Friday, January 10, 2014

Guacamole +

Okey dokey. Last year my wonderful hubby bought me a Vitamix. Mostly I use it for smoothies & frozen drinks (frappacinos, icees...) when it is hot, & periodically, soup. But the thing I am most proud of is my guacamole, even if it's not the thing I make the most. pretty much what I did was take basic guacamole & add a BUNCH of spinach to it. But man-o-man what a difference that makes. It really doesn't affect the taste much. At least not that we can tell. adds maybe a bit of a vegetal taste, but as we have spinach daily in our smoothies, really don't notice. Now, I use my Vitamix, which if you've ever seen a demo, you know is a kick-butt mixer, but if you don't have one, perhaps a regular blender would do. or a food processor. I cook very much by ear & add a bit of this a pinch of that & whatever I have on hand, but will attempt to do my best to describe what all goes in, it is up to you & your tastes as to how you stick to it.

Heather's Guacamole +
Avocado
Spinach
Cilantro
Jalapeño
Garlic
Lime
Salt 
Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Cumin
Onion
Tomato

Prep your ingredients. Peel, chop, dice, wash… 
the ingredients
Add all except the tomato & 1/2 - 2/3 of the onion (1/3 - 1/2 goes into the blender.)

the equipment
fill 'er up
pretty ingredients
Now blend the heck out of it. Keep pushing it down.

tamp it down
tamp! tamp! tamp!

Once it is well blended, give it a taste. Does it need more seasoning? More lime? In this batch I had gotten carried away with the lime, so added another avocado & more seasoning to balance it all out. 

what does it need??
more avocado!

Now mix in those beautiful diced onions & chopped tomatoes.

Now to share… 
Unsure…Teenager Approved!…Back for more :)
Skeptical… Tasting… Hubby Approved!!!
(the boys would not participate in the pictures, but they sure did enjoy the eating.) 
Finito! - Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  
Day 6
(forgot about it for a few days.)

At 6 days it still looks good, & tastes ok. I think probably 5 days is most. At 6 there was nothing wrong, still edible, but the lime has gotten a bit to strong by now, but day 3 tastes just as good as day 1. 
So go on, give it a try. Add spinach to your guac, you won't regret it. 
Bon Appétit!!




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