I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not much of a football fan. However, growing up in a football family never left me much of a choice in participating in game days. I quickly learned to find things that I DO enjoy…tailgates, squares, and most of all…the food.
Yes, football fans sure know how to put out an impressive spread of food. During football season I often find myself dreaming, not of playoffs and fantasy teams, but of hot wings and jalapeño poppers.
But nothing, and I mean NOTHING, beats a good chip dip! The possibilities here are endless. One dip I can guarantee will be a hit at any game day, or party in general, is a fresh, HOMEMADE guacamole.
That’s why I needed to share this game changing recipe with all of you!
Game Day Guacamole
Assemble the team! I try to use fresh ingredients as often as I can and this is a perfect opportunity for that.
Grab three ripe avocados, one lime for juicing, one small white onion, two firm Roma tomatoes, and some fresh cilantro. If you’re looking for more of a kick add in one diced jalapeño.
Toss the avocado in a large bowl with the lime.
Then use a fork or masher to mash the avocado. You can leave it chunky or make it smooth (use your personal preference).
This is also a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen. My toddler LOVES mashing with our mix ‘n’ chop!
Now to spice things up! Add in 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of cumin, 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, and don’t forget the garlic (1 clove minced)! You can also add in a tbsp of cilantro. For me, this is the most important step. Nobody wants bland guac!
Dice and stir in your tomatoes and onions (and optional jalapeño). I prefer to use my manual food processor for this because it’s faster and results in less tears from the onion!
If you have a little helper in your kitchen this is another great job for them.
Now it’s time to chill and serve with chips!
Game Day Guacamole
- 3 avocados
- 1 lime (to juice)
- 1 jalapeño (optional)
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 1 small white onion
- 2 roma tomatoes
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Toss avocado in a large bowl with lime juice.
- With a fork or masher, mash the avocado (until chunky or smooth).
- Add spices and garlic, mix well.
- Chop tomatoes, onion, and (optional) jalapeño. Then add to guacamole and stir. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Then chill and serve with tortilla chips!
This guacamole goes great on toast in the mornings as well!
Share your favorite Game Day appetizers below! You can also check out some of my time saving kitchen products (including the ones used in this recipe) HERE!