Tuesday, January 12, 2010


i'm just horrible when it comes to introductions. instead i offer a handy and easy recipe i devised. i've tried different variations, but this is what i keep coming back to. i don't mean to brag but my guacamole is pretty boss. it's only a few ingredients, but i think keeping it simple is what makes it so tasty.

1 avocado
1/2 lime
2 tablespoons red onion, minced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper

so let's do some quick chop chop. keep the onion and cilantro small, it'll blend and you'll have even flavor throughout.
however i like keeping the avocado in big chunks. salt and pepper to taste and you'll end up with something like this:

the lime juice is key! it keeps the avocado from turning brown once it's cut and adds tons of flavor. juice from half a lime isn't a very specific measurement, but you'll be able to adjust to taste.
and yes i realize it's not the prettiest thing, but it'll taste better than anything you'll find in a jar.

last step: be shifty and eat it all!

but now you're saying 'manda! what the hell? now i have 1/2 a lime and all kinds of fresh cilantro!' - well my friend you're going to squeeze that lime juice over some chicken, add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin and toss in the cilantro. marinate for 15 minutes and you've got some spicy chicken for nachos or a salad.


  1. I noticed there was a serious lack of tomato (which I'm ok with. Boo tomatos!) and garlic (yay garlic!). Kev has a pretty tasty guac recipe too. Maybe you guys need to go heads up. Two guacs enter. One guac leaves!

  2. i had a guacamole deathmatch this summer at my house and mine came out on top. you don't need the garlic or tomato. seriously skip on over ot the dark side and try it manda's way.

  3. Sounds yummy, though I gotta go for tossing in a little fresh off the vine tomato. I'll save this one for summer to try, but I'll defintely try it!