Guacamole

I have become a recent guacamole convert.

You have probably already guessed but it is definitely a texture issue for me.

With all my fajita experimenting lately I have tried out a few guacamole recipes too and have discovered that fresh guacamole is quite nice.  It is also easy to make.  The hardest part seems to be finding the avocados that are just right – not too hard and hot too soft.

Guacamole doesn’t have too many ingredients but fresh ingredients are important – avocado, tomato, lime  juice etc.

guacamole

The other great thing about guacamole is that it’s good for you – avocados are good for your heart, they help fight cancer, and prevent strokes.

I love foods that make me feel healthy while I’m eating it!

guacamole

I like my guacamole a little chunky so I just smash up the ripe avocados with a fork and then add in everything else.  I also like to refrigerate it for at least an hour so it is cold.

guacamole

Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 2-3 avocados, depending on size. Peel, pit and mash
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 c diced onion
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In bowl, use a fork to mash together the avocados
  • Add in the lime juice, and salt
  • Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic
  • Stir in cayenne pepper
  • Refrigerate 1 hour or serve immediately

recipe from allrecipes.com

Comments

  1. 1
    Karen says:

    I LOVE guacamole too. You’re right-homemade is the best. My husband whips it up w/o a recipe and the key he says is the right amount of salt– even with those salty chips which is an addicting combo. I also love it on taco salad.

  2. 2

    MMM! MMM! MMM! I really love guacamole. I agree with you, I like my guac a little chunky too!
    Bonnie@WhatAboutPie recently posted..Cobb Salad

  3. 3
    Merri says:

    My home-made version includes:

    * ripe avocados
    * fresh tomatoes/onion OR a few tablespoons of chunky salsa
    * lime juice
    * garlic salt
    * chili powder
    * tablespoon of mayo (for a creamier version)

  4. 4
    Brittany says:

    I love guacamole!!! I agree that it is hard to find the perfect avocado! Thanks for sharing!
    Brittany recently posted..Savannah- GA

  5. 5
    Paula says:

    I am a recent convert to guacamole too.
    I agree that fresh ingredients are essential, as well as having enough salt.
    My recipe is a bit different. I add purple onion and minced jalapeno. I don’t put tomatoes in mine. I’m from Texas and I love it spicey!
    Paula recently posted..Fabulous Finds!

  6. 6
    Lorilee says:

    I ADORE avocadoes straight and in guacamole! I will eat guacamole and skip dessert.
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

  7. 7
    lynn says:

    Welcome to the dark side :) Guacamole is amazing. It is sort of a hunt around here to find inexpensive avocados and make up a big batch.

  8. 8
    Kim says:

    I am a guacamole convert too. I don’t know how I lived before I liked it. I love red onions and a jalepeno or serano pepper in mine. Wish I had some avacados right now!

  9. 9
    Peggy says:

    Oh yes! My entire family is big guacamole fans. My kids have learned to make it. It’s a real treat when they shop and prepare it for us. Again great photos.

  10. 10

    I remember the first time I had guacamole that I liked and it blew my mind. I am a complete convert now. I eat it as often as I can and I definitely like avocados now!

  11. 11
    Catherine says:

    I can’t imagine life without guacamole! Ate it my whole life, but down here Tex-Mex is a way of life. My kids and husband are not into guac right now, but both my children ate it when they were very little. . . so I’m thinking they’ll come back to it some day. They are going through a picky phase right now . . .

    The other day, my oldest complained that my pancakes were too SOFT!! Can you imagine!! I’ll have to work on those hard, hockey puck-type pancakes! Tweens!!

  12. 12
    Karen Emerson says:

    I am a recent convert too after having freshly made guac at a restaurant! We’ve been using a Concord Foods mix, so I can’t wait to try this recipe. I even have a ripe avocado on the counter! YUM!

  13. 13
    Susan says:

    I had to make a recipe for my daughter to take to Spanish class today for their Cinco de Mayo celebration. I found this recipe on your blog and the class loved it. I gave you a shout out. Please see http://www.ugogrrl.com/2011/05/guacamole.html

    Great Blog! Susan
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