Easy Guacamole

Fresh and spicy, this easy guacamole recipe is great for a party treat or an everyday appetizer. Just follow the simple step by step photo instructions for never fail results.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Guacamole, Tex-Mex
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 146
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados ripe
  • 1 lime
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 red onion medium
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro optional

Instructions

  • Chop half a medium red onion and Roma tomato. Mince one clove garlic. De-vein the jalapeno and chop finely.
  • Open the avocado by cutting around the avocado down to the seed. Twist it to open and remove the seed. The seed may come out easy but if not put the knife into the seed a little and twist to remove. Spoon the meat out of the avocado.
  • Combine the avocado with the prepped veggies in a large bowl.
  • Roll the lime on the counter to free up some juice, then cut the lime in half and squeeze all the juice you can out.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. 1/4 cup minced cilantro is optional.
  • Mash to the consistency you want. I used a potato masher, but a fork is fine.

Notes

Recipe Tips

Will last a few days in the refrigerator but cover with plastic wrap pressed down to eliminate any air contact.
Picking Out Avocado
  1. Dark green
  2. Not too hard Not mushy -it should give just a little.
  3. Taking the stem off is also helpful. If it is brown underneath, it is over-ripe. If green or green with only a few specks of brown, It is too green

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg