Easy Authentic Guacamole
My mom learned how to make this from a local of Guadalajara Mexico. It is very simple to make and quite delicious! It's always a big hit when I have guests over. Great for a margherita party! Serve with tortilla chips (try recipe #263512). Out of necessity, I have omitted the tomatoes and it still tastes great. I have also added a few tbsps of fresh chopped cilantro when I have it on hand.
- Ready In:
- 3 large ripe avocados (should give a little when squeezed)
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 plum tomatoes (~1 cup diced)
- 1 medium onion (~1 cup diced)
- 1 jalapeno
- Wash and discard the peels and seeds of your avocados and put the remaining flesh in a medium sized bowl.
- Add lime juice, salt and pepper and mash into the avocado with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
- Dice tomatoes, onion and jalapeño and stir into avocado mixture. Add more salt to taste.
- STORING: Put into serving dish and cover with plastic wrap so that the wrap is pressed directly on top of the guacamole (eliminating air exposure) and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- OPTIONAL PREP TIPS: Dicing Tomatoes - Half tomatoes then squeeze each half gently and use your fingers to get rid of seeds and excess juice then dice. Dicing Jalapeños - Slice the jalapeño in half lengthwise and pull out seeds and membrane. Slice lengthwise into long thin strips, then bunch the strips together and cut crosswise into very finely diced pieces. (Be sure to wash your hands and don't touch your eyes, I learned the hard way!).