Guacamole

Guacamole
Avocados are one of my all time favourite foods and the best way to enjoy them is in a homemade guacamole! Guacamole, aka guac, was developed by the Aztecs and is now common in Mexican cuisine. Guacamole was traditionally made with avocados and salt in a mortar and pestle and these days, extras are added with my favourites being: lime juice, jalapenos, cilantro, tomato and onion. 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. The jalapeno adds some spicy heat, which goes well with the cool and creamy avocado, and the onion adds a nice pungency while the cilantro brings it all home. Guacamole can be enjoyed as a salad, salsa, dip, spread, and many other ways! Check out the huge list of recipes that use guacamole below!

Guacamole
This is the best guacamole recipe!

Guacamole
Exposure to air starts to turn the avocado and guacamole brown... so it's best enjoyed fresh! Lime juice helps prevent this and keep it bright, fresh and green longer! If you want to make it ahead, or if you need to store it for a while, cover the guacamole with plastic wrap.

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

Guacamole
Enjoy this fresh homemade 10 minute guacamole any time!

Guacamole
Authentic guacamole! Simple guacamole! Amazing guacamole!

Guacamole
Guacamole

Guacamole

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

A quick, easy and simple fresh homemade guacamole recipe that is so nice and cool, creamy, and perfect for your dipping pleasure!


ingredients
  • 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
directions
  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

12 comments:

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.
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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.
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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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