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August 20, 2008 / katelynb

Chunky Guacamole with homemade Tortilla Chips

BLOGGER: KATELYN

Chunky Guacamole, Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

  • 4 ripe Haas avocados
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped
directions
  1. Halve and pit the avocados, then scoop the flesh into a bowl. Add the lemon juice, Tabasco, onion, garlic and salt and pepper; toss with a wooden spoon.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes and toss to combine. Adjust the seasonings as needed.

Another insprational woman is food network personality and owner of Barefoot Contessa specialty food store, Ina Garten. Everything she makes utilizes the freshest ingredients and the simplicity of it all takes cooking back to simpler times when all you need is some garden veggies, fresh herbs, and a sharp knife.  This guacamole is a great way to make use of those tomatoes that are best this time of year and of course cilantro, that didn’t do too well on my patio this summer, unfortunately.  Anyway, what is special about this, like many things I love, is the great texture. I love creating and eating things that are a little undone. See gazpacho or Katelyn’s Corn Salad. We scooped the guacamole with homemade tortilla chips which were worth the extra effort. Just wedge corn tortillas and drop them in a big pot of hot oil, fry them for a minute or two, set on paper towels to cool and then salt.  Eat up already, and eat lots… this doesn’t keep well!

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