Every time avocados are on sale at the grocery store, you can bet I’m making some guacamole at home. It’s easy, it’s fresh and full of good fats and vitamin E. Whether you’re eating it with some tortilla chips, or slathering on those tasty enchiladas, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with guacamole. If you have 10 minutes and the following 8 simple ingredients, there’s no reason why you can’t make this healthy dip tonight as an appetizer for the friends or family.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Lime juice
- Salt and pepper
(Combine all of the following ingredients in a mixing bowl)
Chop ¼ of an onion.
Mince a clove of garlic.
Dice the tomatoes.
Chop the cilantro.
Slice and pit the avocados. Use a spoon to scoop the fruit from the skin.
Add salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste.
Mash it all down to your desired consistency.
Stir to evenly distribute the ingredients.
And that’s about it.
I also like to refrigerate the guacamole for about a half an hour before serving, but it’s not necessary. It will taste delicious either way.
Three to four (larger) avocados I would say makes enough for about four to five people. In my home, it only makes enough for two…but we tend to go a little crazy when it comes to guacamole. Avocados aren’t always on sale, so we don’t hold ourselves back. There have even been nights where it has unintentionally turned into the main course.
But if you do have leftovers that you want to keep overnight, save one of the pits and put it in with the guacamole in an airtight container. The next day, simply take out the pit and give it a good stir before serving. I don’t remember when or where I learned that little trick, and I don’t understand what kind of magic is behind it, but it works.
Hope you all give it a try. There’s nothing like some fresh homemade guacamole.
Until next time, take care.