There seems to be a mystique about making guacamole. People are always asking me how I make it. There are contests called “Guac Offs” to choose the best recipe. Honestly, we don’t usually have time to think about it. Living on an avocado ranch comes with some responsibilities, and one is to be able to serve a batch of guacamole at a moment’s notice. Either we have visitors who have never mashed an avocado, or the family has just come in for a snack and are famished. Sometimes I’m the one who needs a quick lunch. There will be no washing and chopping of vegetables in these situations! Just use salsa and seasoning with mashed avocado.
Be sure you start with a perfectly ripe avocado. Avocados soften after they are picked from the tree…if your avocados are still hard, they need more time to soften.
If you want to make your guacamole taste really professional….like it came from a restaurant…add fresh cilantro!
There are lots of ways to enjoy guacamole. We have added crab meat, or used just grated onion instead of salsa. Some love to add garlic and some don’t. If you want some kick, you’ll need hot sauce. There is no mystery to good guacamole….the simple secret is to use perfectly ripened avocados. The easiest way to do this is to participate in the ripening process. Buy them when they’re fresh and hard, then eat them when they are just beginning to “give” as you gently hold and press with your thumb. The freshest avocados come direct from our family farm, picked to order and delivered to your door. With a monthly subscription you can have some ripening in the kitchen every day, just as if you had your own avocado farm!
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