Easy Homemade Guacamole

Easy Homemade Guacamole

by Michelle on February 20, 2011

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Today’s recipe is super easy and very rewarding. It’s perfect for a quick snack or as a side for your Mexican dinner. I like to keep my guacamole simple by using only the most basic ingredients with no extra herbs or anything fancy. I try to start with a good, ripe avocado that is mostly dark black and slightly soft, but not mushy when squeezed. If you buy a green one you may have to wait a few days before it gets to this point.

I slice the avocado in half lengthwise and pop out the pit which is discarded. I scoop out the green part and then mash it with a fork in a small bowl before adding a splash of lemon juice (either fresh or bottled is fine). I then add a small amount of diced tomato (I only had small salad ones on hand today and used about 5 of those) along with one clove of fresh pressed garlic.

A sprinkle of sea salt and a good stir and I have fresh guacamole ready to eat! I normally eat this with tortilla chips, but in the future I would like to try a recipe for some healthier homemade wheat crackers to use for dipping instead. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share!

***This recipe is featured in Fresh Bites Friday

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Kami February 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

You gotta some lime and cilantro and red onion! Try it next time! Do you have ab electric chopper? I use that for all of the ingredients except the avocado – yum!

Michelle February 20, 2011 at 11:49 am

Kami, that’s a good idea to use an electric chopper! I have a hand one that does work pretty well though. Honestly, I’m personally not a huge fan of cilantro or raw onion so I keep it basic! :)

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