Every year at work we have an annual Guac Off event where everyone brings in their best homemade guacamole. We all sample them and vote on the best. I have learned through trial and error that the best guacs are the simplest ones. I’ve made a decadent guac with roasted cherries & white pepper, I’ve added bacon bits, and I’ve done roasted tomatoes. The best kind though, is one that relies on fresh, high quality ingredients that highlight the amazing natural flavor of avocado. The person who has an avocado tree in his backyard seems to have a distinct advantage in this competition with those freshly picked avocados, but I think this one will give them a run for their money!
Avocado is something to be served right away. It quickly turns brown so guac should be made last when you are making a meal. Sometimes I even prep the ingredients, but wait to put it all together until my guests have arrived. Because I strongly prefer super fresh guac, I tend to make it in smaller batches. Cut tons of onions & tomatoes ahead of times so that if you want fresh guac, you can just whip some up! This recipe can easily be doubled to feed more people!
The sky is the limit for what you can serve with your guac. Standard corn tortilla chips are always a winner. The salty taste is perfection with fresh guac. I have recently been getting really into quinoa & maca chips that I found at my local grocery store. They are blue which is fun and I always feel so wholesome eating them. Avocado & tomatoes are super good for you and when you add it while whole grains like quinoa, then you have a treat snack that doesn’t break the bank. Now, if only I could stop eating them!
Homemade California Guacamole
- 1 cup diced onions
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon red peppers
- 2 avocados
- Dice tomatoes & onions into small, bite sized pieces.
- Scoop avocado into a medium sized bowl.
- Immediately add in the red peppers & smush them together.
- Spoon in the onions & tomatoes.
- Stir carefully until just combined.
- Serve immediately!
How do you make your guac?
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