View Full Version : Guacamole disaster!
10-31-2009, 04:52 PM
I was going to have a large portobella mushroom stuffed with guacamole tonight for dinner. It sounded good.
OMG the guacamole came out so nasty! At first I thought I put too much onion in it. But I think it was too much cilantro. That was all I could taste. Onion and cilantro. I tried to add sea salt and that didn't help.
It was so bad that after 2 bites I thought I was going to be sick!
Does anyone have a really good guacamole recipe so I can try again the next time I get avocados? I used the one from Alissa's book but I think I botched the recipe somehow. Her stuff is usually divine!
10-31-2009, 06:51 PM
Usually I just eyeball it, but I keep it simple. One large avacado (cubed for salad, smashed for traditional), 10 cherry tomatoes, 3/7 of a SWEET onion, 3 gloves of garlic slivers, and a pinch of salt and pepper. It's super important to use quality tomatoes and onions or else it'll come out sour and pungent.
10-31-2009, 07:17 PM
3/7 of an onion???:rolleyes: are you sure you don't round it up to a half!!! LOL
10-31-2009, 07:51 PM
Might as well i 'spose =}
I guess 3/7 of a huge tomato is half of a smaller. I usually do chunky guacamole salad, and the tomato chunks are a fraction smaller than the guacamole. I use cherry tomatoes cuz those are a lot sweeter than the bigger ones you get.
10-31-2009, 07:56 PM
i do guac by taste. avo, tomato, cilantro (i can't have too much!!), lime juice, salt, pepper.
10-31-2009, 08:40 PM
I like to keep it simple. Avocados, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper.
I don't like to put cilantro in guac. I'd save that for a nice tomato salsa.
10-31-2009, 09:33 PM
I made that recipe twice last week! But I made it from Alissa's DVD and I don't yet have the book to see what the recipe looks like written down.
The first time I put too much onion in and it was strong. I am another person that can have heaps of cilantro and it's never too much, I always wish I had more. Good luck with your next go of it!
10-31-2009, 09:52 PM
The basics - avocado, onion, tomato, salt and a pinch of chili powder.
Start with the avocado and as you add each thing, taste it. I probably use one fourth as much tomato and onion as I do avocado. Eventually you'll find a ratio you like and you'll be a guacamole expert.
When I saw your subject title, I thought how could there be a guacamole disaster! I'd take what you have and keep adding veggies to get a nice salad. Although you could be one of those people who just doesn't think cilantro tastes good - it's a genetic thing (from what I understand).
11-01-2009, 02:29 AM
Don't throw it out.........Add it to a Smoothie.
11-01-2009, 09:15 AM
Thank you everyone for the recipes! Spicyfull, I'm afraid to add it to anything. It really was horrible. lol I wish I had a compost bin (trying to talk my husband into getting one or making one) because then I wouldn't have felt like it was such a waste.
*hugs to all*
11-01-2009, 09:52 AM
I use Alissa's recipe and follow it exactly - it comes out perfect every time!
... one of those people who just doesn't think cilantro tastes good - it's a genetic thing (from what I understand).
Interesting! I abhor cliantro. Didn't know it was a genetic taste. Ugh. It ruins every thing it touches.
I love guacamole, however, and mine is made up of: avocado (diced & chunky by hand, not overly smooth from a FP), chopped onion or garlic (depending what's on hand), diced tomato, fresh lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic salt. Yum! Scoop up and eat with celery sticks. mmmmm, wish I had some now.
11-01-2009, 01:17 PM
I use avocado onion lemon cumin tomatoes and garlic. NO CILANTRO I can't do cilantro or any of the spicy veggies.
11-02-2009, 11:15 AM
I love avocadoes and I love guacamole. I make mine very simply. I just mash up the avo, add fresh lemon juice and season with sea salt, garlic and sometimes cumin. It is the best!
11-02-2009, 12:34 PM
maybe your avocado wasn't ripe enough or was too ripe? otherwise, you can generally add more avo or tomato to balance flavor.
i never measure, but always include (all fresh!)
splash hot sauce
sea salt and pepper to taste
try again becasue good guac is the BEST!
11-02-2009, 12:54 PM
I was thinking the same thing, if the avocado was too ripe it tastes nasty (rancid), and if it's too hard and unripe it just doesn't taste good.
11-06-2009, 01:28 AM
Mmmm...guacamole is so amazing! I just keep it simple though. I never measure, but I usually just put in sea salt, ground black pepper, minced garlic or garlic powder, and (my mom's secret ingredient) soy sauce/nama shoyu. I always wondered why her guacamole was so good, and that was why. Make sure you only use a tiny bit, though!
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