Homemade Guacamole is probably one of the tastiest and easiest items to make either as an appetizer with chips, or when you make home made tortillas such as my last post. To start, you will definitely need about 3-4 ripe avocados. Lately, we have been purchasing an entire bag of avocados from Superstore or Costco (depending on the price).
- 2-3 ripe avocados
- 1 lemon juiced or lime
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- ground fresh pepper
- 2-3 cloves minced garlic
1. Gather all ingredients together. Cut avocados in half. Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh into a large bowl or into the bowl of the food processor. Juice the lemon.
Note: I often scrape away the rind of the lemon first and freeze the rind for other baked goodies.
2. Pour the lemon juice over the avocado flesh, place in the garlic cloves, add salt & pepper to taste. If mixing by hand, mince the garlic cloves into smaller pieces.
3. Process the guacamole or using a spoon mash the items until it reaches your desired consistency. I tend to leave chunks of avocado for further texture. You can also add in cayenne pepper for an extra kick. Let the guacamole sit at room temperature and serve. Enjoy!
What do you like adding to your guacamole? Or do you do anything different with your guacamole? Let me know in the comments below.