Many people I know either only kinda like avocados or they flat out think they are disgusting. I am here to tell you that they are SO DELICIOUS! This recipe is one I use when I make guacamole. It's sort of a mix of multiple different recipes that I have found with my own personal twists added. So without further ado, let's get to the recipe!
First I start by cutting my avocado, which I have developed a technique for. I take a sharp knife and slice the avocado on its side, from its stem to its bottom. I slide the knife all the way around the avocado. When I reach the point where it's already cut, I continue to slide the knife through a bit to connect the incisions, then gently pry and wiggle the knife against the pit in the middle to open the avocado.
After its cut in half, I take the half without the pit and I cut vertical slices all along the half, but only going so deep as to reach the skin (see picture below). I then repeat this step, taking out the pit and continuing horizontally. Then I repeat again with the other half.
When this is all done, I take a thin spoon to scoop out the avocado dices, then a long fork and mash it to create the texture. Next I transfer it to a medium-sized bowl.
After it's all transferred, the next step is probably the most important step. It uses limes to help preserve the color and freshness. I take a lime, half it, then quarter it ONLY to the peel. Then I take the half and squeeze out the juice into the avocado, and mix, continuing with the rest of the lime.
When this is all mixed and done, I then add in the spices (salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, and pepper), and the veggies (onions, peppers, and garlic), then fold it in.
Then Voila! It's done! Enjoy!
Until next time,