El Greatest Guacamole Recipe

Staff Writer
El Greatest Guacamole Recipe
Lauren Topor

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Nancy Zaslavsky serves this chunky guacamole recipe with one or two table salsas, so she tries to avoid putting the salsa ingredients in the guacamole so that the avocado taste is front and center. — Yasmin Fahr

6
Servings
179
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe, soft (not mushy) Hass avocados
  • 2 limes, preferably Mexican/key lime
  • 1/2 Cup minced white onion
  • 1/4 Cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 1/4 Cup bright red pomegranate seeds, if available

Directions

Cut an avocado all around, vertically, through the skin and fruit to the pit. Pick up the half with the pit. With attitude, hit the pit with the knife’s blade until the blade sticks in the pit. Wiggle the blade and the pit will come free. Using a towel, remove and discard pit. Scoop out the avocado from both halves into a bowl. Continue with the others.

Squeeze the limes over the avocado. Stir in the onion, cilantro, and salt. Keep the guacamole lumpy — do not mash to a purée!

Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds for a stellar presentation. Serve immediately with table salsa. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
23%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
10µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.5%
Vitamin C
18mg
31%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
25µg
31%
Calcium
24mg
2%
Fiber
8g
32%
Folate (food)
89µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
89µg
22%
Iron
0.7mg
4.2%
Magnesium
33mg
8%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
63mg
9%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
550mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.4%
Sodium
87mg
4%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.8%