2. Essential Seasonings for Good Guacamole from 8 Tips for Better Guacamole Slideshow

8 Tips for Better Guacamole Slideshow

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1. Best Avocados to Use and How to Tell When They're Ripe

We only use California-grown, Hass-variety avocados at Dos Caminos because they are the creamiest and most flavorful. The easiest way to determine if a California avocado is ripe is to gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. Ripe and ready-to-eat fruit will yield to gentle pressure. If it's not quite ripe, place it in a paper bag with a tomato or apple overnight; the natural gases they release will ripen the avocado quickly.