This time of year when the plants and animals are having their hiatus, I find myself yearning for fresh and refreshing tastes and aromas in cooking and food (this aids with Cabin Fever, too – by the way). One of my favorite, most refreshing herbs is…cilantro! Ahhh, yes – cilantro! And did you know that Cilantro is a variation of Coriander? Mix in with the cilantro – avocadoes, and a dash or two of hot pepper sauce and now we’re talkin’!
This guacamole recipe is knock your socks off – delicious! It is zesty, filled with flavor, and has fresh garlic and hot sauce for that extra kick! Whew ( You may need to encourage others living in the same household to enjoy this too, so they won’t be knocked away by your rad fresh breath)! This guac is great year round, but I really enjoy it in the winter months when I can get those invigorating taste buds movin’ again! Enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips.
I have tried many a guacamole recipes, and this one still stands as the most flavorful favorite. My cousin’s wife, Sarah introduced this to us years ago as we were enjoying a leisurely summery afternoon on our vacation by the lake. Sarah and Dave made heaping amounts of this nostalgic guac and I thought it was the best thing ever – and I still do.
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- ½ of a medium red onion, finely chopped
- 2 T. coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 T. fresh lime juice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- ½ t. coarse salt
- ¼ t. ground cumin
- ⅛ t. hot pepper sauce
- 2 large Hass avocadoes
- Combine tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt, cumin, and pepper sauce in a medium bowl.
- With a fork or potato masher, coarsely mash avocadoes in a large bowl.
- Stir in tomato mixture.
- Directly cover surface of guacamole and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
- Serve with your favorite tortilla chips