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Guacamole

guacamole Condiment Mexican
Guacamole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 44

Few appetizers are more associated with Mexican food than guacamole. Who can resist this sumptuous green dip made from ripe avocados? This recipe has just the right balance of avocados, onion, jalapeños, cilantro and lime juice. ...MORE+ LESS-

May 3, 2018

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • You can use 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies for the jalapeño chilies.
  • 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.
  • To cut an avocado for prime guacamole mashing, cut it lengthwise through skin and flesh around pit. With your hands, slowly twist both sides of avocado to separate. Carefully slide table teaspoon under the pit to remove it. With a knife, make criss-cross cuts through the avocado’s flesh, removing avocado pieces with a spoon.
  • To make Cojita (a hard, crumbly Mexican cheese made from cow’s milk) guacamole, stir in 1/2 cup crumbled Cojita cheese with remaining ingredients in Step 1.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
10
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
30 mg
Potassium
70 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Guacamole is one of those appetizers that we love to change up and make our own, but this recipe has a great balance of everything you’d expect to see in great guacamole. There’s spice from jalapeños, tang from lemon or lime juice and extra flavor from add-ins like garlic, red onion and cilantro. Cutting an avocado and making homemade guacamole for the first time can be intimidating, so check out all our tips for how to make easy guacamole. There are as many ways to make guacamole as there are kinds of chips to dip in it, so if you can’t get enough, browse all our guacamole recipes for more inspiration. If you’re looking for healthier dipping options, serve carrot sticks, celery, bell pepper slices or radishes alongside tortilla chips.

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