Super-easy Guacamole

Following up on my enchilada recipe, I’ve decided to share my guacamole recipe.  It’s super-easy, delicious, and has converted many a no-green-stuff person.

What you need:

2 large ripe Haas avocados*

1/2 cup sour cream

1tsp garlic

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp cumin

Slice the avocados in half length-wise and remove the pit.  Scoop out the flesh into a medium bowl and smash with a fork.  Add sour cream and the spices.  Adjust with additional amounts of garlic, salt, pepper, or sour cream depending on your tastes.  Mix well.  Done! I told you it was super-easy.

*A note about ripe avocados: I have seen many stores mark avocados with “Ripe” stickers (one chain grocer in particular is especially guilty of this) when the avocado is not actually ripe.  An avocado is ripe when it is black and gives slightly when you squeeze it (like a tomato).  If it is too soft, it is going to be very bitter and over-ripe.  If it is rock-hard and you have a few days before you plan to use it, you can place it in a brown paper bag on your counter and it will ripen.  Just be sure to keep an eye on it and move it to the fridge when it’s ready so that it doesn’t go past ripe.

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