Why is it so hard to find perfectly ripe avocados? I went to four stores, and I did finally find some, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Here’s a trick that one of my chef friends taught me: take the hard avocados and put them in the food processor with a little olive oil. Works like a charm. And you’re only adding healthy fat to something that is already healthy fat, so if you have a party and you’re in a bind, I highly recommend it. You’re avocados won’t be chunky but they’ll taste perfectly ripe.
In this case it wasn’t necessary and I got a nice, chunky avocado salsa. Which is to say guacamole. Whatever you want to call it, it was a big hit at our holiday party and I should have made more!
Recipe on page 11.