It wasn't until a year ago that I actually tried the mysterious substance. I'm not sure I would have liked it as a child, but my refined adult palate thinks it is quite awesome. Plus it's so much fun to say. Especially if you shorten it to 'guac'. It just has that cool-cat feel... like saying 'Stang or 'Vette or Strat.
I didn't follow my cookbook recipe for two reasons- 1) there was no way I was going to buy 10 avacados. 2) I was too lazy to weigh out all the ingredients. It's not like the whole recipe is going to flop if I add too many tomatoes. However, I did (kind of) follow the ingredient list, which included avacados, lime juice, salt, pepper, coriander, tomatoes, and hot sauce. I added hot pepper flakes thanks to my lack of jalepenos, but still don't think I got it hot enough. That's what I love about guacamole- the cool, creamy avacado, contrasted with heat. So addicting.
Basically I mashed up the avacado, and then added the other stuff until I thought it tasted right. Since I've had guacamole like four times in my entire life, I know how it's supposed to taste. LOL. I just stopped putting stuff in when it tasted good.