Nothing beats fresh guacamole and it is so easy to make! This guacamole recipe is perfect on its own or with your favorite Mexican dish.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Guacamole is delicious! And it is also easy to make. The hardest part seems to be finding the avocados that are just right. Not too hard, but not too soft. I’ve got some tips for you below to help you pick the perfect avocado.
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!
- Cayenne Pepper
How to make guacamole
Because there are so few ingredients, fresh ingredients are very important. You want to make sure your avocado, tomato, and lime juice are all as fresh as possible.
- In a bowl, use a fork to mash together the avocados, I like my guacamole a little chunky, so I lightly mash the avocados.
- Add in the lime juice, and salt.
- Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic.
- Stir in cayenne pepper.
- Refrigerate 1 hour before serving in an air tight container.
- If I am in a hurry, I will buy the fresh pico you can find in the produce section of the grocery store instead of dicing my own tomatoes and onion.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if an avocado is ripe?
– Check the skin color. The riper ones will be darker. Check for any indentations which could indicate bruising.
– Gently squeeze the avocado with the palm of the hand, it should give a little, but not too much which can indicate over ripeness.
– Remove the little stem off the end of the avocado. If you see green, it is a good avocado, if it is brown you don’t want it.
– If you are not going to use the avocado within 2-3 days be sure and buy ones that are firmer to the touch.
How can I ripen a firm avocado?
Avocados actually don’t ripen on the tree, they ripen after being picked. To speed up the avocado ripening process , place them in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana for two to three days until they are ripe.
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- 3-4 avocados diced
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/2 c diced onion
- 3 Tbsp cilantro chopped
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 pinch cayenne
- 1 tsp salt
- 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