Guacamole is a fan favorite, creamy delicious summer-time snack that is naturally full of nutrition. So why not make your own at home? Check out this simple classic guacamole recipe.
Guacamole is naturally packed with healthy omega fats and fiber from the avocado and anti-inflammatory antioxidants from the red onion and lime juice. So take a few extra chips and dip, this stuff is good for you! And what’s even better, you don’t need any fancy kitchen tools to make this, just a spoon and fork.
Avocado Tips and Tricks
I’ve gotten alot better at buying fresh avocados over the years. A quick tip is to take off the stem of the avocado. The color revealed will give you a good indication of how ripe it is. Brown means it’s probably past ripeness, bright green/yellow means it’s probably not ready yet. Look for a nice medium green tone. For guacamole, you want a semi-soft avocado so it’s easy to mash with a fork. Give your avocado a light squeeze to see how firm it is before cutting open. You want it to have a little softness, but not too much that it feels hollow or like there are air pockets.
Classic Guacamole Recipe
- 3 Avocados, ripe
- 1 Medium Tomato, chopped, seeds and pulp removed
- ½ Cup Red Onion, chopped
- 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice, fresh
- 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon coriander
- In a medium bowl, cut open avocados, remove seed and with a spoon, carve out the flesh. Using a fork, mash up all three avocados. Next add the chopped tomato, red onion, lime juice, garlic, salt, and coriander. Using a spoon, mix until blended. Serve or store in the refrigerator. The lime will preserve the avocado from browning, it will usually be good for up to two days.
Enjoy your next party with a nutritious guacamole and let food be your energy!