More Time At Home=More Time to Cook
Since social distancing and staying home has become necessary, we’ve had more time and energy to place into our cooking skills! Plus, since we can’t travel right now, food and music are some of the best ways to experience other cultures and flavors of the world. This week, we decided to make fajitas and homemade guacamole. We really enjoyed the meal, and put our unique spin on the homemade guac we created, so we wanted to share it with you all! Unfortunately, at the time, I didn’t know I would be sharing this on the blog, so there will not be many images for this post… but I hope you love the recipes!
This Guac was the hit of the night! Everyone couldn’t stop eating it. We made the guacamole with only a few, simple ingredients but it was so delicious! It had a strong lime flavor, so if you aren’t a fan of limes, I would add less than our recipe calls for. I was a little worried whenever I realized we weren’t using many fancy spices like the other recipes called for, but honestly, simple was best!
Our avocados weren’t ripe a day before we wanted to make this guac, so we put the avocados into a brown paper bag 2 days before. (We put them in the bag on Monday, and took them out on Wednesday) I had never tried this method before, but it worked great! They were perfectly ripe by the time we were ready to use them.
We doubled this recipe for 8 people and had plenty of leftovers!
Simple and Delcious Guacamole
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoons
- cutting knife
- 3 avocados
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- 1/2 tomato
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
- Cut and pit the avocadosPlace the pitted avocados into a medium-sized mixing bowl and smash the avocados until they are your desired chunkiness. We kept ours pretty chunky because that's how we prefer.
- Add salt and minced garlic to the mixing bowl with the pitted avocados.Gently stir until combined
- Juice the lime. Add the lime juice to the mixing bowl.
- Dice onions and tomato
- Add the onions and tomatoes and stir. Add more salt if desired.
Nutrition Facts: 6 servings- Calories: 137. Fat: 11 g. Carbohydrates: 9 g. Protein: 2 g
We served this guac with torilla chips (Santitas White Corn are one of my personal favorite kinds). We also added guac to our fajitas! It was absolutely delicious with both.
For the fajitas, we pretty much followed the recipe below from Savoring the Good. We loved this recipe specifically because it uses a Sous Vide! If you don’t have a sous vide, click HERE for a link to the highest-rated steak fajitas made without a sous vide.
We use a Sous Vide to cook all of our steaks. And it has been a game-changer. Sous Vides make a steak that is tender, flavorful, and just even more delicious. Below is the recipe we used and enjoyed. Except I would say- you might want to add a little extra seasoning! Ours came out a little under-seasoned. Also if you are looking for a sous vide to try out, here’s one that’s amazon’s choice, has an app to control it and is just under $100!Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano | Bluetooth | 750W | Anova App Included
We made the veggies after, and they were perfectly seasoned and cooked! We completely followed the recipe to make them.
All and all, this meal was delicious and definitely one we will make again! Let me know what you think in the comments!