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Old 07-29-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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I have tooled around this this recipe and it is finally perfect and I wanted to share it with anyone who likes Guacamole.

3 avocados
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup diced tomatos
2 jalapenos (seeded for mild, unseeded for hot)
1/4 of an onion (red)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/4 teaspoons sugar

Enjoy!
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Thanks for sharing your recipe.

I'm four-square against mayo/sour cream in guacamole, however. It really covers the naturally beautiful flavor of the avocado.

I've always lived in the Southwest so perhaps avocados in other parts of the country don't have a naturally beautiful flavor to cover up!

My guacamole is avocado, garlic, salt, serrano/jalapeno, minced green onion, and just a squeeze of lime juice. Sometimes I add chopped tomato.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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I'll have to consider adding some garlic, that sounds good. As for the sour cream, it helps (for me anyway) to make it a more dippable (is this a word?) substance.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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I saw a recipe that called for sundried tomatoes, that might be good.

I like mine best with just avacado, maybe a little onion or onion power, sometime just a little mayo if used for a dip.

I usually don't like it with cilantro, garlic, salsa, peppers or tomatoes.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Walter, try it! I always liked my homemade guacamole but when I "discovered" garlic, it took it up a huge notch.

I'd be happy with just avocado, garlic, and salt. Fresh garlic is great but even powdered will work!
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:06 PM
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Location: South Bay Native
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Secret ingredient - dried oregano. To me, I'm a purist - I'd never add mayo, sour cream, or sugar to guacamole. It's ripe avocados, crushed garlic, salt, lime (or lemon) juice, dash of oregano, and if I've got them, I'll stir in chopped onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, and/or onions.

Now if someone knew where I could but one of those nifty avocado scoopers like Rick Bayless uses on his cooking show, I would be much obliged! I already got the nifty lemon squeezer he uses - it's rad!
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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Hi WalterK

I love all things avocado, so I enjoy trying it different ways, but if I'm making it, I wouldn't put sugar or sour cream in it. Not that the sour cream wouldn't taste good, it's just that there is already a lot of fat in the avocados. I add finely diced and mashed garlic and a lot more tomato. I use diced stewed tomatoes when I don't have fresh ones and a few sprinkles of kosher salt. Love the jalapenos and red onion too.

I lived south of Miami for several years and had 4 different types of avocados in my yard. I know most people like the small black hass variety, but I grew very fond of the huge green SE types. Most people don't know there are dozens of different varieties
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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Thanks for sharing your recipe.

I'm four-square against mayo/sour cream in guacamole, however. It really covers the naturally beautiful flavor of the avocado.

My guacamole is avocado, garlic, salt, serrano/jalapeno, minced green onion, and just a squeeze of lime juice. Sometimes I add chopped tomato.
Debsi, that's how I make mine too, except I don't add jalapenos....I use cilantro.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Originally Posted by WalterK View Post
I have tooled around this this recipe and it is finally perfect and I wanted to share it with anyone who likes Guacamole.

3 avocados
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup diced tomatos
2 jalapenos (seeded for mild, unseeded for hot)
1/4 of an onion (red)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/4 teaspoons sugar

Enjoy!
I've been looking for a good Guacamole recipe for a while, I'll will try this
one. Thanks. I have a mini food processor I can make it in.

Last edited by virgode; 07-29-2009 at 04:48 PM.. Reason: added info
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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I've been looking for a good Guacamole recipe for a while, I'll will try this
one. Thanks. I have a mini food processor I can make it in.
A food processor makes the guacamole too smooth. You get better texture if you just mash the avocado with a fork, and just stir in the other ingredients. IMHO guacamole should be rustic and kinda chunky.

And definitely forgo the sour cream.
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