Kate's Cuisine

May 05 2014

Guacamole

Guacamole

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This holiday isn’t actually celebrated all that much here in the North (what a cryin’ shame is that?!) but that doesn’t mean we can’t take the opportunity to enjoy our favourite Mexican foods (and maybe even take note of The Day of the Battle of Puebla – the reason for the holiday.) Guacamole has to be one of the easiest of all the Mexican foods to make, as you simply throw everything in a blender and puree it all until smooth. Alternatively, you can mash everything up by hand, but I don’t much care for chunky guacamole, and using an appliance will also save you from doing any of the chopping by hand.

As an interesting side note, if you want to keep your guacamole from turning brown in the fridge (which it will if you don’t stop it from happening,) cover it with plastic wrap but place the wrap directly onto the guacamole, just like you do with pudding. If you see any air bubbles, push them out until you don’t see them anymore. Unfortunately, guacamole is really, really susceptible to browning in the fridge and just covering it isn’t enough. Once the plastic wrap is covering the guac, pour just enough water on top to cover the surface of the wrap. The water forms a seal so that no air will reach the guacamole. Then, the next time you need something to dip pita or potato chips into, just dump out the water, remove the plastic, and this guacamole will be fresh, green, and ready to go (bear in mind though, that no matter what you do, you probably won’t get your guac to stay nice in your fridge for any longer than a couple of days.)

3 ripe avocados, pit removed and removed from outer shell $3.57
Juice of two limes $1.00
1/2 small onion, roughly chopped $0.24
1/2 small tomato, roughly chopped $0.15
A handful of cilantro, roughly chopped $0.30
Salt $0.01
Pepper $0.01

Total cost $5.28
Cost per serving $1.32

1.) Place everything into a blender or food processor and pulse just until everything is blended and the consistency is what you want. You may have to scrape down the sides a few times with a rubber spatula in between pulses to ensure everything is mixed completely.

2.) Serve and enjoy!

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