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.
Cut avocado lengthwise around the stone, turn halves
against each other and they will come apart;
Slap knife into stone, move knife to loosen stone from avocado half;
Remove avocado flesh from skin with a round spoon, put in bowl;
Grind some pepper and grate some nutmeg over it, and add a
small amount of turmeric powder
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);
Cut up a small to medium tomato in very small pieces and add, mix in;
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.
Some avocados have large stones - but a stone this
large is very unusual
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
Ik ben bang dat de avocado's nog niet rijp zijn
2 I'm afraid the avocados are not ripe yet.