Mikaela J

The Best Guacamole

Fridays are tough in our house.  Both kids are exhausted from the school week and Peter and I are ready for the weekend.  Because of this, we usually opt to stay in for the night. To make Friday’s a bit more special, I have started creating a “Happy Hour” for Peter and I when he gets home from work.  I put out a yummy snack that we enjoy with a cocktail and it sets the tone for a relaxed, amazing weekend together.

Peter and I have enjoyed these so much and I have loved trying different themes or treats each week.  These have just been so fun for us that I thought sharing our Friday Happy Hour would be a great new series.  In turn, I am hoping you can share some of your favorite nibbles or happy hour ideas for us to try!

Last week I made one of our favorite snacks.  As a full-blown avocado toast addict, we always have multiple avocados on hand.  I knew that we had a busy weekend ahead so I wanted to use those to make my favorite guacamole.  This guacamole is so easy and usually, we have most of the ingredients on hand.  I also prefer a chunkier guac so for me, not over-mashing is key.  If it is not tomato season, I highly recommend using cherry tomatoes.  They contain much less juice and they will not make your guacamole watery.  If tomatoes are in season, definitely go for a delicious tomato and just make sure to remove the seeds and juices before mixing in.

What are some of your favorite Happy Hour treats?

The Best Guacamole Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Keyword: Avocados, Guacamole, Happy Hour
Servings: 2 Cups

Ingredients

  • 4 Ripe Avocados Halved and Pitted
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes Halved or Quartered
  • 1/4 cup Diced Red Onion Small Dice
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
  • 2 Limes Juiced
  • 1 Small Jalapeno Finely Diced and Seeded, Optional

Instructions

  • Half and pit each of the avocados and use a spoon to remove the avocados into a bowl
  • Roughly mash the avocado in the bowl - do not over mash
  • Gently stir in the diced onion, cilantro, tomatoes, lime juice, salt, pepper and jalapeno (if using)
  • Taste the guacamole and add more salt, pepper or lime juice, if needed
  • Serve with chips and enjoy!