Friday, March 7, 2008

Green Globs of Goodness: The Marnimole

This is how the Marnimole came into being. My boss brought a bunch of avocados into the office today from his yard. They were realllly soft. Soft as in, wait another day and they'd be making their own guacamole beneath the skin. It's early afternoon and Boss says to me, "Marni, come on, make guacamole for us. For happy hour tomorrow. And by guacamole, I mean Marnimole." [Note: I did not write down his exact quote. This is how my brain recalls it many hours later.] So at the end of the work day, I went to the office kitchen and claimed all the avocados that hadn't already been snatched up by coworkers and willed to make some guac tonight. Only one rule: Use what I have in my pantry; grocery store trip not allowed.

Here's what I did, more or less...

The Marnimole
Recipe by Me
Name coined by El Jefe

8 ripe avocados
Juice of 1 giant meyer lemon
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 Tbsp. Tapatio hot sauce
1 14.5-oz. can diced peeled tomatoes, juice drained and discarded
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, add the "meat" of the avocados. So that the avocados don't blacken, immediately stir in the lemon juice, ever so gently. Add the fresh garlic, garlic salt, hot sauce, tomatoes, salt, and pepper, and stir gently to blend. Don't mash the mixture or it will become soupy from using soft avocados. When the guacamole is as you like it, drop the pits of a couple of the avocados into the bowl. They look nice and I've heard they add shelf life to the guacamole.


Anonymous said...

That looks so delicious! Your office is so lucky!!

Jays said...


If you want to make another batch, I can send in some avocados with Robert. Lemme know.

FYI, in our house we call it "rockamole."

Marni said...


Tempting, Deborah, tempting...

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