Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Green with Envy: Guacamole and Chips

Each year after Cinco de Mayo, as the weather warms up in NYC, I love to eat guacamole and chips.  Last night I had some friends over for dinner and we made homemade guacamole, which came out delicious!

This simple recipe can be modified to you own tastes, by adding beans, or cumin, or more jalapeños - it's all up to you.  Best part..it's naturally Gluten-free!

2 small avocados or 1 large avocado
½ red onion, diced
½ jalapeño, diced
¼ tbsp. cilantro
Kosher salt
Lime juice (from fresh lime)

Cut the avocados in half and scoop out middle into a large bowl, discarding the pit.  Mash until large chunks are gone.  Add onion, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and lime juice.  Mix all ingredients together.  If taste is a bit bland, add more salt.  Serve with chips.

* A trick to getting more juice out of your lime, microwave it for about 30 seconds before cutting it open.  You will get a ton more juice out of it that way!

**When cutting the jalapeño, you may want to use a glove or cover your hands, as the seeds may make your hands sting from the acids in the pepper.