Another Perfect Guacamole

Staff Writer
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
113
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

 

Back to Avocado 101!

 

Ingredients

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

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
10g
15%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Protein
1g
3%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
5µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.5%
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
14µg
18%
Calcium
12mg
1%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
57µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
57µg
14%
Iron
0.4mg
2.2%
Magnesium
21mg
5%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
39mg
6%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
349mg
10%
Sodium
197mg
8%
Zinc
0.5mg
3%

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