There are certain recipes I always make when I have ingredients that are on their way out. I turn overripe, brown bananas into banana bread, days-old watermelon or honeydew into smoothies, dozens of near-expiry eggs into frittatas, cherry tomatoes into fresh pasta sauce, and mushy avocados into guacamole! This party perfect guacamole recipe is sure to be a hit at your next football party or margarita night with the ladies.
Party Perfect Guacamole
Yield: 2 cups
Time: 15 minutes total
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ of a red onion, minced
12 cherry tomatoes, minced
1 tbsp. fresh jalapeño, minced (optional)
1 large handful fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
¼ tsp. salt
1. Mash the avocados in a medium-sized mixing bowl. To get a quick and uniform mash, I like to use a muddler (yes…the same tool you use to muddle together limes and fresh mint to make delicious mojitos!). It’s much quicker than mashing the avocados with a fork!
2. Stir in the lime juice, garlic, and salt. Fold in the red onion, tomatoes, jalapeño and cilantro. Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
3. Serve with tortilla chips. And margaritas, Coronas, and mojitos if you’re in that kinda mood! Enjoy!