Friday, August 15, 2008

Marty's Guacamole

Marty's Guacamole
From Marty's World Famous Cookbook

Prep time: 5 minutes
Standing time: 1 hour or so (we ate it right away)

Makes: 1½ -2 cups

2 ripe Haas avocados, peeled and pitted
1 ripe tomato diced ( I only had grape tomatoes on hand, but delicious)
1 small red onion, minced
1 large garlic clove, minced
½ bunch cilantro, chopped (about ½ cup or so)
Juice of ½ lime (or more to taste)
½ - 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & finely minced
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
(Ruth's note: I like a little ground cumin in my guacamole)
Marty suggests serving with tortilla chips, but toasted pita works too

1. In a bowl, add everything (except the tortilla chips or pita). Mash with a fork and let stand for 1 hour or so tor the flavors to fully develop.

2. Toast the tortilla chips on a cookie sheet under the broiler just until the edges brown slightly.

To serve, place the tortilla chips or pita on a platter and place a bowl of guacamole in the center.

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