Guacamole. Creamy mashed avocado with crunchy tomato and onion mixed with herby cilantro and acidic lime juice. All together to create the perfect dip flavor combo to ever exist. This dip is perfect year round. Whether it makes it's way to the table at a BBQ or finds a spot at your football game party, you will never be disappointed.
Avocado has a funny evolution story in our household. When Nate and I started dating over three years ago, he was so opposed to the concept of avocado and guacamole. Once we bought our home, moved in with each other and really started to eat healthy, Nate started to try dishes where I included avocado.
I think it was my guacamole that finally converted him. Now I find him asking for it on the reg. I also have full support when adding avocado in any recipes. We recently made these AMAZING tacos I shared using avocado all thanks to Nate!
Guac has kind of become a staple in our household and we make it all the time! Avocados are always finding their way on to our shopping list now...with good reason!
- lime juice
Creating this recipe is so easy! First, you want to start by skinning the avocados and removing the pits. Then, mash the avocados until they create a dip friendly texture.
Chop the tomato, onion, cilantro and mince the garlic. Add it all to the mashed avocado. Add in the lime juice and salt. Mix well.
Serve the guac at any party possible with tortilla chips to dip. We usually use blue corn tortilla chips mainly because they are lower in sodium. We also always make sure we buy a chip that is gluten free. Totally up to you what you choose to use as a dipper though!
How to you safely cut an avocado and remove the pit?
I literally just tried to explain this process to my Mom over the phone about a week ago. My hope is that when I write it I am able to get the point across a little better! What I do is slice the avocado in half by spinning the avocado in my hand with the knife inserted into it. Once sliced in half, I open it and force the side of the knife into the avocado. I don't want to say that I stab the avocado because I don't, but in a sense I do stab the seed with the side of the knife, not the tip. Then twist the knife that should be stuck inside the avocado seed and pull out. I then use a spoon typically to scoop out the contents because it it easier than skinning when it comes to making guac.
Can I add other ingredients to my guac?
Sure! This is kinda just a suggestion for a classic guac recipe. If you want to be creative with your guac please feel free! Let me know what you're adding though on Instagram, I am always interested in finding ways to ramp up my guac!
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- Mixing Bowl
- 3 avocados mashed
- ½ tomato chopped
- ½ onion diced finely
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- ⅓ cup cilantro chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 lime juiced
- Remove pits from avocados and remove skins. Mash avocados in a mixing bowl.
- Chop onion, tomato, cilantro and mince garlic.
- Add onion, tomato and garlic to the mashed avocado. Mix well.
- Add lime juice and salt. Mix well.
- Serve with blue corn tortilla chips and enjoy!