September flew by, (thanks to a pretty lengthy trip to Europe that I promise to write about soon!), and the cool air, shorter days and falling leaves means that fall is officially upon us. And while I have every intention of writing about my favorite fall flavors here soon – cinnamon, apples, nutmeg, pumpkin, butternut squash, oh my – I thought it was necessary to share one of my other fall favorite recipes: Guacamole.
Okay, it might not seem like Guacamole is considered a classic fall recipe, but if you or your significant other is anything like my boyfriend, then fall means you’re probably glued to the TV on Sundays watching football and cheering on either your favorite team or your favorite fantasy player. I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of football, but I am a huge fan of the culinary treats that are a part of most “Sunday Funday” traditions. And my absolute favorite football snack is chips and guac, one of the easiest recipes there is, and one of the most rewarding. Don’t expect leftovers with this recipe, but do expect it to be the hit of your next party.
Traditional Homemade Guacamole
Adapted from my mom, Dee Dee
- 3 ripe, Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1/2 Jalapeno or Serrano pepper, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Scoop the flesh of the avocados into a medium bowl. Add the lime juice and salt and mash the avocados with a fork until creamy with chunks remaining throughout. Fold in the onion, tomatoes, pepper and cilantro. Add more lime juice and salt to taste. Serve with corn tortilla chips.