Jan 25, 2011

Tangy Guacamole

Lately, I've been wrestling with finding a satisfying guacamole recipe. And at times I've felt like I was wrestling in it (because it can be messy, get it?).

Both my husband and I really like a basic, tangy guacamole. Not too complex, not too spicy. After some experiementation, I think I've got it. Enjoy.

Simple . Chic. Savory Tangy Guacamole

Four ripe avocados (taken out of skin, pit removed)
1 medium shallot, finely minced
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Salt (to taste, I added about 1/2 to 1 tsp)
Pepper (to taste)

In a large bowl, add all ingredients. Mash with a potato masher until desired consistency. (I like mine fairly smooth) . Enjoy with tortillas, on top of burgers or with a spoon (yes, it's that good!). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Jan 21, 2011

The Pioneer Woman's Restaurant-Style Salsa

Nope, this isn't my recipe, but it's the best salsa I've ever made at home. It's easy, quick and you make it in the blender.

Trust me. You'll need a second bag of tortilla chips.

Get the recipe here.