Monday, May 04, 2015

¡Holy Guacamole!

I've made guacamole twice in the last month.  That's more guacamole than I've made in my entire life.  You see, I was never a fan of the avocado.  And guacamole was just icky the first time I tried it. But in the last year or so, I've been ordering while dining out and quite often getting a small side with chips from places like Chipotle.

But, I had never made it.  Until a few weeks ago.  The first recipe I tried was from the California Avocado website.  I got some great avocados for this recipe and it came out pretty good.

My second attempt was just last week with Chipotle's recipe.  I have to say, this was waaaaay easier, didn't have as many ingredients, and was exceptionally delicious.  It was creamy and the flavor of the avocado really stood out.

But the best I've had at a restaurant - and this includes the Mexican restaurant near my house in Tucson, the mecca of Mexican cuisine - was at Plaza Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Newport News, Virginia.  The woman made it right in front of us, on a cart that rolled right up to our table.  Can't get any fresher than that.  She made it with two avocados, diced tomatoes, onions, jalape├▒os, fresh cilantro, salt, and the juice of a whole lime.  It was amaaaazing.

Any of these methods of preparation are worth trying.

And if you have a recipe worthy of my time, send it!

California Avocados are now in season!!

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1 comment:

Gil said...

Funny that I don't think I've ever had it.