If friends were having a get together this easy Guacamole recipe was always my 'Go-To' to bring with me! It's so easy to make and EVERYONE loves it! In fact, it was often a host would groan when I'd bring it because everyone would fill up on my homemade Guacamole and have very little room left for anything else, lol!
Guacamole ingredients are easy, here's they're listed - for a 4 person Guacamole:
- 2 x Ripe Avocados
- 2 x Tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp Cilantro
- 1 or 2 Chili Peppers
- 6 x Green Onions
- 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
- Salt and Pepper to taste
That's it. Homemade Guacamole. Simple right?
This is a trick I learned years ago - the quickest way to skin a tomato is to blanch it. Basically, you slice a cross in the top of it (like in the image above) then drop it into boiling water for 2 minutes. You'll notice the skin already starting to peel away from the tomato at that point. Then, just peel the skin away from the tomato. Allow to cool before adding to ingredients.
The avocados you select for your best Guacamole needs to be nice and ripe. You can tell by squeezing them, if they are nice and soft then they're perfect!
I learned how to make Guacamole many years ago and have perfected it to this guacamole recipe simple and easy to make.
Once you have all the ingredients in your mixing bowl, just mix together and place into your serving dish.
Chips and Guacamole are a fabulous pairing, you cannot forget to have them for on the side. I like the traditional restaurant style tortilla chips, you just can't beat it. I don't mind the Frito Lays Scoops though, they are kind of handy to scoop up the dip.
Wrapping it up, you will not find a better Guacamole Recipe than this one. Don't forget, depending on how fiery you like your dip alter the amount of chili peppers.
One last little tip.
To help preserve your Guacamole and to stop it browning too early, keep one or two of the stones from inside the avocado (see image below). It helps keep the dip longer!
Guacamole Recipe Card
- Avocado, 2 Large Ripe
- Tomatoes, 2 peeled
- Green Onions, 6 Finely chopped
- Chili Peppers, 2
- Lime Juice, 2 Tbsp Fresh
- Cilantro, 1 Tbsp Chopped
- Salt and Pepper
- Blanch tomatoes for 2 minutes and peel
- Peel avocados and remove stone, slice and put into bowl
- Finely chop Green Onions, add to bowl
- Finely chop fresh chilies, depending on the heat you prefer add one or two
- Squeeze limes enough to get 2 Tbsp Juice, add to bowl
- Add 1 Tbsp Chopped fresh cilantro
- Once tomatoes have cooled remove seeds and finely chop, add to bowl
- Mix all ingredients well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
I like to taste the chili pepper to gauge heat before deciding how much I'm going to add.
Lemon can be used in place of lime.
Use the stones of the avocado and place into dip to help length of time before browning occurs.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 190Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 0mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 8gSugar 4gProtein 3g
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