Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Riverwalk Guacamole

One of the most famous attractions of Texas is the Riverwalk in San Antonio. It's a great place to stroll...take a riverboat cruise...and there are restaurants galore to pick from. We just returned from a visit to Texas...and a wonderful time on the Riverwalk...and memories of the guacamole will live on!

We walked by a Bistro where they were making fresh guacamole at the table...and before long we found ourselves sitting at one of their tables. Who can resist? We ordered a 'guacamole-for-two' salad...prepared right at the table. It was good to the last lick...and I would have liked to order another...and another! But instead I had the server explain exactly what she was doing...and have already enjoyed my copycat guacamole at home.

Ingredients:
  • Juice of 1/2 of an orange
  • Juice of 1 a lime
  • 2 avocado ...pitted and scooped out of skin
  • 1 small Roma tomato...diced
  • 2 Tblsp diced red onions
  • 1 Tblsp chopped cilantro...or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground sea salt

Directions:

Squeeze juices into bowl.

Add avocado and coarsely chop.

Add onions, chopped tomato,and cilantro...fold into avocado mixture.

Add salt.

Result should be crudely chopped not mashed.


That’s it. I think the key is to getting avacado that is at it's peak...it should be a little dark-skinned and somewhat soft when squeezed.

I posted some photos of the 'real thing' over at My Front Porch today, if you want to take a peek. A cast iron bowl for presentation would be nice...but the taste is the same. Enjoy!

21 comments:

  1. That looks lovely...never thought of putting some orange juice.Now that I have to try! I love guacamole.Thank you...

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  2. Yummy I love Guacamole and the riverwalk. I have been looking for a great recipe. Thanks

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  3. I never imagined using orange juice in Guacamole, sound intriguing. Can't wait to try it.

    Gina from Eat at Bett's

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  4. My husband makes guacamole often, but the orange juice is an interesting idea. Will try it.

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  5. i love guacamole, yet have never made it.
    this recipe sure does look appealing.

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  6. Yummy! I love Mexican food!....Christine

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  7. I have to confess, I'm a middle-aged woman and I have NEVER liked to cook. Well, never till I found your blog. I've been following for the last couple of months and you guys are great! And oh, I love Guacamole..... and bread, and the cookies, and the biscuits..... Keep on posting, these recipes are ALL keepers. Ok, off to the market for fresh tomatoes!


    Michelle in WA

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  8. Oh yummy. . I often purchase ready made stuff....but i think.. i'll buy an avacado instead...looks so good!

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  9. I like to add more than a few dashes of New Mexican Chili Powder too...it's very tasty.

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  10. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Texas and the Riverwalk is where my husband and I celebrated our anniversary a couple of years ago. It was nearly Christmas and the lights were beautiful.

    I've never put orange juice in guacamole, but it sounds good.

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  11. I think I'm taking a trip to Hoffstede's right now.

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  12. For me, Guacamole is the ultimate comfort food. And I need a lot of comforting! Just a bowl and a spoon... that's all I need. I think the orange juice sounds wonderful.

    Cottonpickinfarm
    www.cottonpickinfarm.blogspot.com

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  13. I love guacamole..I'll have to make this sometime to share with my daughters.
    So fun to watch it being prepared at your table!

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  14. Well...now that looks pretty terrific I must say! Hmmmm I like that it is not mushed to smithereens! More of a salad! Avocado is sooo good for you too! Thanks for sharing that!

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  15. I like to make guac in a metate. I picked mine up at a Mexican market for like $3.

    But, I'm a purist. My favorite type of guac is coarsely mashed (with a fork) avocado, salt, and a bit of lime juice. That's it. If I must, I'll put a tiny bit of tomato and onion in, but I think cilantro overwhelms the perfection that is a ripe avocado. (They are ripe when you gently tap the stem, and it falls off; when underneath it is brown, not green; and the skin, when pressed, gives a bit but not too much. Not all avocados are black when ripe.) I might try a shot of orange juice along with my lime next time, that sounds interesting-- but not that much, that's too much liquid for my tastes!

    Of course, I'm spoiled. I get free avocados from friends' trees all summer...

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  16. Had to sign back in to let you know that I mentioned your Riverwalk Guacamole copycat and your blog on mine. I couldn't seem to help myself... I've been dreaming of your recipe for Riverwalk Guac all day!

    http://cottonpickinfarm.blogspot.com/2009/04/pintos-and-cheese.html

    Cottonpickinfarm
    www.cottonpickinfarm.blogspot.com

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  17. I like Trish's words, "pretty terrific!" I will be back for this one.

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  18. Judy, my DIL taught me to make guacamole, and she also said to chop the avocados as opposed to mashing them. Apparently the flavour is better when they are chopped. Except for the orange juice and cilantro, my recipe is similar. It's always a hit.

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  19. I make mexican food often and this looks so good. I usually have a fresh avacado in the kitchen. A nice recipe for adding to a BBQ as well. Kathy

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  20. I have heard about that River Walk from Strider. Someday...

    This sounds delicious,a new twist with the orange. I will have to check out your blog.

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