Guac The Day Away

There are plenty of ways to unwind from a crazy intense incredibly long day – head to happy hour, go for a long run, play board games – but none really even come close to coming home, throwing on a classic dance-around-your-kitchen-like-a-crazy-person mix and get down to making guac.

My guac recipe is something I have developed over the years and the one recipe I am asked to make the most. It’s not particularly complicated and can be adjusted to your mood, taste or what’s in the kitchen but there is something magically curative about guacamole therapy.˚ So, go ahead, have at it.


2         ripe (slightly smooshy to the touch) avocados diced up
1/4 c   green onions, finely chopped
1/2 c   tomatoes seeded and chopped
1/3 c   greek yogurt or sour cream
1/3 c   water chestnuts, finely chopped*
1/2 c   black beans*
1/3 c   corn (fresh is ideal frozen will do)*

1/4-1/2 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp       Smoked Paprika
1/8 tsp       Cayenne
1 T            Cilantro chopped (some folks love the taste of fresh cilantro to others is tastes like soap so keep that in mind)
1-2 cloves Garlic finely chopped or ground to a paste
1 tsp          Jalapeno pepper (more or less or not at all to taste)
1/2            Lime squeeeeeeeeezed
1/8 tsp      Smoked Salt**

Put all your mixins in a bowl and stir together. If you like chunky guac just stir. If you like is mushier use a fork and mush away. Season with salt if necessary.

If you’re in a hurry or looking for a few other options:
- Use 1 c salsa and forego tomato and peppers
- 1/2 c refried beans
- 1/3 c chopped adobo peppers

Remember this is a recipe you can really make your own. Feel free to add more or reduce amounts. Serve w/ chips and cold beers.
* All optional
** not nec and can be hard to find but a nice touch

˚ It is important to note that the correct kitchen playlist is blasting through your kitchen while making the guac. Might I suggest:

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