Oh to be back in Mexico….. fresh food, margarita’s, sunshine and relaxing siesta’s. We were lucky enough to go away last winter and the winter before to Mexico, but sadly the only palm tree we saw this year was on t.v. My hubby and I couldn’t get the time off work so we were left basking under the artificial light of a lamp while relaxing on the couch. Not nearly as romantic or tropical.
Since it feels like such a long time since last summer and still a long way until this summer, I decided to take my taste buds on a vacation instead. I started thinking about our honeymoon in Mexico last year where I had the best guacamole in my life! We rented a scooter on the island of Cozumel and after wobbling around on our midget motorbike all day we were parched and famished. We saw this tiny hut in the distance so we decided to check it out. Little did we know that my parents (who were still vacation south from us in Mexico) decided to take the same island trip that day. So as I was ordering my drink and guacamole I looked over and there was my momma! It was such a fun memory and you couldn’t beat the view….
After reminescing about this trip, I was really craving some Mexican food so I decided on guacamole and tortilla chips. This was a super simple recipe to make and I loved it. As for the ingredients…. simple guacamole can be made of just avocados and salt so don’t fret too much if you don’t have a few of the ingredients. But in my opinion… the more the merrier. You could even add fresh chopped tomatoes at the end if you like. Hope you like it!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- grated black pepper and salt to taste
1. Cut avocados in half. Remove seed, scoop out avocado from the peel, and place in a mixing bowl.
2 Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado. (Don’t get carried away guacamole should be a little chunky.) Add remaining ingredients and mash some more.
* To store any left over guacamole (if there is any) place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent the air from turning it brown.
A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking