We had Mexican takeout last night, which came with a side of fairly crappy guacomole. After making the fairly strong statement that anyone could make guacomole better than that, I set out to make a batch of my own today. I've made guacomole a handful of times in the past with some good success (most notably for a party we hosted, despite using a few avocados that were a little under-ripe) so I figured that I would use the same recipe and things would turn out delicious. There were some doubters in the studio audience, however.
Are you going to find a recipe?
No, I'm just going to make it the same way I always do. It's usually pretty good.
Maybe you should find a recipe.
What recipe? They're all pretty much the same.
What, you didn't like the guacomole I made last time?
It's just a little bit...avacado-y.
It tastes avacado-y.
It's supposed to taste avacado-y. It's guacomole. It's an avacado dip.
That's like saying, "I don't like this peanut butter. It tastes too peanut-y."
But there are supposed to be other things in it too.
I know! Look in the shopping bag! Tomatoes, onions, lime juice.
I mean, if you don't like avocados, maybe you shouldn't eat guacomole.
I like avocados. I'm going to look for a guacomole recipe.
I dare you to find one that's better than mine.
(Walking back into the kitchen with his Moosewood cookbook)
Oh man, take your hippie cookbook and get out of here.
She's probably going to tell us to put wheat germ in it.
Do you put...garlic in your guacomole?
Look, in the year 2012, when you decide that you actually want to cook something again, you can make your guacomole however you want. But until then, you're eating this guacomole. With avocados in it.
In 2012? I'm going to make Space Ice Cream.
I have one complaint about that. It's too icy.
And creamy. Wait, that's two complaints.
TASTY AVOCADO-FLAVORED GUACOMOLE
5 ripe avocados
2 small plum tomatos
1/2 of a red onion
1 tbs minced garlic
1.) Peel the avocados and break them up into chunks
2.) Roughly dice the tomatoes and onions
3.) Dump everything into a big bowl with the minced garlic
4.) Add a splash or two of lime juice
5.) Mix it all up, smushing the avocados in the process. If you want a chunkier guac, smush less.
6.) Salt and pepper to taste.
(Yes, it was delicious.)