Chunky Game Day Guac

8 Sep

I have the amazing ability to pick out THE WORST avocados ever.  I am always second guessing myself at the store.  I stand there picking up dozens of avocados and looking for color and firmness.  In reality, I have no idea what I am supposed to look for.  Are they supposed to be bright green? Slightly brown? Firm to the touch? Soft?  Do they smell like anything? Whenever I want to make a taco salad, my avocados are complete mush.  Whenever I want to make guacamole, my avocados are hard as apples.  I can never win…until now!

I decided at the last minute today to make guacamole to enjoy during the Steelers game.  I had all of the ingredients for it except for the dreaded avocados.  So I quickly ran out to the store and just picked up the first two avocados I saw.  No special selection process, just grab and go.  I came back home to find that they were PERFECT.  I was elated so I felt that this Chunky Game Day Guacamole deserved a blog post to celebrate this momentous occasion.

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2 servings

2 avocados,cubed
6 grape tomatos, cut into quarters
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3 jalapeno or serrano peppers, finely chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt

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Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. That’s it! No need to pull out that mortar and pestle. This is the lazy man’s guac.

Serve with chips and beer.

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2 Responses to “Chunky Game Day Guac”

  1. Brian September 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Just a tip if you get avocados and need them to soften and ripen quickly put them in a brown bag with a banana. Apparently the ripening chemical in bananas will also help to ripen other fruits and veggies faster.

    Now can you deliver some guacamole to the north hills for the game???

    • chewmeblog September 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

      Hmmm interesting! Thanks for the tip! Sorry, the guacamole is already half gone 🙂

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