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Old 10-14-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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ISO: Guacamole dip

I am looking for a TNT recipe. I have tried to make this only one other time and I used a packaged seasoning and it was NASTY!! Too much salt!!

Anyone that likes avocados have a recipes?
Maybe.....Jkath......Happyavocado....

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Old 10-14-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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I'm sure Happy Avocado will be along to help you out. In the mean time, I am no expert on guacomole but this is what I do:

1 fresh avocado ( should be soft to the touch), moosh it up with a fork, leaving some chunks
scallions, as much as you like sliced thin
chili powder, as much as you like
mayo, dont use too much or it will lose the avocado flavor...thats about it! I eat it with nacho chips, or put it on a nacho platter with chips, salsa, guacamole, cheese. Yumbo!
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Old 10-14-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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Thanks Amber!!
Also, how do you make them soften> I only picked ones that I could easily push in the stem, that's what my sister told me to do. I would call her, but, she's always too busy.
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Old 10-14-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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Thanks Amber!!
Also, how do you make them soften> I only picked ones that I could easily push in the stem, that's what my sister told me to do. I would call her, but, she's always too busy.
When you buy the avocado, it should be "ripe", soft to the touch. If you need to ripen it yourself, stick it in a brown paper bag for a day or two and that should ripen (soften) it.

If you stick your thumb into the skin it should leave an indentation. Actually "press" your thumb into it, dont stick your thumb in it
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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If I stick my thumb in it, I'll just lick it clean, LOL
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:17 PM   #6
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If the avocados are that soft, they must be ready to use. I don't put much in my guacamole. I mash mine leaving it chunky, a clove of garlic per avocado, lime juice to make it the consistency I want and salt to taste. A bit of salsa or tomato may be added it you like it that way, but I prefer mine without. Easy but delicious.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:19 PM   #7
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Thanks licia! I don't like tomatoes myself, but dh and the boys do. I'll just make my own without. The avocados weren't mushy, I was just able to push the stem in.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:28 PM   #8
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Here's the way I make it:

Mush a couple avacados
Add a couple tablespoons finely chopped onion
A glove or two of crushed garlic
A diced tomatoe if there are fresh ones available
Squeeze the juice of a lime over the top
Salt to taste (important not to leave this out!)

Stir / smash until it's the consistancy you like

mmm Now I'm craving some!


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Old 10-14-2005, 06:29 PM   #9
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oooh, another avocado thread!yeah!

i made guac for my lunch today. i mashed up some avocados, added a little bit of finely chopped red onion, fresh lime juice and salt and fresh cracked pepper. IMO avocados are so good that they dont need a whole lot of spicing up. sometimes if i am feeling fancy i add a pinch of garlic powder, or some fresh, chopped garlic, or a small amount of chopped tomato (like one tomato to four or five avocados) or a tiny amount of chopped jalepeno. be aware that some people think that adding things like tomatos to guac is blasphemy. i just think its yummy. i have also added a dollop of sour cream to guac... not my preference, but some people love a little extra creamy-ness in their avocado dips.

my friend and i have an ongoing debate about whether lemons or limes are better in quacamole. i think that lemons are too strong and acidic and that limes add just the right amount of tartness. plus, i believe that lime is more traditional.... she says that i am crazy and that the lemony flavor is what makes it good. lol, well, whatever your preference... add some citrus.

oops, not really a recipe, is it... more like avocado advice. i dont know how much of any ingredient i put in... i just taste it as i go and make sure its good!
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:33 PM   #10
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My vote is lime - unless you are out of them and can't wait - them lemon.
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