Guacamole

Guacamole

Few appetizers are more associated with Mexican food than guacamole (gwah-kuh-MOH-lay). Who can resist this sumptuous green dip made from ripe avocados? This recipe is the real thing with just the right balance of avocados, onion, jalapeño chilies, cilantro and lime juice.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

2

3/4

2
large ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and mashed
2
medium tomatoes, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
jalapeño chilies, seeded and finely chopped
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons lime or lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
Tortilla chips, if desired
  1. Mix all ingredients except tortilla chips in glass or plastic bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips.
Makes 2 3/4 cups dip
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Did You Know...
Avocados are best when picked while still hard, which is often how they arrive in the supermarket. Let them stand at room temperature for a few days to ripen. Speed ripening by placing the avocados in a paper bag. Ripe avocados will give slightly when pressed with your thumb.
Substitution
You can use 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies for the jalapeño chilies.
Health Twist
For 0 grams of fat and 5 calories per serving, substitute a 15-ounce can of asparagus cuts, drained then blended or processed until smooth, for the avocados. Stir in 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Tablespoon)
  • Calories 10
    • (Calories from Fat 10 ),
  • Total Fat 1 g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 30 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 1 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.