Guacamole

Guacamole is a delicious and popular Mexican dip made primarily from ripe avocados, which are mashed to a creamy consistency and mixed with ingredients such as lime juice, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and salt. It is known for its rich, creamy texture and flavorful taste. Guacamole is not only a versatile dip for chips but also a fantastic topping for tacos, burritos, and other Mexican dishes.

Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe, (Full Recipe Below)

  1. Avocado – Avocado is the foundation for this dish. Use ripe avocados!
  2. Tomato – Tomatoes add a juicy element, I like using roma potatoes
  3. Red Onion – Red onions provide a sharp flavor and a nice crunch
  4. Jalapeno – Jalapenos bring a spicy kick to this recipe, you can add as little or as much as you like
  5. Cilantro – Cilantro brightens up the cilantro and is a mandatory ingredient
  6. Lime – lime juice is the acidic element of this dish, it brings out all the flavors
  7. Salt – We can’t live without salt! Kosher is best.

How can I keep it from turning brown?

  • To prevent guacamole from browning, press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole, removing as much air as possible before sealing it.

What can I add to to give it a spicy kick?

  • Adding finely diced jalapeño peppers or a few dashes of hot sauce can give your guacamole a spicy kick.

Can I make guacamole ahead of time?

  • Yes, you can make this dish ahead of time. Store it properly by following the tip in the first question to prevent browning.

How ripe should avocados be for making guacamole?

  • Avocados should be ripe but not overly soft when making guacamole. They should yield to gentle pressure, but not be mushy.

Guacamole

Guacamole

Easy, Creamy, Guacamole

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Prep Time 15 minutes


Course Side Dish, dinner, lunchCuisine American, Mexican


Servings 6Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 4 large ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup tomato diced
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl.
  • Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Mix in finely chopped onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and diced tomato. Add lime juice and mix everything together.
  • Season with salt to taste and mix everything together until well combined.


Keyword guac, guacamole, avocado, fresh, healthy

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