Archive for February, 2012
OMG Avocados! And by avocados I mean the 116 or so cases of avocados (2900 lbs.) Fair Foods picked up in the past week. Not only did we have a lot of them, but they were good! And by good, as those who have tried them can vouch, I mean great! I have only seen Fair Foods get avocados a few times ever, and they are often very close to the edge (and admittedly some will already be over the edge or “Guacamole yesterday” as Jason likes to say). But these, oh man.. I have had mine since Friday and they are still bright green inside and boy did they make some awesome guacamole (thank you Jason!)
If you don’t feel like taking the time to guac, avocados are also great sliced on sandwiches, in salads, or by themselves for a healthy snack. Brown avocados are still good for you – rub them on your hair and skin to nourish and moisturize! Read more here
1 Yellow Onion
1 Large Lime
2-3 Cloves Garlic
1/4 (or less) Bunch Cilantro
Pepper/salt to taste
Guacamole is very easy! Fair Foods has had all of the above items in abundance this month except maybe cilantro, which goes for about 75 cents a bunch at Haymarket. Everyone has their own style, but here’s how I make mine:
First finely dice the onion and throw it in a bowl, then crush or finely chop the garlic and stir it up with the onion. Chop up the tomatoes and throw them in, then squeeze the juice from about half the lime into the mix and stir .
Then slice the avocados in half and pop out the pit, and scrape the innards into the bowl with a spoon. Some avocados will cut brown in some spots, but you can scoop around the brown spots and use the green and yellow flesh. After throwing all the avocado in the bowl, mash it up to a paste with a fork, then stir the whole thing together with a spoon. If it’s too thick, squeeze in the rest of the lime or some more tomato juice. If it’s too chunky, add another avocado! Then chop the cilantro finely and mix it in. Too much cilantro can overpower the taste of the dish, so I use just a little at first. Add salt/pepper and other seasoning (garlic powder, chili powder or chopped jalapeno if you want some spice) to taste. Enjoy!