My favorite part about avocados is definitely turning them into guacamole. Actually, I’m not really fond of avocados but I love, love, love guacamole.Until they're mashed up with salsa, garlic and onion I can really do without them.
Give me a sunny day, a bowl of tortilla chips and guacamole, throw in a margarita (no salt, please), a pair of flip flops and some Beach Boy music and we have the makings of a perfect afternoon.
Here's my cheater version of guacamole...
As many soft avocados as you can eat in one sitting because it's not so pretty if you try and store it. (Yes, I know you can add lemon juice or lemon lime soda to help it keep but I still don't think it looks very appetizing after few hours. That's not to say I'm not above stirring it and just dealing with the brownish color because it still tastes yummy.)
A jar of your favorite salsa
finely chopped onion
one crushed clove of garlic or a pinch of garlic powder
Smash the avocados with a potato masher, add a couple of spoonfuls of salsa and re mash. Keep adding salsa until you reach the consistency you desire. Add in onions and garlic. Salt to taste. Refrigerate for 10 - 15 minutes or as long as your family will let you before they start digging in.
Now go pour yourself something cold to drink, crank up the music and come join me.