Okay, so I am an avocado fan, just like most people I know, but I did not realize how badly we here in Canada are missing out until I tried an avocado from Mexico. Seriously!! They are HUGE and so soft, ripe, and just the perfect texture. When I go to the grocery store here, I usually find two types of avocados: 1) So hard that I have to leave it on my counter in a bag for almost an entire week before it softens, or 2) So soft that by the time I get home and cut it open it is already brown inside.
There doesn't seem to be a happy medium when it comes to avocados being imported to Canada. So naturally, I didn't have too high of an expectation when I went to Mexico. The first day I was there, we went out to eat at a local restaurant on the beach called Karlas and we ordered some guacamole. Let me tell you, I almost dropped dead because of how delicious the guacamole was. If you don't believe me, I went back almost every single day I was there to eat their guacamole (now whether it is a good idea to eat that much avocado is another story), but it was honestly the best I have ever had. So I asked the chef how he made it so that I could share the recipe with all of you!
So here is the recipe! I made this one while I was in mexico so the texture was creamy and delicious, but since then I have made it in Canada where the avocados are not quite as fresh. The secret, I believe, in making the avocado creamy is to blend it before adding any of your other ingredients in. That is the only way I have found to get the texture as close to the real deal here in the great white north.
- 4-5 Ripe avocados
- 1 Tbsp - Fresh Lime juice
- 1/4 Tsp - Seal Salt
- 1/8 Tsp - Black Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 Tsp Chicken bouillon
- 1/4 Tsp Cumin
- 1/2 Red onion (diced)
- 1/2 Tomato (diced)
- 1/4 cup Cilantro (chopped finely)
Step 1 - Cut the avocado's in half, remove pit and scoop out the flesh into a blender. Add a tbsp of fresh lime juice and blend until smooth.
Step 2- Remove from blender carefully using a spatula. Pour avocado and lime mixture into a mixing bowl.
Step 3 - Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, chicken bullion and cumin. Mix together well.
Step 4 - Fold in the chopped red onions, tomatoes and cilantro.
Step 5 - Enjoy with your favorite chip or cracker. Mine are Mary's Organic Crackers which you can find at Costco.
And there you have it!
Comment below with your favorite ways to use avocados! <3
X.O. - Viktoria Jones C.H.N.
Pictures by the amazing Emily Kathryn Jones @simplyemilyphoto