It's finally warming up in Los Angeles (hallelujah!), and it has me so excited for Summer. I'm looking forward to long days full of sunshine, farmer's market hauls, BBQs with friends, poolside cocktails, and beach picnics. Here's to hoping all of this Covid-19 stuff is behind us by then so we can all really enjoy the season together. In the meantime, my quarantine moto is, "When life gives you ripe avocados, make chunky guacamole!" Thankfully avocados have been plentiful at the grocery store lately so this recipe has been on weekly repeat and I'm not mad about it. We could all use a little fiesta right now (hint: Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner!), and what's a fiesta without guacamole!
The trick to perfectly ripe avocados is actually buying them when they are bright green and rock hard, so you have to plan ahead a little bit. Allow your avocados to ripen slowly on the counter for a few days and once the top part around the stem is tender to the touch (this is the last part to ripen), you can transfer them to the refrigerator to slow the ripening. Or do the obvious and make this chunky guacamole!
This recipe can be completely customized to your taste buds, so I tend to add an extra squeeze of lime for a zing. And some of you are already cringing at the thought of cilantro invading your guacamole, so if it isn't your thing, feel free to leave it out. Make sure you taste test it and adjust the flavors as you like.
I honestly don't know how I have managed to have the blog for this long without posting a recipe for my favorite chunky guacamole. I'm glad this quarantine has helped me right this wrong! Check out my other Mexican inspired recipes for all of your fiesta needs!Print