Simple and Delicious Guacamole

Simple and delicious guacamole.
Simple and delicious guacamole.

Let’s face it, everyone brings potato salad to a picnic. There’s nothing wrong with this, as it’s a classic summer staple and a mainstay at almost any outdoor function that revolves around food, but it is a little boring. This summer, spice things up a little bit by bringing something more interesting to the party. Guacamole is definitely a favorite for many people and, best of all, it’s actually pretty simple to make. In addition to requiring very little preparation time, the wonderful side can also be altered in countless ways to create a signature dish that people are sure to remember you for. Whether you’re just starting out taking culinary school online or are already a seasoned veteran of the kitchen, take a look at this basic recipe for delicious guacamole. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients
2 ripe avocados
1 pinch of kosher salt
1/2 of a white onion
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
1 serrano chile
1 lime

Instructions

  1.  You can begin by slicing and peeling the two ripe avocados. Once you have removed the skin, slice the avocados down the middle, remove their pits and then dice them.
  2.  Chop the 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves into small, even pieces and set them aside for later.
  3.  Juice the lime and pour the juice into a small cup or container that you can come back to later.
  4.  Chop the 1/2 white onion into small, even pieces.
  5.  Cut the top of the serrano chile and remove the veins from the side of it. Dice the remaining pepper into small pieces.
  6.  Pour the diced avocado pieces into a medium sized mixing bowl and mash them with a fork until the desired consistency is achieved.
  7.  At this point, the chile, onion, cilantro, salt and lime can all be added into the mix. Mix these ingredients together until you have developed a homogenous substance.
  8.  Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables and enjoy!

Other notes
This recipe should make between five and six servings, making it perfect for one family. If you’re anticipating serving more individuals, simply multiply every ingredient in the recipe by two or three to achieve twice or three times as much the final yield. Guacamole will keep for some time if refrigerated, but it is best served as fresh as possible. With this in mind, you’ll want to abstain from making it until as close to the time that you will be serving it as possible. If you’re looking for a slightly spicier dish, you can add cayenne pepper, hot sauce or any other number of hot seasonings into the mix to taste. Similarly, this recipe will accommodate a fair amount of add-ins in you want to make the guacamole a signature dish.

This recipe was taken from www.foodnetwork.com

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