How to Make Guacamole Recipe and Video

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Easy to make Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Easy to make Homemade Guacamole Recipe

This recipe for making homemade guacamole is quick, easy, and delicious, and I even included a video for you, to show you how I do it. After making this for years, I have discovered a few secrets, that I’d like to pass along to you.

My Five Secrets for Making Great Homemade Guacamole

Secret #1: The Perfect Avocado

The secret to making great guacamole is a great avocado. I usually buy them when they are still green, and plan on allowing them to ripen on my counter for a day or two before using them. They are perfectly ripe when their skins have turned black, and the flesh gives ever so slightly when you press them.

Secret #2: Hanging On To The Perfect Avocado

Did you know that if your avocado has reached the perfect ripeness, but you hadn’t planned on using it that night, that it doesn’t need to go to ruin? Simply refrigerate it at that point. Refrigerated, it will stay at that level of ripeness for quite a while. (This was life-changing for me, when I learned it! I had watched far too many avocados rot!) The perfect avocado is smooth and buttery in flavor. There’s just nothing like it!

Secret #3: Grape Tomatoes Have Good Flavor and Texture All Year Round 

Everyone knows nothing beats a vine-ripened tomato, still warm from the sun, in July or August. But what do you do when you need one for guacamole, and it’s the other 10 months of the year? Those little grape tomatoes, stored on your counter (NOT in your refrigerator, which changes the texture completely, as the cell walls of the tomato break down when chilled) can be used year round in your guacamole. I chop them up into small pieces for my guacamole: maybe 8 little pieces per tomato, to get them just the right size.

Secret #4: Lemon Juice

I use fresh lemon juice because not only does the guacamole need a hit of acid to provide brightness and flavor, but also because the Vitamin C in a squeeze of fresh lemon keeps the avocado from turning brown

Secret #5: Lawry’s Garlic Salt

I’m not paid by Lawry’s or anything, but I’ve tried lots of garlic salts, and there is something about the flavor of theirs (which contains parsley) that makes a perfect guacamole. You get the salt the recipe needs, and the garlic. It’s a two-fer!

Here’s the promised video:

If you wouldn’t mind sharing this unbelievably easy recipe for me, I’d surely appreciate it!

 

 

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This recipe is pretty much done by what looks right, and what tastes right, but here is a rough approximation of what I do:

The Recipe for Easy Homemade Guacamole:

Yield: 4 servings

How to Make Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe and Video

How to Make Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe and Video

An easy, quick and delicious guacamole. Because when you start with excellent, fresh ingredients, less is more.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • approximately 8 grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1/2 t. Lawry's Garlic Salt

Instructions

Squish and stir everything together with a fork.

Taste and adjust salt and lemon juice amounts, according to your taste


If you’re looking for some great recipes to enjoy WITH your amazing guacamole, muchacho, I have some suggestions for you!!! Try my sour cream and green chile enchiladas. They’re another exquisite example of when LESS can be MORE! And then there are my Lincoln Town Car Burritos. They’re the Cadillac of the Bean Burrito Automotive World. Not to mention my Carnitas!


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Comments

  1. Christi P. says

    I am lovin' life! I just bought avocados, today. Guacamole here I come!

  2. imnotasupermom says

    I think all of my favorite foods are mashed with a fork–guacamole and deviled eggs.
    My recent post What Happens When Mom Is on the Road

  3. Love the recipe Susan! I often hesitate to make guacamole at home because I'm the only one here who likes it. With your recipe and handy tips, I can make guac for one anytime the craving hits.

    • Stephanie says

      Bobbi, I think being the only one in the home who likes it is an excellent reason to make guacamole.

  4. Lovely video for one of our favorite foods!

  5. Love guacamole! Sometimes we use salsa instead of fresh tomatoes because my family is opposed to fresh tomatoes! I'm not sure where I went wrong ;-(

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