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- Servings : 12 to 16
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 5m
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat133
This is a wonderful easy guacamole recipe.
I have added garlic, because I find it really zings up the flavor.
Guacamole is a very healthy recipe.
Although we tend to think of avocados as high calorie, they are extremely healthy for us. The garlic and citrus juice are also very heatlhy foods.
- 4 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tomato, seeded and diced
- 2 serrano chilies, seeded and minced (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- hot pepper sauce (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
Cut avocado into large chunks and mash coarsely in a bowl with a fork.
Add remaining ingredients and blend gently. The guacamole does not have to be absolutely smooth. Leaving a few small chunks is fine and some people prefer it that way.
Taste and adjust the seasoning by adding more pepper sauce if you wish.
Tips and Variations:
- Add 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet white onion for extra bite and crunch.
- If you are not a cilantro lover don’t let it stop you from making guacamole. I don’t like cilantro so I leave it out and find it is just as delicious without it.
- Do not cut the avocado until you are ready to make the guacamole. It needs the acid in the lime juice to keep it from turning brown.
- Although lime juice is the traditional citrus used in guacamole, I often use lemon juice and love it.
- Make sure the avocados are nice and ripe or they are too hard to mash easily. Best tip? Buy your avocado a few days before you need it and let it sit out on the counter.
Did You Know?…
This recipe is so delicious and so easy to make. It’s not only a great dip recipe on it’s own, but is also perfect served alongside many other Mexican dishes like Nachos or Quesadillas.
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