Firehouse Guacamole is made with all fresh ingredients like avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, onion, garlic and peppers for a completely addictive snack food that is healthy and delicious.
- 4 large avocados (dark brown and slightly squishy)
- 1/2 small white onion
- 1 tomato (Roma)
- 1 cilantro bunch
- 1 large garlic clove (minced)
- 1 lime
- 2 Serrano peppers
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs well.
- Grab a large bowl, large spoon, spatula, cutting board, garlic press and favorite knife for fine chopping.
- Cut all 4 avocados in half and remove seeds. Put the seeds to the side because you will need them for later! Using a spoon, remove the skin of the avocados and put the good stuff in the bowl. I use the spatula to mash up the avocados until they are in a paste like consistency with some chunkiness. I DO NOT recommend using a food processor for the guacamole because I find the flavors stand out more when everything is a little chunky and tastes more authentic. Why make a homemade guacamole to have it taste like a store bought one? Keep it slightly chunky. Trust me.
- Finely chop 1/2 of a white onion. If you love onion, you can put the whole thing but I find onions to be a little over powering. My chopped onion came out to 1/2 cup. Put onion into bowl.
- Finely chop 1 tomato. Typically I use Roma tomatoes because I love the flavor but use what you have in your garden or what you would typically buy. Today, I used a garden tomato. My chopped tomato measured out at 1/2 cup. Put into bowl.
- Finely (very fine!) chop 2 Serrano peppers. We grow jalapenos in our garden so I have used this recipe with 1 Serrano and 1 jalapeno also and it turns out great. Put into bowl.
- De-stem leaves with the cilantro and finely chop the leaves. The more finely chopped the cilantro is, the more taste it puts out. Cilantro measured out at 1/2 cup chopped. Put into the bowl.
- Minced garlic and put into bowl.
- Salt to preference but I used 1/2 teaspoon today.
- Cut lime in half. Squeeze both halves into bowl. I always roll my lime on the counter using my palm beforehand to get it nice and juicy.
- Mix all the ingredients together with the spatula. Put the seeds back into the guacamole! This helps preserve the guacamole and will last longer!