Classic guacamole is the perfect mix of avocado, tomato, a bit of lime and some seasonings. This recipe makes a delicious heap of guacamole goodness perfect for dipping or topping your favorite Tex-Mex recipes.
Guacamole is one of those perfect foods that is both healthy and delicious. It’s easy to make too, so that makes it extra good. This recipe makes a classic guacamole that has great traditional flavor. It should be on a regular rotation at your table.
There are so many things to love about guacamole. One of the best parts is it is quick to make and requires very few ingredients.
My sister Chloe is a guacamole aficionado. So, when she heard that the theme of our girls night was Mexican she knew she had to make some.
We like our guacamole chunky, so I don’t worry about mashing the avocado too much or dicing the other ingredients too fine. For a smoother guac, just make sure you cut the tomatoes and herbs small and mash the avocado until it’s creamy.
This recipe is a really good one. Of course you can always start from here and make it your own. But then, why mess with perfection?
Guacamole is best served fresh. The avocado oxidizes easily when in contact with air, so you don’t want to make it too far in advance.
There are a few tips for making your guac last longer though. The first is built into the recipe.
The acid in the lime juice helps to slow down the oxidation. It also adds that bit of bright and fresh flavor!
If you don’t plan to eat the guacamole immediately after you make it, cover it with the plastic wrap touching the top of the guac. That will reduce the amount of air touching the avocado and slow down the browning. Place the bowl in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Some people swear by keeping an avocado pit in the bowl to keep oxidation down. I am not sure if there is science to support this idea, but I’d love to hear your experience.
- 3 avocados
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup green onion
- 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced or grated
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Peel the avocado. Sprinkle with salt and lime juice and mash to your desired consistency.
- Stir in remaining ingredients and serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.