Note from The Girl in The Apron:
I never used to be a guacamole fan seeing that I could never eat raw tomatoes. A few of my friends were not fans either since they couldn't eat raw onions. Seeing that avocados are so good for you, I felt like we were missing out on a healthy snack alternative. So one Pina Colada Girls Night, I decided to lose the tomato and the onion but not lose in the flavor department. TAH DAH! Holy Guacamole was born. Packed full of spices and fresh cilantro this guacamole has become a staple in my house and frequently requested among my friends, even the tomato/onion loving ones:) Delicioso!
Yields 4-5 Cups
6 fresh avocados, skin removed, pitted and diced
Juice of 1 Lime
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Garnish with Paprika, Spring of Cilantro and a Slice of Lime
Slice the avocado open vertically. Using a towel to cover your hand, remove the pit. Using just the tip of the knife, slice into the avocado flesh, making sure to not pierce the skin. Follow the natural curve of the avocado using the tip of the knife. Repeat until you have cut through the entire avocado vertical and horizontal, to make cubes.
Gently work a spoon between the flesh and the skin of the avocado. Following the curve of the avocado with the side of the spoon.
Place your cubed avocado into a large bowl. Add the lime juice, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. With a fork, mash together the avocado and the spices to desired consistency.
Add the fresh cilantro and mix well. Garish with a lime slice, paprika for color and sprig of cilantro. Serve with a side of your favorite chips.