Guacamole: A Game Day Essential

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College Bowls and the Playoffs are in full swing, and I’m PUMPED. The Wisconsin Badgers play in the Capitol One Bowl tomorrow, and THE PACKERS MADE THE PLAYOFFS. It’s been a fantastic week so far.

There are two things that you need when watching football: Hope (and lots of it sometimes!), and good food. And what is more essential for a fun game–watching experience than a bowl of fresh, homemade guacamole? It is an absolute staple in my household, and I think it should be a staple in yours! I’ve been working on the perfect guacamole recipe for a while and, according my father, mouth full of guac, “Oh yeah, this is it. Don’t change a THING,” I may have found a winner!

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Now, if you’re fancy and have a pestle to grind up your ingredients, more power to you! But for me, it’s all about the forks, baby. (Until I get a pestle. Then I’m jumping ship.) It takes time to properly mash up guacamole to the consistency that you’d like, but once you’ve got your rhythm, it’s smooth sailing. 

There is one very important thing to remember when making guacamole:

There is never a wrong way to make it.

Some people make it a little spicier, some people use red onions, some use yellow, some add carrots, some think that’s a crazy idea. But there’s never a wrong way. With avocado as your anchor, many things taste amazing together. Add a little cilantro, a squirt of lime juice, and you’re on your way.

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So…LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, I GIVE YOU: Sydney’s very first original recipe!

May your bowl overfloweth with guacamole for all eternity.

Sydney’s GAMEDAY GUACAMOLE

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Avocados (I used jumbo)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • About 1/4 cup red onions, diced
  • 1 tomato (your choice of tomato!)
  • The juice and zest of one lime
  • Cilantro (I used about a teaspoon of Cilantro, chopped)
  • Coarse Sea Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS 

Split, then remove contents of two avocados. Mash to desired consistency in a large bowl, using forks.

Mince two cloves of garlic, add to the mixture.

Cut one red onion in half, then in thirds. Dice until you’ve got just about 1/4 cup. Do the same to your tomato. Add to mixture.

Split one lime in half, then squeeze the juice out of each half into the mixture. Once each half has been firmly squeezed, zest them, and add to the mixture.

Chop up the leaves of your cilantro. I used about a teaspoon, but do what you feel! A little cilantro can go a long way. Add to the mixture.

Sprinkle coarse sea salt into the mixture. Once again, do what you feel! Sea salt helps to bring out the other flavors, so add as little, or as much as you want!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

GO BADGERS.

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