Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a recipe for guacamole that I created after discovering that I actually like guacamole after 42 years! Since then, I have been making it at least once a week without fail. I am addicted! I love my recipe because I like my guacamole with some texture, spicy, and with some cilantro and lime flavors. It doesn't take long at all and I don't measure out my ingredients, so you will just have to make yours to suit your own taste. The number of avacadoes is tricky...the sizes of them vary greatly and it also depends on how much you want to make. You can add more jalapeno to make it spicier, or leave some out to make it milder. Enjoy!
- 5 ripe avocados
- 1 large jalapeno pepper
- 1 large sweet onion
- 1 (10 ounce) can rotel (I use the Mexican style with lime and cilantro)
- garlic powder (not granulated)
- seasoning salt
- cayenne pepper
- Cut your avacadoes in half and save the pits (you'll see why at the end). I like to cut each avacado half into halves (to make quarters) which makes it easier to just peel off the skin (if they are ripe enough).
- If the avacadoes are still a little firm, I use a little manual chopper to chop the avacado into little pieces. I use that same chopper on my onion and jalapeno (first I open it up and take out the seeds). If you have really ripe ones, just use your thumb to push it out of the peeling into your bowl.
- Put all these ingredients into a bowl and add half of the can of Rotel (you can add all of the can, but NOT all the juice--it will make the guacamole too liquidy and you will not have a chunky texture) to it.
- Add the last three ingredients to taste--like I said, I do not measure any of those -- I just know from trial and error what I like.
- Use a potato masher to mash up all the ingredients to the consistency you prefer. I like mine a little chunkier, but you can use a blender to mix it up a little more smoothly. I like to use one of those drink blenders that you hold in your hand and stick right into the bowl to mix things up.
- Last of all, place a couple of the pits into the mix. They are supposed to help keep it from turning brown--not that it will have time to do that because once you taste this guacamole, you and your guests won't be able to stop until it's gone! Enjoy!