Guacamole And Mango Salsa
I probably make guacamole at least once a week in our house. I've tampered with a bunch of different recipes and it wasn't until my brother in law came over that my life was changed. Who knew that by taking a few ingredients out and adding a couple more that guacamole could go from good to great. My brother in law, Mario, showed me the way his family in Mexico makes Guac. Of course every time I make it, it's never as good as his, but it surely is way better than the way I was making it.
One thing about authentic cooking is there are often no measurements. My mother never really had recipes for most meals. She would just know how much to add. So with this recipe, I would suggest you use the handful method for any ingredients I don't list an exact amount.
* Now keep in mind that this is an altered version of my brother in law's recipe. He does some other tricks that I can't share with you lol.
What you need:
1 ripe avocado (not hard and not mushy; you want a soft feel)
1 hand full of fresh cilantro (rinse in cold water)
1 lime (you will be squeezing all of the juice into the blender, not rinds)
2 garlic cloves
1 handful of chopped green onions
1 shallot clove
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
* add half of a jalapeño to make it spicy
Place all of the ingredients into a Ninja and blend until smooth. Use a spatula and pour the guacamole into a bowl.
1 Ripe mango
1/4 chopped red onion
1 garlic clove
Handful of fresh cilantro
1 small lime
dash of salt and pepper
Peel and slice one ripe mango
chop the mango into pieces
chop the cilantro, onion, garlic, and jalapeño then place in a bowl with the mango. Squeeze the lime juice into the bowl, add the salt and pepper, slightly stir and enjoy.