I thought I'd try something a bit different and make the same food - guacamole - 4 ways over 4 weeks. I'll use recipes inspired by Alton Brown, Emeril Lagasse, Ina Garten, and Tyler Florence. I've adjusted all the recipes for just one avocado, but you can scale up and use more if you'd like.
To me, guacamole only has a few rules. 1 - Use ripe avocados. Avocados don't ripen on the tree, but you'll know an avocado is ripe when it yields to gentle pressure. 2 - Don't puree the guacamole. A bit controversial, but I've never had a good guacamole puree. Each part is expected to mix with the others, but as in life, some boundaries should be maintained.
Today, we'll make Guacamole, Version 3.0 - the guacamole with the most garlic of the 4. Garlic's got so many alleged health properties I'm not sure I believe them all! Its properties range from antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal to decreasing the chance of heart disease, as well as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. In addition, some say it decreases the chance of stomach and colon cancer as well as regulating blood sugar levels. Now that you've learned all these benefits of garlic, why don't you give this guacamole a try?
Yield: 4 servings
|1 tablespoon||onion, diced|
|2 cloves||garlic, minced|
|1 tablespoon||cilantro, chopped|
|2 teaspoons||lime juice|
- Gather all materials.
- Cut avocados in half, removing the pit and skin, then cut into chunks.
- Combine with remaining materials and mix to desired consistency.