Fresh Guacamole (© Photographer: Graça Victoria | Agency: Dreamstime.com)
First of all you have to make sure your avocado is ripe; it should give a little when you gently squeeze it. Here's a great video on how to cut it: http://www.expertvillage.com/video/60547_chopping-fruit-avacado.htm I've never tried the *bath of water* thing, but I do know that the lime or lemon will help keep it from turning brown (which BTW, has no affect on the taste, only the appearance).
After you scoop it out and maybe slice or dice it a little smaller, stick it in a zip-lock bag with some garlic powder and lime juice; the measurements on this are to your liking. I also like to add some fresh ground pepper. Then zip up the bag and just mush the avocado up with your hands! The ingredients get mixed, the avocado gets mushed, and when you're done, you can snip the tip off a corner of the bag and squirt it on sammiches, individual chips or crackers, into hollowed out cherry tomatoes... whatever!
Obviously if your avocado isn't ripe enough, this won't work so well, and your best bet is to dice it for salads or slice it for your sammich... Also if you want to add other ingredients, like diced tomatoes & onions (traditional guac ingredients), you can squish your avocado out of the bag, into a bowl and add it then. Oh, here's another cute video and recipe! ^-^
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