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Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

[avocado, tomato, lemon]
  • avocado
  • tomato
  • lemon or lime for juice
  • freshly ground pepper
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
[avocado, knife stuk in stone for removal]
Your guacamole will only be as good as your avocado.
It's best when the avocado is just getting soft. Buy Hass avocados when they're hard and green or green-with-black. Do not squeeze avocado to determine ripeness. The spots you pressed will turn black later. I hate it when I see other customers do that in the store. Avocados will ripen in a few days at room temperature (if it's not too cold.) It is said that putting avocados in a paper bag with an apple and a banana will hasten ripening, but I've never seen it happen at my house.
  1. Cut avocado lengthwise around the stone, turn halves against each other and they will come apart;
  2. Slap knife into stone, move knife to loosen stone from avocado half;
  3. Remove avocado flesh from skin with a round spoon, put in bowl;
  4. Grind some pepper and grate some nutmeg over it, and add a small amount of turmeric powder
  5. Add 2 tsp (10 ml) fresh lemon or lime juice, and mash and mix with a fork (it's very imprecise but I squeeze half a lime or lemon to half-fill the stone holes in the avocado);
  6. Cut up a small to medium tomato in very small pieces and add, mix in;
  7. Dip tortilla chips in guacamole.
I use a little less pepper and lime juice when the avocado is still rather firm
This is a nice snack for three; for a large group you could double amounts, maybe a little less than double the lemon or lime juice.
I used to make the guacamole of two avocados for my family of three, but that's really a little much, reduces appetite for dinner.

[avocado with very large stone
Some avocados have large stones - but a stone this large is very unusual

[damaged avocado]
Do not squeeze avocados to determine ripeness. The spots you pressed will turn black later. I hate it when I see other customers squeeze avocados in the store.

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I'm afraid the avocados are not ripe yet.

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