Really freaking Good Guac
When we considered what appetizer recipes to share with all of you for the Big Game, I knew immediately that I had to share my oldest brother's take on traditional Guac.
Without fail, every single time I host a house party and he brings this as an appetizer, no one cares or discusses any of the dishes I've thoughtfully prepared. Instead I hear on repeat "oh my gosh! this guac!... this is sooo good, what did you do differently?... Jeff, have you tried this guac yet?! It's so good!"
He doesn't introduce anything difficult and the ingredients are items you probably already have around your house, but might not have considered mixing into your guacamole before dipping. When you read how easy this recipe is, you'll ditch the dry packet ingredients and give this recipe a go! You (and your guests) won't regret your decision.
Follow these Simple Instructions and You'll have Delicious Guac in No-Time!
1. Before getting started, be sure your avocados are ripe! If they aren't ripe, your ingredients won't mix well and the guac will not have the flavor you desire. We recommend purchasing avocados at least 3-4 days in advance of actually wanting to use them. (Pro tip: If they ripen before you had planned to use them, place them in your refrigerator and it will slow down the ripening process.) Halve and deseed your avocados. Scoop out the good stuff into a mixing bowl.
2. In your mixing bowl combine avocados with garlic, lime juice, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, splash of olive oil, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly but be cautious not turn your guac into mush - chunks of avocado are perfectly fine!
3. Add salt & pepper to taste.
4. Now this last step is actually very important - refrigerate for 15-30 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavor to fully present itself and the guac will taste wonderful when served slightly chilled. (Pro tip: If you need to make this guacamole further in advance than 30 minutes, place the avocado seed on top of the guac mixture, cover and seal, place in the refrigerator. This will keep the green guac from browning. We do not recommend preparing this guac more than a few hours in advance.)
Pair with your favorite dipping device (AKA chips) sip your wine and watch your guests enjoy this refreshing green treat!