homemade guacamole

guacamole.

when summer rolls around, there’s nothing better than chopping up fresh fruits and vegetables and making yourself a tasty, quick, and healthy snack! I’ve recently fallen in love with avocados – in salad, with meat, as spread on toast, and most of all, in fresh guacamole.

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I have Trader Joe’s to thank for the ‘guacamole kit’ that provided the original proportions for this homemade guacamole, but it was several rounds of experimenting that have resulted in this recipe. Without further ado,

homemade guacamole.

2 ripe avocados
1/2 roma tomato
1/4 white onion
2 cloves garlic (or 1t. jarred, chopped garlic)
1 HOT pepper (Serrano, jalapeno, etc.)
1 small clove of cilanto (approximately 1/2 c.)
1/2 t. ground black pepper
sea salt, to taste
1/2 T lime juice

Peel the avocados and cut into large slices. Chop up the tomato, and dice the white onion, 2 cloves garlic, and the hot pepper. Pro tip: chop the onion before the pepper, so if you wipe your teary eyes, you don’t rub the pepper oils onto your face! Chop up the cilantro, and add black pepper and lime juice. Add in a few shakes of sea salt.

Now is the fun part! With all of your ingredients in a large bowl, use a fork to mash up the avocado and start blending together the other ingredients. Pro tip: use a potato masher! Depending on your preferences, mash until you have a chunky or silky-smooth guacamole.

Makes ~2 cups.

Serve with chips and fresh salsa.

Olé!

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