Game Day Guac

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fans!.. Or worst if your team sucks.

And even though my Patriots have to sit this one out, any one who is a true fan of the game should be super excited to see Peyton Manning potentially finish out his career on the big stage!

The hype that is surrounding this game is sure to be insane, so even if you don’t know the difference between a first down and a fumble- there’s a good chance your going to find yourself in front of the TV next Sunday.

BUT, if you’ve got to feel like an idiot listening to everyone talk football mumbo jumbo; bringing some guac to the table is going to get you some kind of street cred. This way, when you start asking about “home runs” after your third drink, the rest of the crowd might cut you some slack.

I like the idea of making this because there is no cooking. You can make it last minute and transports well. What could be better?

As you may or may not know, guacamole is an avocado-based dip, and even if you aren’t a fan of these hipster veggies; don’t fear, the rest of the ingredients amp up the flavor in a way that is hard to find unsatisfying.

If you’ve never gutted an avocado, don’t fret, it’s really simple. The easiest way is to cut it in half but running a sharp knife around it, and then twist the two sides apart.

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It doesn’t have to be pretty because they’re just going to get mangled.

To get the pit out, pierce it with your knife blade and use the same twisting motion to pop it right out.

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Then just take a spoon and scoop all the “meat” from inside and put it in a bowl.

I like to use a fork to mash it, keeping a nice chunky texture.

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Try not to vomit. At this stage, it does look quite repulsive but I promise it gets good! And as you mix everything else in, it’s going to smooth out.

As far as your other veggies go, with this being a dip, you want to keep everything small. Like, really small! As in, chop them until you think they’re small enough and then run your knife through a few more times.

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To keep everything really well combined, mix well after you add each ingredient.

When you’re all done just transfer it to your favorite bowl or travel dish! I always pair them with tortilla chips because I eat tortillas with everything.

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After that, the only thing left to do is dig in and watch Peyton kill it, maybe, for the last time.

OMAHA!

Recipe

4 avocados

1 large roma tomato (or 2 small)

1/2 red onion

1 garlic clove

2 tbsp cilantro

squeeze of 1/2 a lime

salt and pepper

Half avocados and scoop “meat” into a bowl

Mash with a fork until smooth

Finely chop remaining ingredients and add one at a time, mixing well after each one

Squeeze lime juice over top and mix

 

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