Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ike's Famous Guac

Long time friend, Ike Robinson, has perfected the guacamole dip. I'm not usually a fan of guacamole dip, but this is the bomb!  I asked him in case this was an ancient Chinese Secret and he gave me permission to "post away" so you are the lucky ones if you are reading this!  Seriously, if you don't try this, you are missing out on one of the finer things in life!

Ike’s Famous “Guac” (guacamole dip) – Ike Robinson

Ike has been perfecting this recipe for several years and in my opinion, he's achieved his goal! We love it...enjoy!

4 ripe Avocados
3 vine ripened tomatoes
1 bunch of green onions
2 lemons (my family uses limes because we prefer the taste....up to you)
To taste – crushed red pepper (I usually do about 8 shakes)
To taste – hot sauce (about 3 to 4 shakes)
1 tablespoon salt – after you taste it, you may want to add more (we omit this for obvious reasons)
1 tablespoon malt vinegar - optional

  1. Cut the avocados in ½ (long ways), take the pit out & use a spoon to scoop out into a LARGE bowl.
  2. Peel the tomatoes, then slice & dice & dump into the large bowl.
  3. Clean & chop off the hairy end of the green onions. Now chop off just the white part & dice as fine as you like (some like chunks – yuck). Toss them into the large bowl.
  4. Cut the lemons (or limes) in ½ & squeeze the juice into the large bowl. (I prefer to use a juicer to get rid of seeds – if you don’t have a squeezer, just pluck the seeds out with a spoon)
  5. Into the LARGE bowl, shake in the crushed red peppers, hot sauce, salt & malt vinegar.
  6. With potato masher (the hand one, no machines please) mash all the ingredients together. – Now you know why I say LARGE bowl! Mash to a consistency of lumpy.
  7. Eat, drink & enjoy!

Serves 8-10

Great with tortilla chips & a Corona!!!

And just so you know, other than those pesky calories (that again I don't count and neither does the rest of the free world anymore) avocados are very low in carbs and this is actually a good, healthy snack.  Again, happy Superbowl (or any other gathering....and a good side dish to any Mexican feast you decide to cook at home)!