Guacamole: A Simply Easy Recipe
This is the BEST Guacamole Recipe You Will Ever Make!
I have the best guacamole recipe! Yes, purely easy! How do you like yours? Some people love their guacamole dip with all the fixins! Tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, etc. I love it any way I can get it. But, I do not like a lot of heat! But that is just me. So, let us duke it out. I am famous for my guacamole. Honest. My recipe is just plain simple and easy. I do not add mayo, cottage cheese (yes, there are those who do! ), or fancy dancey additions. If you want them then you can add them to my wonderful, easy, pure guacamole.
Images are mine unless stated otherwise.
2 Free Tips for your Guacamole:
1) use a flat bottomed bowl- it makes mashing the avocado easier
2) put the seed (pit) from the avocado in the guacamole to help keep it from turning dark. (note: the lime juice also helps with this as well; but, it is best to use this avocado dip asap! )
Do you like your guacamole "pure"? - Just avacado, lime juice and a little garlic and sea salt!
Hey all you "MonkeyBrains" (just kidding!), tell us all just how you like your guacamole! I am interested in what you are thinking and so is everyone else! There are several more chances for you to tell the world about your favorite guacamole below.
Just keep on scrolling, reading and participating!
Do you like "pure" guacamole?
No, I like to add lots of ingredients!
How do you like to EAT guacamole? - Haas Avocado is Pictured below:
It cannot be said too many time, the Haas avocado is the best one to use for guacamole dips and salads.
Image of the Haas Avocado is from Microsoft Clip Art
Some like to have a guacamole salad. Some love to dip it up!
What is your prefered method of eating guacamole?
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Enjoy some guacamole and margaritas while you watch party goers have their photo taken. If you use your smartphone, you can upload to Facebook or Twitter immediately. What fun.
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How to choose an avacado:
How do I choose an avocado? I only use Haas Avocados in my guacamole. They have a rough, bumpy skin. Choose dark (almost black) avocados that are slightly soft when you feel them. If the avocados are more green than black, let them ripen for later use. If they are very soft, you can still use them, but you will have to discard some of the flesh because of discoloration. Nutrition Facts for this Guacamole Recipe: Per 1/4- cup serving: 310 calories; 21 g fat ( 4 g sat , 10 g mono ); 7 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 6 g fiber; 451 mg sodium; 505 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Folate (16% daily value) Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2 Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 fat
- Prep time: 30 min
- Ready in: 30 min
- Yields: 16 servings (4 cups total quantity)
Ingredients for my Guacamole:
- 6 Haas Avacados
- 6 unpeeled garlic cloves (or use how many you want)
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice ( usually takes 1 lime to get this amount)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (amount you use is optional)
- cup chopped onion - to taste (optional)
- chopped jalapeno - to taste (optional)
- chopped fresh basil (an optional substitute for cilantro)
- drained chopped tomato (optional)
- fresh chopped tomato to taste (optional)
- Roast the unpeeled garlic in a dry skillet using medium heat until soft and blackened (brown) in spots (see image by clicking here). You turn the cloves occasionally, but you do need to watch them. This "roasting" takes at least 10 to 15 minutes. Peel and chop. Peel the avocados and put them in a bowl. Add the roasted garlic, lime juice and salt. Personally, I like using a flat bottomed bowl. Mash using a potato masher (if you have one) or use a fork. Leave chunks. You can add the rest of your "optional" ingredients here as well. Mix well, but leave some chunks of avocado. Chunks prove that your dip is homemade. Kind of like real mashed potatoes. You can keep scrolling down the page to see some really great pictures of me making my homemade avocado dip. You can prepare and store your guacamole, covered, in the fridge for one day. Remember the "tip" of leaving a pit in the bowl. Remember to take it out before you serve it. Do you have a fancy bowl? I used a white covered dish to take my guacamole to a party.
How to Make Guacamole--Photo Images - Click on images to make them larger and see explanationsClick thumbnail to view full-size
How to Slice and Remove Pit from an Avocado: - The first step in making guacamole!
Step 1: stick the point of a large knife in the top near the stem-end of the avocado
Step 2: Find the pit or seed with the tip of the knife
Step 3: and slowly make one slice around the fruit following the pit.
Step 4: When done slicing, give the avocado a gently 1/4 turn and lift it apart.
Step 5: Gently whack the pit with the cutting blade of the knife sticking it in the seed.
Step 6: Give the seed (pit) a gentle quarter turn and lift it out!
Store your gucamole in this dish!
I own an entire set of Rubbermaid food storage containers. They are dishwasher safe and easy to open and close!
How to Peel and Avocado for Guacamole - 2nd step for a good dip
I find no need to use a knife or a spoon to peel a ripe avacado. I know, I misspelled a word. I discovered that I have been doing that for a long time. After writing this page, I will never forget how to spell "avocado" ever again.
Do you like tomatoes in your Guacamole?
Here is a tip for tomato lovers:
Drain your tomatoes before you add them to the guacamole. Here is how you do it: slice the tomato; sprinkle with a little salt; place the slices on a paper towel or in a colander for about 30 minutes. This takes the extra moisture out of the 'mater and will keep your guacamole from becoming too runny or "soupy".
I would also wait to add the chopped tomato until you are ready to serve it.
Tomatoes are wonderful in Guacamole; do you agree?
No, they are gross in that beautiful green dip.
Jalapeno in your Avocado Dip? - Have some sour cream on hand if you do like heat!
I must admit that I do love a bit of heat--but not too much. I chop the seeded jalapeno; some connoisseurs love the peppers sliced. You can also put a little of the juice from the jalapeno jar or can in the guacamole. Be careful not to add too much. Don't want your guacamole runny, do you?
Do you like the heat of jalapeno peppers in your guacamole?
Is your mouth burning?
Sour cream is a cure for heat in your mouth! That is why you see it served "on the side" with most "Mexican" food.
Onion in your Dip?
Red or sweet white onions are great in guacamole. Sometimes I used thinly sliced green onion with the tops. Yum!
Do you like onion in your Guacamole?
If you have a favorite ingredient that I did not mention or a recipe for guacamole -- please feel free to put it in you comment.
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