I'm going to keep this post short and simple, just like this guacamole recipe. The absolute breeziness of making guac is just one of the many reasons why I love it; I also appreciate that it's chock-full of green goodness and that Ethan will devour a bowl all by himself, without any regard to the fact that he "doesn't like avocados." Tricking people you love into eating healthy is fun.
Two tomatillos in my garden were ready to pick this week. I wanted to make salsa verde
with them, but they were so tiny they would barely have made enough to top a single Hint o' Lime
chip. Go check out the tomatillo pics on my Garden
page - pretty sweet! Anyway, I thought I would try them in the guacamole in place of a red tomato in keeping with the green goddess theme. And, instead of a yellow or white onion, I chopped up three green onions from the garden. I have more of those than I know what to do with, so it's been green onion everything these days - green onion omelets, green onion salads, green onion burritos.
When I make guacamole, I always start by smashing up the avocado. By the way, do you know the easiest way to get the meat from the avocado? Slice the avocado in half, lengthwise, and twist it apart. Then, gently ease out the pit with a spoon. Don't throw it away - keep it to put in any leftover guacamole. It will keep it from going brown in the fridge longer. Next, simply slice each half in a crisscross pattern with a paring knife, and scoop out with a spoon. The avocado will fall out in manageable chunks, as long as it is ripe. Scoop all of those chunks into a medium-sized bowl, and smash with a fork or potato masher until mostly smooth.
Next, toss in the finely chopped green onion and tomatillo and squeeze the juice from half of a lime. Mix it all together, and add salt and pepper to your liking. Remember that the chips you are going to eat it with will probably be salty, too, so go easy on the sodium. It can be a little overwhelming if you overdo it. Plus I'd like for you to be around for a long time to come so you can keep reading my blog.
And that's it! Scoop with a chip and enjoy. What you will love about this guacamole is its freshness. The tomatilos add a snap of almost fruity flavor - it reminded us of a Granny Smith apple. And, for a hesitant raw onion eater like myself, the green onions provide for a much milder flavor but still give you the full onion experience. Ethan nearly ate this entire bowl of guacamole - I think he mostly liked it because it made him feel like a green goddess.
Enjoy, y disfruta!
Recipe for Green Goddess Guacamole Ingredients
- 2 avocados
- 2 ripe tomatillos, husks removed and finely chopped
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- fresh lime juice from 1/2 lime
- salt and pepper to taste
- Slice avocado and place into a medium-sized bowl. Smash with a fork or potato masher until reaching desired consistency, smashing longer for a smoother guacamole.
- Add tomatillos, onions, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- Serve with tortilla chips or on top of tacos, burritos, or nachos.