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Tomatillo Guacamole-Make it for the big game!

January 30, 2009

guacamoleLooking at guacamole makes me happy. It’s the bright green color and the full delicious flavor of the well spiced condiment that does it for me! I don’t care for the store bought ones in the plastic containers, they taste quite bland to me. It is so easy to make at home and you can customize to your taste buds. I like to make it with tomatillos- they look like green tomatoes with husks on. Tomatillos have a nice tart flavor which compliments the avocados really well. You can substitute red tomatoes for the tomatillos if you prefer. A few other ways to change the flavor is to add ground cumin or ancho chili powder or even chipotle in adobo sauce. They all individually give the guacamole a real smoky flavor.
Since it is the big game weekend and everyone is looking to eat yummy snacks, I suggest you make this guacamole and enjoy it with tortilla chips and a delicious Mexican beer!

  • 4 ripe Has Avacados- cut into small chunks
  • 3 medium tomatillos- taken out of the husk and chopped
  • 1 small red onion- finely minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper- finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves- finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 limes juiced
  • ½ cup cilantro- chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix all the ingredients well. Store the guacamole in an airtight container to avoid oxidation.  Serve as a side dish or with tortilla chips.

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