Mexican food and I are very good friends. I don’t know why I like it so much. Some people say that it all tastes the same. I can see the point, in a way, but I still don’t agree. There’s nothing like chicken fajitas or chile rellenos. Mmmm.
Believe it or not, sometimes I make the decision on what I’m ordering at a restaurant, based on if it comes with guacamole or not. If it does, chances are that I’ll give it a try. If it doesn’t, I’ll search the menu until I find something that does.
Years ago, I discovered the fast, cheaters way to make guacamole at home. It tastes so close to real guacamole, most people would never know the difference. And I can make it in minutes!
This batch was made with my cute little helper…..
How to Make Cheater’s (Easy) Guacamole
What you need:
1/4 – 1/2 cup salsa
salt (not pictured, but very important!)
Peel your avocado
Put it in a bowl and mash it with a fork
Slowly add in 1/2 of the salsa
Add more until it looks right.
Stir it up nicely.
Add a dash of salt.
Taste it….does it taste like guacamole?
Then, you’re done!
Easy, I tell you.
Now, let me tell you a couple of tips. You’ll see in this picture that the stuff on the right is more brown than the stuff on the left. The guacamole on the right was made with an older avocado. In order to get a good green color, you’ll need to make sure your avocado isn’t too mushy or old. Of course, too firm isn’t good either, or it’ll be impossible to mash.
Another tip. If you’d like it to keep it’s nice green color, leave the seed in the middle of the guacamole. I’m storing mine in the refrigerator with the seed in it, so it doesn’t look too scary when we pull it out. The longer it is exposed to air, the more brown it will turn (kind of like apples and bananas), but the seed combats that for a period of time.