Guacamole is so easy to make and SO delicious!
Perfect for Cinco De Mayo, Super Bowl snacks, or just any kind of party!
Ripe avocados are necessary for guacamole! The best way to confirm if your avocado is ripe is touch test, if it is hard to the touch, it is not ripe. If it is slightly soft but should not feel mushy. Sometimes, depending on the type of avocado, you can tell by the color. If it is light green, it generally means that the avocado is not ripe. If it is dark green, it generally means the avocado is ripe. Tip: To avoid waiting on avocados to be ripe or finding the right one when you want to make a recipe, you can buy frozen diced avocado. There is a taste difference though! I prefer fresh!
Using roma tomatoes are known for their low water content, and fewer seeds. This type of tomato is important in guacamole as it will not make your dip watered down.
The lime juice will help give a citrusy flavor and help the avocado from turning brown. Authentic guacamole does not have lime juice in it, although it is good both ways!
Red onions provide a strong, yet not over baring bite. They also provide a nice crunch!
I choose to leave out cilantro in my guacamole. This is purely preference.
Adding in the minced garlic in gives a nice balance to using lime juice and onions.
If you like your avocado mashed completely, make sure to mash separately prior to adding to mixture.
Avocados are packed with vitamins! They have a high amount of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, and folate. Avocados are also are a great source of monosaturated fat, a healthy fat! They are high in calories though, so it is best that avocados are enjoyed in moderation.
- 3 Avocados ripe
- 2 Roma Tomatoes
- 1/4 Red Onion medium
- 2 tsp Lime juice
- 2 tsp Minced garlic
- salt & pepper to taste
- Dice tomatoes & onion.
- Cut avocados, remove skin and pit, place into large bowl.
- Mix the tomatoes, onion, lime juice, minced garlic, salt & pepper together.