4 Easy Ways to Make Guacamole
As far as technique, my preferred utensil is a potato masher. It lets me get a good ratio of creamy and chunky. I wait until the last minute to make guacamole, because avocados start to brown as soon as you expose the flesh to oxygen.
Here are four easy to make guacamoles:
1. Guacamole with chopped peppadews (sweet-hot Indian peppers), slivered dried apricots (sweet and chewy), sunflower seeds for crunch, plus minced shallot and pasilla chile.
2. Guacamole with heirloom tomatoes (barely sweet and a little acidic) and radish sprouts (mild heat) -- plus some crushed tortilla chips for salt and crunch, and minced shallot.
3. Guacamole with red walnuts and feta -- the nuts are crunchy and score a 1 (on a scale of 1 to 10) for bitter, which is just the right amount of bitter, and the feta adds salt and tartness.
4. Guacamole with red peppers and Parmesan crisps -- roasted peppers and Parmesan are a great combo with avocado. I placed the Parmesan into a hot oven for about four minutes, spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. It crisps and takes on a toasty flavor.
Guacamole is meant to be shared. If you have a favorite recipe, share it in the comments.