!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love this tradition. My family always had snacks on Christmas Eve... taco dip, cheese and crackers, mini hot dogs, etc. Strange how some traditions come about. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Chris!

Christiana said...

Yummy! I love Guacamole and only the fresh stuff will do. Thanks for the recipie. I just had an ah..ha..momement...use Fruit Fresh to keep the flavour and colour fresh.

Thanks again

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love guac and this tradition! My husband and I spent a couple of years in Texas and I can't go even a week without Mexican.
Ps I am in the "cilantro is so good" camp.

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