While I was incessantly refreshing my email this morning to see if the snow would provide the chance to work from home (it did not!), this popped up on my Facebook feed.
Between the sluggishness I feel from all the food I consumed yesterday and having to drag myself to work in the cold, snowy weather, I’m definitely feeling the Monday blues a little more than usual this week. This cute and bright image was all it took to remind me that it’s not really so bad…
After all, we did have a great weekend.
I know snacks are pretty synonymous with Super Bowl Sunday, but we took it to another level this year. I’d say we turned Super Bowl Sunday into Super Bowl weekend. It feels like I was snacking on something all. weekend. long. There was plenty of takeout, dinner and drinks out for my friend’s birthday, our first attempt at homemade beef jerky (can’t wait to share that recipe!), and all the snacks at our friend’s Super Bowl party.
I was happy when I was asked to bring the chips and salsa, since it’s something I’m very comfortable with making. I’ve been making the same salsa for nearly as long as I can remember (to read more about that tradition check out my post on Salsa Verde), but I’ve never really spent any time perfecting a homemade guacamole recipe. Since everyone loves guac, I thought this weekend was the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
Like salsa, homemade guacamole is really easy. The tricky part is finding the right ratio of ingredients, but I think this recipe really nails it. It’s got all the essentials: avocados (duh!), lime, cilantro, and onions. But it also has a few ingredients you might not expect—like garlic and cumin—that separates this homemade guacamole from others. Since those ingredients are still pantry staples, you’ll have no trouble finding everything you need in a pinch.
This is a definitely crowd-pleaser that’s going straight to the top of my all time favorite party foods list.
If you’re making this ahead of time to bring to a party, use this great trick from the Kitchn to keep it from turning brown! I tried it yesterday, and it worked like a charm!
This simple (but oh so flavorful) crowd-pleasing homemade guacamole takes less than 10 minutes to make.
- 1/4 cup finely diced white onions
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 cloves garlic, grated (i used a zester, but you could finely mince too)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 4 ripe avocados
- Mix onions, lime juice, garlic, salt, cilantro, and cumin in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
- Add avocado and mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork until desired consistency.