Meet my breakfast today: Guacamole.
Not just rich, creamy, spicy, decadent guacamole though. Five minute guacamole.
There’s a very good reason I needed to find a way to make guacamole in five minutes, and it wasn’t just so I could eat it faster. Usually, when I’m not eating it for breakfast, I am fixing guac & chips to enjoy before a wonderful Mexican meal complete with margaritas, enchiladas, maybe some rice & beans. I’ve got all kinds of pots going, the grill is fired up, I’m sweatin’, I’m mixin’, and the very last thing in the world I have time to do is chop a bunch of slippery avocados and a bunch of vegetables-yet I still want my guacamole! I’ve been in this situation too many times and it is unacceptable!
So, I employed some short cuts.
Gather up your cast of characters. A few avocados, a big jalapeno, a wedge of onion, a couple limes, and some cilantro.
It’s looking good already, don’t you think?
First, throw a wedge of onion, a jalapeno, and a handful of fresh cilantro into your food processor & give that a couple of pulses. We’ll call that the “flavor slurry”. Set that aside.
Pull out a big bowl and your cooling rack. You heard me right, your cooling rack-the one you use for cookies. Place the rack right on top of the bowl. Peel and pit your avocados and use the rack to “dice” them, like so:
Simply slide the avocado half across the grate and press softly. You end up with avocado that is cut perfectly.
Remember that flavor slurry that we whipped up a minute ago in the food processor? Now’s the time to add that to the avocados. Add the juice of one lime and about 3/4 tsp of sea salt. Mix with a fork, smashing the avocados a little more if you like a smoother dip. Taste for seasoning adding more lime juice or salt to your taste.
You can adjust the onion, jalapeno, and cilantro to your taste as well. If you are one of those people that likes tomato in your guac, no worries, just chop a couple up and stir them in at the end. I just don’t find that tomatoes add too much to this dip so I leave them out.
Here’s an idea-stoke up your outdoor fire pit on a balmy summer night, invite over some good friends, make a big batch of margaritas, and serve them alongside this delicious dip. You will have a very happy group of friends and a really lively party with hardly a bit of effort. Or, if you like to roll like I do, just make a batch for yourself and enjoy it while you watch the Today show tomorrow morning!
Yay for five minute guacamole!