Happy Cinco de Mayo!

For Cinco de mayo I had to make a batch of one of my favourite Mexican dishes, guacamole, and I figured that I would take the opportunity to update the photos for this recipe! At it's base guacamole is mashed avocados and from there you can start adding more ingredients like lime juice and salt. The lime juice adds a brightness to guacamole and helps prevent the avocados from turning brown and the salt balances the sourness of the lime juice. For the remaining ingredients I like to keep my guacamole nice and fresh and simple by using tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers and cilantro. Guacamole is very versatile in that it can be enjoyed by itself for dipping or as an ingredient in many different recipes! (Take a look below for some ideas!) No matter how you make it or how you serve it, this guacamole is sure to please!



It's so amazingly good just with tortilla chips for dipping!


Some of the older photos.



Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4

Cool and creamy avocado guacamole that is perfect for your dipping pleasure.

  • 2 large avocados, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1 romano/plum tomato, seeded and finely diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste
  1. Mix everything and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 144, Fat 19g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 10mg, Carbs 12g (Fiber 9g, Sugars 1g), Protein 2g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


TheGourmetCoffeeGuy said...

Guacamole is delicious, especially with cilantro and cumin as you have in your recipe. Best when prepared fresh.
Like your recipe very much, nice photo.

Tracy said...

I am more of a purist when it comes to guacamole, but the one ingredient I do add is some really good extra virgin olive oil, not a lot. It gives it a nice rich taste.

PatrickSarah Brondos said...

Your 'recipe' (I just throw mine together too) is a lot like mine! But when the mood strikes, I make "High Spirited Guacamole" -- just add tequila and a little crushed red pepper and a little cayenne... :)

Kevin said...

PatrickSarah Brondos: I never thought to add tequila to guacamole! I will have to try it! :)

Natalie said...

your recipe is very similar to mine, with the exception that I use green onion and I like my guac with a hit of fresh garlic

Apolita said...

Hi Kevin,

In the Philippines we eat our avocado more like a smoothie...mashed...add some milk and sugar and keep it in the fridge to make it cold or add ice...but I prefer it a bit frozen...just a little bit on the sides of the container...try it so good!

Kevin Lynch said...

Apolita: I like the sound of a guacamole smoothie!

Anonymous said...

This really looks good cannot wait to try! Thank you so much for this :)

Melissa Cantrell said...

Wow. That looks like the perfect guacamole with fresh ingredients, it must be very vibrant in flavor. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you, Kevin.

Germaine Dubois said...

My recipe is a bit different I omit the peppers and cilantro and add helman mayo its creamy and so yummy..

Gaby @ What's Gaby Cooking said...

This is guacamole perfection!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom said...

Kevin, this is exactly how I make my guacamole. . love this!!! delicious!!!

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