My sister, Rachele, spent two years in the Dominican Republic with the Peace Corp. She did lots of amazing things while she was there, and learned a few things too. Our favorite thing that she learned? How to make amazing guacamole!
There were always fresh avocados on the trees. She loved being able to go to the markets and get fresh fruit at a good price. When she came back to our land-locked state, she quickly missed the fresh, convenient foods of the D.R. The first time it got really cold and she was longing for her island abode, she made us some guacamole. My husband and I almost finished the bowl all by ourselves!
Guacamole is fairly simple to make. All you really need is a cutting board, a knife, a fork, and a bowl. Chop up everything and put it in a bowl. Pour on the lime juice and sprinkle with spices and seasoning. You should plan to adjust the salt depending on the chips you will use with the dip: salty chips = less salt in the dip (and vice versa).
My sister never really uses a recipe to make her guacamole. She always starts with “a little of this and a little of that” and tastes it often. After you’ve made it a few times, you’ll know just how much of each ingredient to add to make it perfect for your tastes.
Mash it all together with a fork, and you’re done. It is one of the most simple, delicious dips you will ever make!
My sister’s “recipe”
2 medium avocados
1 Roma tomato, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mash together with a fork. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.