Different ways to make Guacamole (including a grilled tomatillo version)

Guacamole is a Mexican condiment using Avacados. I think using avacados is really about the only rule in making guacamole. I have seen it made so many different ways.

One guacamole recipe I have used involves using grilled tomatillos. If you've never used tomatillos before they taste like a cross between green apples and tomatoes.You will really only need two ingredients for this recipe; tomatillos and avacados. The recipe calls for grilling the tomatillos but I've found that instead of grilling them broiling them and giving them a slight char works just fine. Roughly dice the tomatillos and mix them with the avacados using a fork and leaving the guacamole fairly chunky.

Note: I've used this recipe on tacos and with a good salsa it ends up being a very good and healthy substitute for sour cream. My friend Joe used to make his guacamole simply by adding salsa to avacados and mixing them in the food processor.The Mexicans I worked with usually used fine diced onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime juice, and mixed the guacamole to have a fairly smooth texture.My mother used primarily garlic to season her guacamole.

One trick that I did learn that is really useful is to add the whole avacado pits to the guacamole. They will keep the guacamole from turning brown. Lime juice helps with this as well.

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