Well, it’s kind of Guacamole. I figure there are so many different Guacamole recipes out there you can practically call anything Guacamole. Stick an avocado in a shoe and step on it and in some districts … THAT’S GUACAMOLE!
I’ve been on a bit of a Guacamole rampage lately. Now, normally I like to rotate my midnight potato chip snacking binges. Ya know? Mix things up a bit. Maybe Pringles on Monday night, Ruffles and dip for Tuesday, scrounge the bottom of the Salt & Vinegar bag on Wednesday. Keep things interesting and fresh.
But for the past 2 weeks I’ve eaten the same thing every night.
One slice Guacamole.
I make it fresh, since old Guacamole gets the colour of a cadaver pretty quick. Even if you stick plastic wrap to the top of it. But it’s so fast, making it fresh isn’t a problem.
It’s literally as the name suggests. One slice of everything and it’s done. I made up the name. It kind of sucks, but it makes my point.
You need a few ingredients and a knife. And of course … a vehicle for the guacamole. I like to use very thin, whole wheat cracker type things.
Here we go … grab these ingredients and let’s make Guacamole! You need …
Dice your slice of tomato and slice of onion small.
Mash 1/2 an Avocado with a fork.
Throw in your diced tomato and onion and add a big squeeze of lemon to taste.
Mix everything up, add a lot of salt and fresh cracked pepper and EAT.
This makes exactly enough for a midnight snack. Not too much, not too little. Which of course is pretty much the definition of exactly enough. If you have cilantro hanging around and you like it, throw that in too. Same for garlic or whatever else tickles your tongue.
This *can* be made a day ahead, but you have to be really careful about making sure every inch of the dip is covered with plastic, with no air pockets or it’ll go that gross black colour. Of course you can just mix it in and try to forget it’s there if you like. I do not like. Grosses me out.
I’m sure I’ll get tired of the one slice guacamole eventually. Then I’ll have no choice but to move on.
To the two slice guacamole.
To everyone who is going to insist the avocado pit will help prevent browning, … that I’m afraid is a myth. See this New York Times article on several kitchen myths.