Easy Guacamole

You can make irresistible homemade guac in 10 minutes flat with just four ingredients!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

2
large ripe avocados
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
plum (Roma) tomato, chopped
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
Tortilla chips
  • 1 Cut each avocado in half lengthwise around pit. Twist halves in opposite directions to separate. Place avocado half with pit on countertop. Hit pit with sharp edge of knife. Grasp avocado half; twist knife to loosen and remove pit. Scoop avocado flesh with spoon into medium bowl. Coarsely mash avocados with fork.
  • 2 Stir lime juice, tomato, cilantro, salt and red pepper into avocados.
  • 3 Serve guacamole with tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

The lime juice not only adds flavor but helps keep the mashed avocados from darkening. Add it to the mashed avocados as soon as possible. If you don't have lime juice, use lemon juice.

If only very firm, unripe avocados are available in the supermarket, let the avocado ripen at room temperature until it yields to gentle pressure but is still firm.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.