Instagram food pictures can be a terrible thing, especially when I’m hungry. After seeing a picture of some fresh guacamole, I began craving it and needed to make my own. I like making guacamole at home because I can use very fresh ingredients and adjust the ingredients based on the way I want it! This time I used heirloom tomatoes instead of regular ones and only made it mildly spicy. So if you like yours very spicy, I recommend adding another jalapeno! I also made my own tortilla chips because… it’s really, really easy, it taste much better than pre-packed, AND – they can be served warm! YUM! Alternatively, you can skip the chips and enjoy the guacamole with some protein (maybe some fish for dinner or with eggs for breakfast). Also yum!
Ingredients (serves 4 as a snack)
1 small red onion
2 heirloom tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
10 tortillas (I used gluten-free corn ones)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (for the chips).
2. Chop the onions, tomatoes, and jalapeno into small cubes and mix in a medium sized bowl.
3. Cut the avocadoes in half and remove the seed. Cut the avocado into small pieces and scoop out the avocado from the skin.
4. Mash the avocado in the bowl with the onions, tomatoes, and jalapeno until they are well blended.
5. Cut the limes and squeeze the juice on the mixture.
6. Mix until well blended and add salt and pepper to taste.
7. Set aside the guacamole while you make the tortilla chips
8. Drizzle a bit of canola oil on each tortilla and stack on a cutting board. Cut the tortillas into 6 piece chips.
9. Spread the cut tortilla chips on a baking sheet and add some salt.
10. Bake the tortillas for 15 minutes (turning over the chips half way through).
11. Remove the chips from the oven and allow them to cool for only a few minutes before serving with the guacamole.