I absolutely love avocados. And they are actually good for you! I have been making guacamole since I was in high school. It is never quite the same because I never measure. I just make it to taste. I knew I was successful at guacamole when I lived for a summer in Costa Rica. My host brother (16 years old, then) loved it and requested that I make it almost every afternoon.
Start with a ripe avocado. (You can tell it is ripe when you can press it and it yields. If it does not yield, it is not yet ripe. Put it back in the windowsill to continue ripening. If you shake it and hear the pit rolling it is REALLY ripe. Eat immediately ;o)) Cut around avocado until you have cut it in half. Take blade of knife and hit against the pit until it is wedged in the pit. Spin pit and it will pop out. Hold 1/2 of avocado in hand and make slices one way and then slices the other. Turn peel inside out and slice under avocado to pop out diced pieces. Mash avocado. Roll a lemon or lime. Cut lemon or lime in half. Squeeze juice on tope of smashed avocado, taking care to not get any seeds. Like I said, I don’t measure, but the other ingredients include: fresh cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and a scoop of your favorite salsa. Mix altogether. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips (or your favorite tortilla chips). So yummy! This guacamole goes great with the Crispy Chick’n Tacos or any night you are having a mexican fiesta!