Perfect Guacamole Recipe

15 Aug

I grew up eating my Mexican grandmother’s cooking and her guacamole has always been one of my favorite recipes.  It’s a surprisingly simple recipe, but the freshness of the ingredients elevates the flavor to the status of perfection.

Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients: (Makes roughly two cups.)

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 2-3 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1/3 of a medium-sized white or red onion
  • 1-2 tbsp of cilantro
  • 2 tbsp of lime and/or lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt

Directions:

Cut the avocado in half length-wise and twist to separate the halves. Take out the pit and use a large spoon to scrape out the avocado pulp.  Place the avocado in a bowl and after mixing in the lime/lemon juice and salt, set it aside.  The acidity of the fruit juice will break up the avocado pulp and make it easier to mash.  Cut the tomatoes, onion and cilantro into fairly small pieces.  Now that the pulp has been broken down by the juice, mash it with a fork so that there are no large lumps and mix in the tomatoes, cilantro and onion.  You may wish to garnish it with a few cilantro leaves and serve with taco chips and salsa or another Mexican dish.

2 Responses to “Perfect Guacamole Recipe”

  1. Elyssa Thursday, 21 August 2008 at 1:21 am #

    Now THIS is quite useful to my cause.

  2. CJ Friday, 22 August 2008 at 4:59 am #

    This is a good recipe, pretty close to what I grew up eating. I don’t have a Mexican grandmother, but being raised in New Mexico I have a constant hankering for good “new” mexican food.

    The only thing I’d add is a timesaver. Sometimes I’m running out of time to make guacamole for guests, and a useful trick is to mix the avocado/lime juice with any fresh salsa (spicy tomato sauce) you have on hand, or even store-bought stuff. Fresh ingredients obviously makes the guacamole rock, but if you have to cut corners this is an easy way and will make it spicy too.

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