Guacamole

We had Olympic fever tonight, so instead of a big dinner, the chef made snacks. While munching on naan bread, hummus and guacamole, we watched the opening ceremonies, and had a very enjoyable evening.

Here’s the old family favourite recipe for guacamole, adapted from New York Times Cookbook, by Craig Claiborne. I usually make this in a small wooden salad bowl.

Guacamole

  • Salt
  • 1 clove garlic, cut
  • 1 large ripe avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced, flesh only
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  1. Sprinkle a bowl with a little salt and rub with the garlic.
  2. Mash the avocado in the bowl and season with 1/4 tsp salt, the chili powder and lemon juice.
  3. Stir in the onion powder and diced tomato. Mix well.
  4. Cover with a thin layer of mayonnaise, to keep guacamole from darkening.
  5. Refrigerate, and just before serving, stir well.
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