Cinco De Mayo is quickly approaching and what better appetizer (or meal 😉 ) than chips and guacamole! Who doesn’t love guacamole? Well, some people don’t. My Mom isn’t a huge fan but my sister and I love it. I had my 1st real, real good guacamole during a bachelorette weekend. It was a fun weekend. We celebrated the end of single-dome for a childhood friend of mine. Her sister had a group of us to her house for a whole weekend. She cooked for us and had tons of stuff planned for to do. It was really a great time. One of the many things she made was guacamole. I wasn’t totally sure of it (I’m almost embarrassed to admit it took me so long to try it!) Really, I’ll try almost anything, especially when it comes to food. I love trying new things. When you try new things, you might find something that you really like. I was shocked at how EASY guacamole was to make! It was sooooo simple and soooo delicious. Why was I missing this from my life for so long?! You definitely shouldn’t wait to try this.
Something that makes this super easy and simple…. the ingredients are truly minimal. I won’t say that they are something that everyone has on hand because, they aren’t. At least not for me. The ingredients are something that I definitely have to intentionally buy with the intention of making guac. Luckily, these are things that can be found pretty easily at your local grocery store. I do have to say what’s funny, and somewhat amazing (not in a good way) is that my local mega-mart did NOT have fresh cilantro…it’s something that I have discovered, is a very necessary part of the authenticity of this recipe.
Required equipment for this is also very minimal. You’ll need a bowl to put your final product in. A cutting board, a good, sharp knife, and a spoon. That’s it….really.
Now, for assembly. Get all ingredients together and begin.
Start by chopping the onion, jalapenos, and garlic.
Next, cut avocados in half and remove seed using a knife or, a somewhat safe option, an avocado knife. Slice into the avocado just to the skin, creating long slices within. Next cut across, just cutting down to the skin, creating cubes.
Scoop avocado out using a spoon. Place all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl. I like ceramic.
Squeeze in citrus juice. I prefer lime however, I only had a lemon. Still good. Add cilantro… mmmm, I love cilantro.
Mix together until well blended. Taste test required immediately!
I like to use pork rinds to dip. It’s a low-carb replacement for chips. I do love chips and if I were choosing, I really love those Tostitos Cantina chips. They are super thin and just like a restaurant. You could add tomatoes, roasted corn, bacon, etc. whatever you like. This is really a basic recipe with room for personalization!
Simple, delicious, guacamole! Ole'!
- 3 avocados
- 2 jalapenos
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 Lime (juice - about 2-4 tablespoons)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- Chop onion, jalapeno and garlic and place in bowl
- Split avocados, remove pit and cut into small cubes and put in bowl with chopped veggies.
- Mix together.
- Add citrus juice and cilantro. Mix well.
- You can either leave it chunky or mash well if you prefer a smoother, creamier guacamole
- Cover tightly and refrigerate.
If you choose to refrigerate guacamole, it may turn brown. This is just from the avocados being exposed to air. It won't hurt but, if you press plastic wrap down, onto the surface of the guacamole, it should help to prevent this. The lime juice helps to prevent that as well.