When I was 13 years old, I took my first trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with my dad and step-mom Jane. I got to take off two days of school right at Valentine’s Day. Wowzers, I thought I was the coolest girl on the block. Taking off school, flying to Atlanta alone, then flying to Mexico for a winter vacation. I still remember that trip – lots of hand squeezed orange juice, many walks up the big cobblestone hill, cheap new beaded necklaces and bracelets, tons of pictures on my digital camera, and memories to last forever.
San Miguel used to be a hidden gem, a beautiful, historic city swept away in the middle of Mexico for only insiders to find. While it is still beautiful & charming, the tourism has certainly increased. It was voted Travel + Leisure’s #1 City in the World just this year. Our sweet San Miguel is no longer a secret. But, before all the hype & attention, my dad made a very wise decision to purchase a home in San Miguel. It was run-down and hardly complete, but he could see the value in such a desirable city. Now, our home rents year-round to tourists & visitors from all over the world. Good job, Dad. You were wise.
The best part of our home? The views are great. The home is cozy. We are right in town. But, nothing can top our dear friend and house manager, Berta. Berta is the true gem of Casa Carolina del Sur. She is caring, kind, a hard worker and loves her family with every bit of her being. She cooks the best enchiladas verde, can get even the toughest salsa stains out of your white shirt, and she always lights up a room when she walks in. Y’all, she is the best.
Last time I was in San Miguel, my girlfriends, my mom, and I indulged in a little too much guacamole. Everyone that stays at Casa Carolina del Sur knows that guacamole is Berta’s specialty. No restaurant guac compares… And, nothing is better than sitting on the rooftop & snacking on some chips and guac after a long day of exploring. YUMMY.
I loved Berta’s guacamole SO much I asked her to teach me. There’s no way my guacamole will ever compare to her’s, buttttt with all the same ingredients, I bet it will taste pretty darn good.
Here’s the gist of it…
Berta doesn’t measure all of her ingredients. She’s just a natural guacamole expert!
Red Onion (finely chopped)
Cilantro (finely chopped)
1-2 Roma Tomatoes, Peeled & Cubed
Half of a Jalapeno Pepper (or spicy pepper of your choice)
3-4 Ripe Avocados
Fresh Limes (Juiced)
1 table spoon Olive Oil
Salt (to taste)
Mix all ingredients together.
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips & cerveza.