Monday, August 4, 2008

Holy Guacamole

Guacamole is easy to make and even easier to eat.

There are a million different ways to make this classic green dish. There are those who like it subtle, using it as more of a condiment, and others prefer it to kick ass like a solo zapatista. Some like to jazz up the flavor by adding exotic ingredients like mango and papaya, while others' priority is to protect the integrity of the avocado, a subtle flavor easily muddied. Whatever style you prefer, one absolute must ingredient which is usually the determining factor of good vs. evil in my guacamole guide is LIME!

Whenever I try a guacamole I don't like, it is usually because it lacks the lime. The Guacamole at Chipotle is a prime example. They make you pay something like $1 extra for a small side, and when you taste it, it basically tastes like nothing. Plain avocado tastes better. I don't know what they do to it, but it just stinks. However, if they were to amp up the lime, they could really boost themselves in my book (which is the last word in the matter, of course).

In my last post, I detailed how to peel an avocado. Click here for my Guacamole Recipe. Of course, I always make it a little differently, but I use this recipe for my basic structure.

If that isn't enough, and you need more fun, try this...

Ahh! Grinch sandwich.

Check out for some more crazy guacamole ideas!


Ira said...

This post is great. You have awesome opinions about Chipotle.

Back Garage said...

I think EVERYONE needs a guacamole serving hat...