My friends and family always ask me to do the guacamole honors when it’s homemade Mexican food time. Everyone who has tried this guacamole has loved it. Come to think of it, I only know a few people who don’t like guacamole at all, and I’m not sure if I trust them. This is my base recipe for what they have lovingly (and a bit sardonically) dubbed “Bourgeois Guac” due to the optional and unusual ingredients I like to play around with as well as the complex flavor delivered by this deceptively simple recipe.
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time: 15 minutes prep
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ancho chile powder
- 1 tsp Applewood smoked sea salt
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 jalapeno, minced (optional)
- 1 tbs calamansi juice (optional)
- 1 heirloom tomato, diced
- 2 small shallot bulbs, diced (optional)
Scoop avocado flesh into bowl and smash to desired consistency (some people like it chunky). Add all of the base ingredients and any of the optional ingredients and stir to combine. Serve and devour.