Recipe: Appetizer : Guacamole Picado - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1/2 small onion, very finely chopped
2 serranos or 1 to 2 jalapenos, stemmed, -- (2 to 3) seeded and very finely chopped
1 ripe, medium-large tomato, cored and very finely chopped, optional
1 clove garlic, peeled and very finely chopped, optional
10 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped, optional
3 ripe, medium-size avocados
Salt, about 1/2 teaspoon
1/2 lime, juiced, optional
Additional chopped onion, fresh cilantro, radish slices or roses, and/or a little crumbled Mexican queso fresco or other fresh cheese like feta or farmer's cheese, for garnish In a medium-size bowl, mix the finely chopped onion and chiles with the optional tomato, garlic, and cilantro.
Close to the time you are going to serve, halve the avocados lengthwise by cutting from the stem to flower ends, around the pits. Twist the avocado halves in opposite directions to loosen the meat from pits, then scoop out the pits, and reserve. Scrape the avocado pulp from the skins and add it to the bowl.
Using your hand or a spoon, roughly mash the avocado while mixing in the other ingredients, making a course, thick mass. Flavor with salt, then enough lime juice to add a little zing, if you wish. Return the pits to the guacamole and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface of the mixture. Set aside for a few minutes to let the flavors blend.
The guacamole is very attractive in a pottery bowl or Mexican mortar, sprinkle with chopped onion, cilantro, radish slices and/or queso fresco (cheese); radish roses really dress it up.
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"The sauce was amazing, it did turn out to be very thick. I was able to fix a hole in my wall with the leftovers! Kidding, very good..." - russell b.
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"Stop right here, and NEVER make another spaghetti sauce recipe. I love to cook and have tried a lot of them-this is by far the best! I tried the recipe 3 ways because I had a lot of garden tomatoes to use and it's the end of the 2018 growing season. See below for tips you might want to use on this ... " - krissers
"I made this sauce and loved the taste. The only thing I didn't like was how thick it was 'like a paste thick'. Next time I will add a little water to loosen it up some." - rdarej3
"I use neufchatel cheese to cut down on the fat content. I always make a double batch and add 1 pound of fried and drained ground turkey to one batch. If soup is too watery, I add instant mashed potatoes just until it slightly thinkens." - patti c.