Holly Anderson's IRON FIST of Guacamole: Super Bowl Guacamole Extravaganza
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Recipe type: dip
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Serves: 6-8
 
Lots of lime make for zesty guacamole that is long on flavor without the heat.
Ingredients
  • THINGS YOU WILL NEED
  • 4 medium avocados
  • 2 smallish tomatoes
  • ½ small red onion
  • 2-3 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Kosher salt (highly optional)
  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
  • Potato masher (optional)
  • Citrus zester or fine grater
Instructions
  1. Crush garlic cloves and throw in small bowl.
  2. Zest one lime over garlic, squeeze in juice from two limes, and stir with a fork. Set aside to marinate a little.
  3. Peel and pit avocados and mash haphazardly in a larger bowl, either with a potato masher or two forks. It shouldn't take long, and you'll want to keep things very chunky; the lime and tomato juice will bond it together.
  4. Roughly chop the tomato and onion (onion smaller; do not kill your guests) and combine with avocados, only stirring as much as necessary. We want big pieces of everything.
  5. Stir in garlic-lime mixture. I will occasionally find the need to add more liquid at this point for bonding purposes; this is what the third lime is for.
  6. Strip cilantro leaves from stems and tear them with your hands if they're really big, but otherwise just throw 'em in the bowl and stir to combine.
  7. Taste at this point and tweak to your liking; I put salt in there because sometimes it really seems like it needs it, depending on the flavor of the particular fruits and veggies therein, but I usually go without.
Recipe by sarah sprague at http://sarahsprague.com/2012/01/26/holly-andersons-iron-fist-of-guacamole-super-bowl-guacamole-extravaganza/