Creamy Guacamole

November 15, 2019 by Nicole Collins

Have you guys picked up any new shows this season?

I'm always afraid to start watching brand new shows, because I don't want to fall in love with a show that's going to be cancelled as soon I get hooked.

Which always seems to happen to me.

I have recently just started watching Queer Eye on Netflix. I started out by seeing Karamo on Dancing with the Stars (whom I remember from his MTV days) and wanted to see what he was doing on this show. So, I put it on as background noise one day, became glued to the tv, and now I basically love the show.

There was an episode from this past season where Antoni said everyone thought he was crazy for putting greek yogurt in his guacamole. Well, as it turns out, the woman they were making over was Mexican, and her grandma always puts sour cream in her guac.

Antoni was shouting for joy, because he'd finally been validated! And the rest of the guys swore he paid her to say that she did that.

So, they're all gushing over how delicious the guac with the sour cream was, and immediately I knew I had to try it. I couldn't believe I'd never thought to do it before, actually.

I mean, everyone knows the best nacho bite is when you get the sour cream and the guac both on the same chip. So, I knew this was going to be a winner.

And, it was!

So today, we're making Creamy Guacamole!

This recipe is very traditional as far as ingredients: avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro, and lots of salt. We're not straying too far off course here.

However, the sour cream actually replaces the traditional lime juice component in our guac. We still get that same tang that we'd get from the lime. But, the addition of the sour cream just makes this guac so smooth and creamy. It's amazing!

And, the sour cream helps to preserve the guac a little bit to keep it from browning too quickly. If you need to keep the guacamole in the fridge for a few days, it will still be helpful to place a layer of plastic wrap directly on the guac to help keep it from browning. But, even if you get a thin brown layer on top, the guac stays bright green underneath!

I love the texture of this Creamy Guac, too. I usually leave my guac on the chunkier side, and you still get some good texture thanks to the veggies in the mix. But, I'm telling you. This dip is soooooo creamy. It's smooth and cool but still has lots of kick from the red onion, acidity from the tomatoes, and a pop of freshness from the cilantro. It's just so amazing.

Alright guys, if there's any new “must see tv” this season that I need to check out, let me know!

But, if you get me hooked on a show that get's cancelled...no more guac for you!

J/k...maybe.

Enjoy, and let's eat!

Creamy Guacamole

Serves: about 2 cups Print

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted

  • 1 roma tomato, diced

  • ¼ cup red onion, minced

  • 2 tbsp sour cream

  • ½ tbsp cilantro, chopped

  • salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash avocado with a fork to your desired texture. Add tomato, red onion, sour cream, cilantro, and a generous pinch of salt. Stir to combine. Serve immediately!

Recipe notes:

*Guacamole is best served fresh, because avocados get funky when they're in contact with oxygen for too long. You can store leftovers for 2-3 days by storing guac in a glass container and placing a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the guac before placing the lid on the container. You may have to scrape off the top layer, but it stays bright green below!

*To choose a perfectly ripe avocado, give the avocado a light squeeze with your fingers. You want it to have a little give, but you don't want it to be too soft when you apply a little pressure. Too soft means it's past it's prime. Too hard means it needs a few more days before it's edible. It's the same process and feel as picking the perfect peach. Another trick is to pop off the nubbin at the top of the avocado. If it's still green underneath and the avocado has a slight softness when you squeeze it, the avocado is perfect! If it's brown underneath, move on to another avocado.

*The sour cream replaces traditional lime juice in our guac, but it brings that same tangy bite that we'd expect from the citrus. It also helps to keep our guac from browning too quickly. It doesn't matter if you use light or regular sour cream.

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