Simple Guacamole

Guacamole is easy to make on your own and a great way to utilize your BFF avocados and veggies! Eat with chips, on tacos, on salads, in an omelet, or even on toast! How do you like to enjoy guacamole? 

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados (more on ripeness below!)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1.5 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt (could add more to taste)
  • Optional: 
    • 1 diced jalapeno pepper
    • Cilantro for topping
    • Cumin, garlic powder, and/or red pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop up red onion and set into a small bowl. ***Tip: If you do not like a strong onion taste, then cover with warm water before setting aside. This “de-flames” the onions, making them have a more diluted flavor
  2. Cut avocados in half, lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seed. Scoop out the flesh and add to a bowl
  3. Add lime juice then use a fork to gently mash until creamy, but still slightly chunky. Stir in the tomato, cilantro, onions, and salt.  If adding in optional seasonings or jalapenos/other peppers, add those in at this time as well. Taste the guacamole and adjust with additional salt, peppers, or lime juice

Tips

  • The guacamole will stay better if covered with plastic wrap directly in contact with the guacamole in the refrigerator.
  • When bad, the guacamole will get a significantly brown and slimy coating or drainage. 
  • Avocados are ripe when they skin is dark green to nearly black with a slightly bumpy texture. The avocado will give slightly to gentle pressure. Store them on the counter until just before ripe, and store in the refrigerator at this point.  This will stop the ripening process until ready to use. 
Jessica Witkin