You may already have a favorite guacamole recipe. But I thought why not share one of my favorite. I love avocados, they are so delish and so good for you. The trick to a good guacamole is to not mash the avocados thoroughly, but leave it chunky. Then create a perfect balance of salt and lime juice, add some red onions and there you have it. if you like your's spicy, add some diced jalapeño, I always do. Some add diced tomato. I am personally not a fan of adding them to guacamole, I like mine crunchy.
Essentially all you need is some salt and lime juice, that makes it plenty delicious. But here is the basic recipe that I use. Serve as a dip with crisp crudité, dollop into fajitas, quesadillas, tostadas or burritos. So quick and easy, so festive, great for your next party.
2 medium avocados
1 lime, juiced
1/2 medium red onion, minced
1 large clove garlic, finely grated
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
Salt and fresh pepper, to taste
1/2 jalapeño, diced (optional)
- Peel and pit the avocado. Place the pulp in a bowl and mash it coarsely with a fork leaving some large chunks.
- Add lime juice, salt, pepper, cilantro, red onion, garlic and mix thoroughly.
- If you are serving this at a later time, cover tightly with plastic wrap so no air gets on it to keep the guacamole from turning brown.
- Keep chilled till serving.