Oh, the guacamole recipe conundrum… As someone who has to do all the cooking and baking, it’s always a treat when someone else offers to make a meal for you. I’m easily impressed when people cook for me– I’ll practically eat anything, and I do so with great joy. There is just one rare instance in which very few people can impress me, and it’s with guacamole. Not enough lime, and my fervency to dip into the guacamole drops to a zero. It’s almost as exciting as huge puffy coats on a toddler in 60-degree weather (I was that child. Ask my mother.). My best friend Meghan knows this, and she’ll ensure you if we’re having guacamole, I’ll always add more lime.
I’m sure I’m not the only one. I feel like there’s a huge conundrum around guacamole, in general. It doesn’t matter whom I talk with– Mexican or non-Mexican, everyone has an opinion about how it should be made. I’ve read and heard it all. Some swear by lime, some insist that lime mustn’t even be present. I like lime. I need lime. It cuts through the richness of the avocado and adds something that makes my tastebuds sing. This is the limiest guacamole you’ll likely ever have, and I like it this way.