Amy’s Guacamole

Amy's GuacamoleA Bowl of Somethin’ Super
Perhaps you haven’t heard, but the Super Bowl is this weekend. I admit I like the Super Bowl and everything that goes with it. The Food, the Commercials, the betting pools. All of it. I am also one of those people who actually likes to watch the game.

After decades of going to Super Bowl parties or having people over at my place, I have finally figured out that I prefer to be in my own home, on my own couch, with a Coke, not a Pepsi, and actually watching the game without having to shush people or turn the volume up to 80. This Sunday I will be doing just that with my Patriot fan husband. (Go ahead. Boo if you must.) But don’t think for one minute that we will be scrimping on the snackage. It may just be the five of us, but we’re going big, baby.

We have done numerous things for our Super Bowl feasting over the years. Chili. Pulled Pork. Baby Back Ribs. After serious soul searching and heated family debates, it has been decided that this year we will be having a Make Your Own Nachos bar. It may sound simple but these are not your average nachos. Sure, we could go with the basic cheese and chips with salsa, but that would be for amateurs. We take our nachos very seriously and we all like different toppings. Our ingredient list could feed a small country. There are numerous different kinds of chips, cheeses, beans, no beans, meats, and salsas. Pickled jalapeños, fresh jalapeños, no jalapeños. It’s Tex-Mex anarchy.

One thing that we do all agree on is there absolutely–the world will tilt on its axis if it’s not there–must be guacamole on the nachos. And if you ask my husband, it must be my guacamole. (Yeah. He’s a keeper.) There ain’t nothin’ better than fresh guacamole with fresh chips. Mine is SO easy to make. Just make sure the avocados are super ripe…but not brown.

Amy’s Guacamole

5 ripe large avocados
1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
½ tsp. ground cumin or to taste
Freshly squeezed lime juice from half a lime

Cut the avocados in half and scoop avocado pulp into a large bowl.  Add the salt and ground cumin. Using a potato masher or fork, mash the ingredients together until they get to your desired consistency. (I like mine chunky).

Squeeze in the lime juice and mix. Taste for seasoning and add more salt or cumin as needed.

*Feel free to add whatever you want to this like diced jalapeños, chopped cilantro, diced tomato, cayenne pepper, etc. We like it plain, so that’s how I make it. Enjoy!

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