Monday, March 24, 2014


Since moving to DC, I have realized that California is not only the mecca of sunshine and great weather, but also the best Mexican food you will ever have in your life. Whether you are scarfing down fish tacos and a beer at South Beach Bar and Grille in San Diego or ducking into La Taqueria in San Francisco for a chicken burrito, there is nothing in DC that even compares to the food out West.

One day, I got a craving for really good guacamole. Yes, I could have gone to Oyamel for their delicious table-side guacamole, but why pay the $12 for something I can make table-side at home? This guacamole almost made me feel as if I was back in Southern California--if only the weather out here in DC would get a little warmer!

This recipe is by no means "authentic," but it is delicious. I add in raw red onions to my guacamole, and I realize most people might find the onion too harsh.  However, if you rinse off the onions with cold water before you add them to the guacamole, the onions will not be nearly as strong, yet still retain a lot of flavor.

Feel free to change the proportions on the ingredients listed below--guacamole is more art than science!


1/2 red onion, chopped
2 avocados
Juice from one lime
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup salsa
A few dashes of Tabasco

Rinse the red onion under cold water for about 30 seconds. 

Open the avocados, and scoop them into a bowl.
Add the red onions, lime juice, salsa, cilantro, and hot sauce to the avocados.
Mash the ingredients together using either a fork or a potato masher. Taste, and adjust to your liking, then serve!

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