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Old 09-19-2015, 09:58 PM   #41
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I tried some homemade avocado ice cream. Other people liked it enthusiastically. I found it barely edible.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:07 AM   #42
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I tried some homemade avocado ice cream. Other people liked it enthusiastically. I found it barely edible.
+1 ^ The combo of avocado and sugar is not for me.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:01 AM   #43
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Hello.

I just joined the community, seems to be a nice place. I use avocados to make guacamole.
I have yet to try avocado smoothie, which I have heard is really good. I agree it is terrible on its own so it's better to mix it up with other ingredients.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:34 PM   #44
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Hello.

I just joined the community, seems to be a nice place. I use avocados to make guacamole.
Just curious, what do you mix with it to make your guacamole?
Mayo? I'm referring to my reply post that mentioned using Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise.
Maybe neither?
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:57 PM   #45
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I use neither...just mashed avocado with lime juice, chopped onions, a little cilantro, and sometimes some chopped tomatoes. If nothing else, at least a little citrus juice (either lime or lemon juice) is necessary to keep the avocado from turning brown, which happens fast without it.


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Old 09-21-2015, 12:33 AM   #46
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File pic of my doctored up guacamole, with pico de gallo and fried corn tortillas. Delicious dinner on a hot summer evening.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:03 AM   #47
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File pic of my doctored up guacamole, with pico de gallo and fried corn tortillas. Delicious dinner on a hot summer evening.
That's just beautiful Cheryl, and I agree with your proper way to make Guacamole, although I add garlic powder and chopped fresh jalapeno. I also prefer the avocado chunked rather than mashed, but that's just me. Mayo/MW would never be used.
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The cheat way to make guacamole is to add a tomato based salsa to the mashed/chunked avocado.
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The cheat way to make guacamole is to add a tomato based salsa to the mashed/chunked avocado.
Yes...very cheat.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:18 AM   #50
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I use neither...just mashed avocado with lime juice, chopped onions, a little cilantro, and sometimes some chopped tomatoes. If nothing else, at least a little citrus juice (either lime or lemon juice) is necessary to keep the avocado from turning brown, which happens fast without it.


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As stated in an earlier post, I lived in San Diego for 10 years, before the chain taco places took over. There wer lots of Mom & Pop Mexican restaurants back then, and the food was some of the best ever. The guacamole I learned to make was like yours, smashed, ripe avocados, lemon juice, a little finely chopped tomato, some freshly minced cilantro, and a touch of either Tabasco Sauce, or minced jalapenos. I had several Hispanic friends, and one Hispanic girl freind (before I met DW), and they all made their guacamole the same way. Only, they made lots of it. One of my friends added beer to his version. I didn't care for it much as I don't like the flavor of beer. But no one ever added Miracle Whip, or mayo. It just wasn't authentic and would dilute the flavor of the avocado.

I've been known to take a good avocado to work, cut it in half, and just slice it up alongside freshly sliced tomato, a little S&P and call it lunch. And to think, the first time I tried it, I detested both the flavor and texture. It sure grew on me fast though. Thank you San Diego, and all of my friends down there.

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