I don't like guacamole all fancied up with a bunch of extra ingredients though. I like it plain and simple with some garlic, salt and a touch of lime juice. That's it! Smoosh all that together and give me some chips and get outta my way...so I don't run you over on my way to the couch!
It's going to be guacamole week on the blog! So read on to see what's coming up and don't miss the great tip on how to keep your guacamole fresh and green! I betcha can't guess what it is!
You might be asking why did you choose this week for guacamole week? That's a good question! Too bad the only answer I have is because I forgot to buy chips... This is what happens when I don't stick to my grocery list. I see something that looks good-avocados in this case-and then forget a very important aspect. Happens every time
Simple Guacamole Recipe
- 2 Haas Avocados
- 1/2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
- Juice from 1/4 lime
- salt and pepper to taste
- If you are making your guacamole the same day you want to purchase ripe avocados that yield to gentle pressure. You don't want squishy, overripe fruit ever! If you are making your guac in a couple days then choose unripe fruit that is firm to the touch. It will ripen and you'll be able to use in a day or two.
- Use a knife and go all the way around the avocado and then twist and open. Remove the pit and squeeze each 1/2 of the avocado over the dish you are using to make the guacamole. Repeat with the 2nd avocado.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic. There is no hard and fast rule as to the amount of garlic you put in your guac, so go with what you like.
- Juice 1/4 of a fresh lime into the avocado garlic mixture. Again, there are no rules here! Add as much or as little lime as you like. I like to start with just 1/4 of a fresh lime. I rarely add more though, but give it a taste and add more if you prefer.
- Stir the mixture to combine and smush it all together. A mortar and pestle works very well when making guacamole, but you can use the back of a large spoon to smush it all up. Add a pinch of salt and a little bit of pepper and mix that in.
- Add a pinch of salt and a little bit of pepper and mix that in. Give it a taste and add more as needed. I like to add a little at a time and keep tasting to get it just right. Good to have chips on hand for the multiple taste testings when you are making your guacamole :o)
Prep Time: 00:10
Cook time: 00:00