For the Super Bowl, I also made Guacamole (as did our Mom…I guess it’s a family trend). Sister K has a very good recipe that she has made for me before (for recipe, click here.) I was searching around for a new variation and I found this one by Alton Brown on the Food Network website.
-3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
-1 lime, juiced (I was out of limes and half a lemon worked just fine in this recipe)
-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 medium onion, diced (I prefer red onion for this recipe)
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (omit if serving for a crowd…a lot of people do not like cilantro)
1 clove garlic, minced
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.
A good trick I learned somewhere is to stick the avocado pits into the guacamole while it is sitting out. Remove them before serving. In addition to the lime/lemon juice, this prevents the guacamole from browning.