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Guacamole

This easy, delicious homemade guacamole is better than anything store-bought and totally addictive!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 104kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados large, ripe
  • 1/3 cup red onion finely diced.
  • 1/2 cup cilantro fresh, chopped.
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced.
  • 2 lime juiced.
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt.

Instructions

  • Halve and remove stem and seeds from jalapeño. Place skin side up and dice finely.
  • Finely dice red onion or shallot.
  • Mince garlic cloves.
  • Place jalapeño, onion, and garlic in a large bowl. Sprinkle salt, then squeeze lime juice over them. Toss and set aside.
  • Remove cilantro leaves from stem, and chop. Transfer to bowl.
  • Halve and CAREFULLY remove avocado pits. Use a knife to cut into the pit, twist and remove. Don't stab at it...
  • Scoop avocado from skin, dice, and transfer to bowl.
  • Mash mixture together. I used a potato masher but a fork will work too. Leave larger chunks if you enjoy some more texture in your guac.
  • Taste and add more salt and lime juice to taste if desired.

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Notes

  • Use fresh ingredients! Perfect guac is all about starting with great fresh avocados, limes etc.
  • If you're making the guac ahead of time spritz a little extra lime on top and place plastic wrap on the top so no air is around to brown the dip.
  • Taste your guac as you go, add salt, extra lime garlic jalapeño, etc at the end if needed.
  • Marinating the onions and garlic with the lime juice as you work on the rest of the recipe takes the bite out and imparts a great more mellow flavor. You can reserve some of the marinated onion and add it back in at the end to taste if you're not the biggest fan.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg