Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Guacamole from Barefoot Contessa courtesy of the Food Network


This makes wonderfully flavorful guacamole. You will not be able to resist eating the whole thing in one sitting. The lemon juice really keeps the avocados green and beautiful. Pump up the hot pepper sauce if you like it spicy.

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 3 cups
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4 ripe Haas avocados
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
8 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced

Cut the avocados in 1/2, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. (I use my hands.) Immediately add the lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.

7 comments:

scavenger said...

COOKBOOK CATCHALL (skrockodile): You seem to prefer "healthy", attractive food. Do you have a recipe for gluttons that is as pretty as the chicken patties?

skrockodile said...

Hmmm, sorry, I am a healthy kind of gal -- but try these -- they're as delicious as healthy.

looksy said...

Delicious and healthy indeed. Wonderful blog, thanks for the great recipes!!

scavenger said...

skrockodile:
I will try those pretty little cupcakes for the next birthday.

Try this accompaniment to fish. It's tart and bright; especially good with fresh salmon, trout, bluefish, swordfish - any fatty fish. I've been using it for years and don't remember where it originated.

Sour Cream-Dill Sauce

1 c. absolutely fresh sour cream
juice from 1/2 lemon
6 grinds of fresh pepper
3 tbl. fresh dill (scissors-snip to avoid stems completely)
1 tsp. (heaping) of prepared white horseradish. If you want to use fresh, grate about 2 tbl.

The measurements are "more or less" of what you like.

Wisk together, keep chilled, serve on the side.

Larry B said...

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LSCHIFMAN said...

Beautiful photography! Congrats on your new place & "hi" to R. Can't wait until your next recipe.

wendypet said...

Love the website...it's beautiful and gives me the inspiration to try something new!

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