Guacamole is one of my favorite dishes.  Simple and easy to make, healthy, balanced, satisfying and delicious.  I can be lazy and buy from Trader Joe’s or another store’s pre-made or, as on a snowy day like today, I can make a nice batch with my 13 year-old daughter who is coming around to sharing my affection for this dish.

The recipe I use, pretty much literally, comes from The Natural Gourmet, Annemarie Colbin’s classic cookbook.  It’s called Spicy Guacamole, and here it is:

Makes about 1 cup.

2 large ripe Haas avocados

1 ½ to 2 T fresh lime juice

1 ½ medium tomatoes

3 tomatillos

½ medium onion

¼ to ½ chili pepper, to taste, depending on spiciness

1 ½ T fresh coriander leaves

¼ to ½ tsp sea salt

1. Using a fork, mash the avocados with the lime juice. 2. Finely chop the tomatoes, discarding the seeds and juices. Mince the tomatillos, onion, chili pepper, and coriander by hand, reserving about 1 tsp of the chopped coriander for garnish. Blend into the avocados. 3. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Garnish with the remaining coriander and serve.

And that’s it.  Tomatillos can be hard to find, but they give the guac more texture without affecting flavor much.  Coriander powder is an option vs cilantro.  Yum and enjoy!


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