I was so excited to get cilantro in my CSA this week. I was even more excited to discover I had 2 perfectly ripe avocados at home! So i made guacamole, and delighted in using the milder young garlic for this recipe. You can easily sub a whole garlic clove for the young garlic if you’ve already used yours.
My husband says i make the best guacamole around. The secret is avoiding the urge to over-mash your avocados. Also, you’ll always need more lime juice and salt than you think. Always.
2-3 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion
1 bunch cilantro
1-2 stalks young garlic, white part only
juice of 2 limes
salt and pepper to taste
- Mince onion and cilantro and add to a medium-size mixing bowl. Slice the young garlic into skinny rounds and chop roughly. Add to bowl.
- Cube avocados. I cut mine in half, remove the pith, and use a sharp paring knife to slice the meat into squares while still in the shell. Then I use a large spoon to scoop the cubes into the mixing bowl.
- Add lime juice and use a fork to mix together. Mash half the avocados with the fork, leaving the others whole. Salt and pepper to taste.