Guacamole or Avocado Pico de Gallo

I love avocado.  I will eat it on sandwiches, alone, or in any sort of Mexican style food item.  I’m a big fan of guacamole, and if I have fresh tomatoes on hand, I also like to make an avocado pico de gallo.  The biggest difference between the two is the amount of tomatoes and how much you want to puree the item.  I always use haas avocado, but that’s a matter of taste. If you haven’t made your own, but have had guacamole out, chances are it was made with haas avocados.

For either one, you’ll want: 

2 avocado
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 – 1 jalapeno (dependent on heat)
1 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1 t. cumin
1 onion diced
2 limes juiced

For the pico de gallo, you’ll also want 2 large tomatoes, diced.

If making guacamole, add all items except tomatoes to a food processor or blender and pulse until just mashed.  Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust seasoning.  If making pico de gallo, add all items (including tomatoes) and stir.  Either way, chill tightly covered until time to serve.

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2 Responses to Guacamole or Avocado Pico de Gallo

  1. Maria Simone says:

    I’ve had this – and it is AWESOME!! Love avocado. John and I were watching a clip on YouTube the other day from a triathlete we follow on Twitter. He called it the “texas turtle,” and he halved an avocado, put some olive oil, sea salt and cayene on it and ate it right out of the shell. Looked very yummy 🙂

  2. Olivia says:

    I love avocados too! I love avocado soup, avocado sandwiches, guacamole,etc. My favorite avocado is the cocktail avocado which is seedless, just pure avocado!

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