At long last, the infamous guacamole recipe! I feel like I keep saying that each recipe is one of the first my dad ever taught me, but this is another early fave. I remember camping out by the guac bowl whenever Dad would make this for parties (alongside his famous from-scratch salsas and doctored-up cheese dip).
Now it’s become one of my go-to party/barbecue recipes as well. It’s creamy, spicy, citrusy, and best of all—easy. See for yourself!
But before we start, a few tips:
- How to ensure your avocado is ripe and guacamole-ready: press your forehead, then press the skin of the avocado. The firmness should be the same. Plus, you get to look really weird in the super market.
- This recipe calls for roasted jalapenos. You can learn how to roast your own jalapenos using this handy how-to guide.
- This is a very improvisational recipe; feel free to adjust all ingredients to taste.
- El Ranchero corn tortilla chips with salt are the best around, hands down.
Easy guacamole recipe with crunch, spice, and citrus
- 2 large avocados
- Juice from 2-3 freshly squeezed limes
- 3/4 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1 small tomato, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 or 1 roasted jalapeno, minced (ribs and seeds removed)
- 1/4 bunch of cilantro, coarsely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Tortilla chips for serving (El Rancho corn tortilla chips preferred)
- Squeeze the lime juice into a medium bowl. Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the insides, discarding the skin and the seed. Dredge the avocados in lime juice and place them in a large bowl. Set extra lime juice aside.
- Add the garlic, onion, tomato, cilantro, and 1/2 jalapeno to the large bowl, using a fork or spoon to gently mash the avocado into smaller pieces and combine the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Taste the guacamole. Add remaining jalapeno if more heat is desired. Optional: stir remaining lime juice into the guacamole if more citrus is desired; this will also keep the avocado from browning.
- If desired, transfer guacamole to a separate serving bowl and garnish with more cilantro because "neatness counts," as Dad often said.
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