I don’t know if my claim to “world’s best” guacamole would hold up in a court of law, so you should try it out and judge for yourself! The secret ingredient? Cumin. I know – before I had tried it, I wouldn’t have believed it either. According to some, it’s an essential ingredient in traditional guacamole… Regardless of the facts, it’s delicious, and that’s what really matters, right? I was inspired by an incredible Mexican restaurant in Cambridge called Olé, where they make the guacamole right in front of you in volcanic stone bowls. Can’t get much fresher that that!
This recipe is going to be ad libbed a bit, since I usually just throw things into a bowl and hope for the best. The measurements are a best guess, so feel free to experiment with it!
World’s Best Guacamole
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
1/4 of a medium sized white onion, chopped finely
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lime for squeezing (fresh is best!)
large pinch of cumin (maybe 1/4 tsp?)
handful of grape/cherry tomatoes, sliced in half or in quarters (your preference). I like grape tomatoes because they have a bit of structure to them and add texture to the dip
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Here’s how you make it:
Chop the avocado roughly (1/2 inch chunks), then add to a large bowl. Add the chopped onion, garlic, cumin, and lime, and mash together – don’t completely pulverize the avocado! It’s best to keep a bit of “chunkiness”.
Once mashed, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then add the chopped tomatoes and cilantro, and stir to combine. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!