This post goes out to my dear friend and fellow home chef, Ron Burmeister, who showed me this method for making some stunningly delicious, garden fresh homemade guacamole with nothing but a chef’s knife, a cutting board and a spoon.
I generally make one avocado’s worth of guacamole for every two people I plan to serve. Here are your proportions to scale for each avocado you use:
- 1 avocado
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp. minced red onion
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- Small pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Start by cutting the avocado in half lengthwise and removing the pit. Using the tip of your knife, carefully make a few cuts into the flesh of the avocado across and then down, and scoop it out on to your board with a tablespoon. Mince the garlic clove and then use the flat of your knife blade to mash it into a paste.
Now combine all the ingredients and begin to roughly chop up the avocado, occasionally scooping and blending everything together, until it reaches the desired consistency. I like mine somewhere between chunky and creamy, like so:
When you’re done, scoop the finished product into a serving bowl and voila!, you have some delicious, super fresh guacamole to enjoy as a dip or as an accompaniment to your favorite Mexican cuisine, in this case some chorizo tacos. We munched those bad dogs down with a big happy grin on our faces, and can’t wait to do it again. I hope you’ll enjoy this one as much as we do. Until next time: Eat well, my friends!