Chatelaine Kitchen

Recipe of the day: My "secret" guacamole recipe

Avocado pit Guacamole
Today I’m sharing my guacamole recipe. Although I can cook a huge range of different dishes, the recipe I am asked to make the most is GUACAMOLE! It’s simple and I don’t have a recipe with exact amounts. But guacamole is the recipe that I get desperate calls — often late on a Friday night or early on a Saturday morning from friends and family. So here it is! Mash: 3 avocados in a bowl with a fork or in a mortal and pestle. On occasion, when I’m making a crazy amount of guac, I have turned to my trusty potato masher to mash the avocados. Stir in: A handful of finely chopped fresh cilantro 3 to 5 thinly sliced green onions or a handful of finely chopped sweet onion or a shallot Crumbled feta to taste. When I don’t have feta I use grated cheddar Juice from a lime Then taste and add salt to taste. (It’s important to add the salt once you’ve stirred in the feta and other ingredients in order to determine how much. Flourishes: Stir in finely chopped red pepper for some crunch Top with finely chopped seeded tomatoes

How do you prevent avocado from turning brown? Squeeze lime juice over mashed avocado or guacamole. Keep the pits from the avocado and tuck them in the avocado or guacamole. I use both of these tricks to keep my guacamole green if I’m not serving immediately or if I think the guacamole might sit out on the table for a while (although, a rare occurrence).

What’s your most requested recipe or the one you turn to time and time again? Come on, divulge the secrets!