The Super Bowl is right around the corner, which means it’s time to prepare for some serious game-time snacking. This being Texas, a munchie table isn’t complete without a heaping bowl of guacamole. Are y’all ready to learn how to prepare Arcie Cola’s rockin’ Austin-style guacamole? Good.
Sure, you can buy it prepackaged at the store, but it’s incredibly easy to whip up and it always tastes better when you make it yourself. The Green Goop of Happiness has a lot going for it — vegan, gluten-free, raw, packed with vitamins and healthy fats — which means the only way you can fumble is to eat too much. My recipe is a tried and true winner, guaranteed to score a touchdown with your taste buds!
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Here’s what you’ll need…
4 large or 6 regular size ripe avocados
Juice from 2 regular size limes
¼ cup red onion
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno or serrano pepper
Salt to taste
Finely chop the onion, garlic, and pepper (wear gloves if you’re sensitive). Halve the avocados, discard the seeds, and scoop out the flesh. Mash the avocados, lime juice, onion, garlic, pepper, and salt together in a large bowl. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
The secret to excellent guacamole is in the chopping and mashing. The finer you chop and the more you mash, the better the flavors will meld. It’s also a good idea to add the ingredients one at a time, tasting and tweaking the proportions as you go, just in case you got a really spicy pepper or a weak onion. The lime juice should keep the guacamole from turning brown. If you make this ahead of your party, directly covering the surface of the dip with plastic wrap will also help keep it from oxidizing.
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