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Feb 1, 2012 05:34 AM

What's your best recipe for guacamole?

I've relied on the same guacamole recipe for years: red onions, chopped serranos, cilantro, lime juice and salt. I am looking for some variations for Superbowl Sunday. What's your favorite guacamole recipe?

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  1. Your old reliable is the best, except I'll use jalapenos when serranos not available, and usually use yellow or white onion rather than red.

    1. I add tomatillos which have been roasted till softened then diced and garlic cloves browned in their peels on the stove top then peeled and finely chopped. I add toasted cumin seeds, which are ground after toasting, a bit of dried oregano (Mexican) and some tomato, usually in the form of a home made salsa. Whatever I add it gets tasted before serving. Sometimes the flavors are too bitter or acidic for which my natural reaction is a bit of honey. Sometimes more salt or cilantro. It all depends.

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      1. re: KateBChi

        Your suggestion is awesome! Thank you. I am a huge fan of cumin, so I will definitely be trying this one.

      2. Along the lines of your reliable. I will also buy Trader Joe's guacamole kit because it has the right number of everything, avocados, tomatoes, jalapeno, shallots, lime, garlic. It's easier than buying one or two of everything.

        1. Yours is similar to mine: simple and effective. I eliminate the serrano (I typically also make habanero salsa on occasions where I would serve guacamole) and add roasted tomatillos. And, this may be blasphemous, but I prefer the softer taste of minced shallots to red onions. When I do use red onions, I allow them to marinate a bit in the lime juice before adding them.

          1. how about alittle avocado too? ; )