Everyone needs to have an easy and great tasting guacamole recipe up their sleeve. This one is perfectly yummy and a quick to put together. The instructions are detailed, so if you have never made guacamole before – don’t be afraid.
3 Avocados – choose ones that are darker in color and have a slight give to them when you gently squeeze them. If they are hard it just won’t work. If there are small brown spots inside you can just scoop them away with your spoon and discard and use the rest. If it’s too ripe it will be brown inside. It might be a good idea to buy a few extra for back-up.
½ of a medium size White Onion, diced
1 medium size Tomato, diced (I like using roma or garden fresh when in season)
Juice of two small Limes – or more if you like it to have more zing
Small bunch of Cilantro
- Cut the Avocados in half and take the pit out. Then using a spoon scoop the flesh out of the avocado and into a medium sized bowl.
- Squeeze the juice from the lime into the avocado and using a fork start to mash it together, don’t make it to fine – chunky is good! If the lime feels hard – before you cut into it use your hand and roll it back and forth on the counter to make it juicier.
- Add to the diced onion and tomato mixture into the guacamole. Stir gently with the fork.
- Lastly tear the washed Cilantro into small pieces and add.
You can make this ahead of time, but the mixture will turn brown rather quickly if you don’t take the following step…… once you have made the guacamole, press a piece of saran wrap onto the top of the mixture (not the bowl) press down with your fingers so there are no air bubbles. Then refrigerate. Fluff with a fork when ready to use. Sometimes if you wait too long a brown layer will form, you can just skim it off and bright green will be underneath. It’s best to make near the time of the party.