The Best Guacamole Recipe

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The Best Guacamole Recipe — Simple and delicious. This is hands-down my favorite!I love guacamole. It’s delicious and amazing and so good for you…. and because avocado!

Avocados are full of healthy fats, vitamins and other awesome things that our bodies love. I love cubing an avocado for a snack, but making a bowl of yummy guac is nearly as easy, and oh so tasty!

After a little trial and error, I have landed on a super simple recipe that leaves me feeling happy and satisfied… every time. I love the simple flavors in this recipe. I really think it is the best guacamole recipe, and I hope you enjoy it too. Even my kids eat it up, which sort of sucks, because I hate to share — oldest child problems.

Before we get started, you’ll want to get out a fork, potato masher (a fork works too, but a masher makes it so much easier!), a dish to mix in, and a one to serve it up in. I like to use a flat bowl or casserole dish for mixing because the flat bottom is perfect for mashing.

The Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Avocados*
  • Juice of 1/2 a Small Lime
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion (finely chopped)
  • Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce

Making Guacmole

The first thing you want to do is finely chop your onion and cilantro. I use a good handful of cilantro, but you can do it to taste or leave it out if you aren’t a fan of cilantro – though I really think it adds a lot to the dish. Finely chopping is an important part, at least for my taste.

Next you’ll cut, pit and peel your avocados (You can see how I do that here.) Add salt and pepper to taste. (I use about 1/4 tsp of each.)

Juice your lime! Rinse your lime and then cut an end off, grab a fork, poke around a little and squeeze over your dish. You’ll want just half of the lime for this recipe. It’s so easy and then you can toss the rest of the lime into a cube with the other half of the onion and it’s ready for tomorrow’s guac!

The Best Guacamole Recipe — Simple and delicious. This is hands-down my favorite!

It’s time to add the Tabasco! This doesn’t really make the guacamole spicy, but it does add good flavor. I give about eight “shakes” from the bottle. It looks like a lot, but really it’s not. You can always add more or less to suit your taste.

Next you’ll want to grab your masher and get to mashing. This part is quick, easy and fun. If you have a kiddo around, you can let them lick the masher when you’re done — or keep it for yourself.

The Best Guacamole Recipe — Simple and delicious. This is hands-down my favorite!

Grab a bowl, dish up the guacamole and serve with your favorite chips! (I really love tortilla chips from Garden of Eatin’.)

Choosing an Avocado

When choosing an avocado you want to pick one that is firm, but gives a little when gentle pressure is applied. I like to hold the avocado in both hands and gently rotate it, applying *very gentle* pressure with my thumbs. I’m looking for a little give, but no soft spots. Rock solid isn’t ripe and won’t taste good – too soft and you’ll have a mushy avocado that may be stringy with brown spots.

It takes a little practice, but once you figure out that sweet spot you’ll have perfect avocados every time! And if all you can find are hard ones, let them sit out on the counter for a day or two and give them a feel. Once they’re ripe, toss them in the fridge where they may last that way for up to a week (or get to making guac!)

The Best Guacamole Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Ripe Avocados
  2. Juice of 1/2 a Lime
  3. 1/2 Small Red Onion (finely chopped)
  4. Cilantro (finely chopped)
  5. Salt
  6. Pepper
  7. Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce
Instructions
  1. Finely chop your onion and cilantro. (A handful of cilantro is good, but you can do it to suit your taste.)
  2. Cut, pit and peel your avocados.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. (I use approx. 1/4 tsp of each.)
  4. Juice your lime. (Rinse, cut an end off, grab a fork, poke around a little and squeeze over your dish. You’ll want just half of the lime for this recipe.)
  5. Add eight “shakes” of Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce.
  6. Mash & then dish it up!
  7. Share if you're feeling generous.
Notes
  1. I love this with Garden of Eatin's tortilla chips.
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