Another Perfect Guacamole

Simple and classic is always delicious
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Yet again, we have another perfect guacamole recipe to work with. This one allows for creativity and flexibility, while keeping all of the basic principles of making guacamole intact. 

6
Servings
4
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

 

Back to Avocado 101!

 

Ingredients

  • large, ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 1/2  large onion, chopped and divided
  • 2  Tablespoons  lime juice, divided
  • Salt, to taste
  • jalapeño (optional)
  • 1/2  chopped cilantro (optional)
  • clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • small tomato, diced (optional)

Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, mash 1 avocado with a potato masher until smooth. Dice the other avocado into medium dice and set aside (do not add to the mashed avocado).

Add  ½ of the diced onion, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and salt to taste to a mortar and pestle.

If using the jalapeño, remove the stem and dice. For a spicy guacamole, leave the seeds in, but for a milder one, remove the seeds. Add ½ of the diced jalapeño to the mortar and pestle. If using cilantro and garlic, add ½ of the cilantro and all of the garlic to the mortar and pestle, as well. Grind together the ingredients until a thick paste is formed. Fold in the mashed avocado. Mix well so that all of the ingredients are evenly combined and check for seasonings. Add the diced avocado, the rest of the lime juice, and tomato last, and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Water
4g
0%

Guacamole Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Guacamole Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.