My recipe:

  • 8-12 avocados
  • 1-2 serranos/ jalapenos
  • 1 cup of diced cilantro
  • 1-2 lemons
  • 1-2 limes
  • 1/2 cups of onion (optional)
  • 1-2 tomatoes (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder

Making it:

     It is best to make guacamole right before you are about to serve it because avocados turn brown easily. I made mine the night before. Mine stayed green because I kept a few of the avocado seeds in the bowl and layered the top with lemon slices. I always start with the avocados. I cut them in half and then scoop out the meat with a spoon. You always want to season your main ingredient well. So salt, pepper, and garlic powder are added at this point. I usually add the citrus next. Lemons and limes are sometimes super juicy and other times have hardly anything. My lemons produced much juice, so I didn’t have to use that many. Next comes tomatoes. I am not a fan, but my family loves tomatoes. I like to gut my tomatoes, removing the seeds, but you do not have to. I then dice them finely. I do not put onions in my guacamole, but my sister Caree does. If you would like to add some, I would suggest you dice them small. Cilantro, you have to wash it well. Afterwards dry and chop till you have about a cup. The last ingredient that I always add last is the Serrano. Serranos’ seeds are hot. My mom’s hands turn bright red if she cuts them. I also gut the peppers and dice them even smaller. Now for the fun part, taste testing! You dip a chip into your guacamole and take a bit. You taste it to see if it needs more or less of an ingredient. Once you have fixed it to your likings, either keep it in the fridge or serve it with tortilla chips.

 Eating my classmates’ food:

     I love that we are able to make and try other people’s food. My favorite item was William’s churros. Even though they looked strange, they tasted wonderful. They had the perfect amount of cinnamon and sugar. I had already had every item before, so I wasn’t scared to try anything. My family loves Mexican food and I have been exposed to many Mexican dishes. Everything I tried was yummy and my classmates seemed to enjoy my guacamole. I believe this potluck went better than the last because we were more interested in the type of food and have a greater background knowledge of Mexican food due to Mexican influence around us.