Friday, May 4, 2007


It's difficult to write down a guacamole recipe. It's similar to making tortillas, you don't really follow a recipe, you just learn to do it. Our family recipe is chunky and includes Cotija cheese which gives it an extra special taste. All ingredients should be included but are adjustable according to how salty or spicy you want it.
4 ripe Avocados, peeled & seeded
1 ripe, medium Roma Tomato, seeded & diced
½ Cup Sweet White or Green Onion, finely chopped
2 Jalapeno Chilies, seeded & minced
¼ cup Cilantro leaves, chopped
4 Tbsp fresh Lime Juice
¼ cup Cotija Cheese, crumbled
Salt & Pepper to taste

Cut avocado in large chunks and mash coarsely in large bowl with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and blend gently—leaving it chunky. Taste and adjust with more jalapenos, salt and pepper if desired.

Recipe Tip: To ripen an avocado, place the fruit in a plain brown paper bag and store at room temperature until soft to touch (usually two to five days.) Speed up the process by including an apple or banana in the same bag