Guacamole Recipe

Looking for an easy Guacamole recipe? Learn how to make Guacamole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kckringlen

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Guacamole

2 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 jalapeno pepper, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 dash of freshly grated black pepper
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped

Recipe Directions for Guacamole

  1. 2 ripe avocados

  2. red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)

  3. 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced

  4. 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped

  5. 1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice

  6. 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

  7. A dash of freshly grated black pepper

  8. 1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped

  9. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.

  10. METHOD

  11. 1 Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl. (See How to Cut and Peel an Avocado.)

  12. 2 Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more. Chili peppers vary individually in their hotness. So, start with a half of one chili pepper and add to the guacamole to your desired degree of hotness. Be careful handling the peppers; wash your hands thoroughly after handling and do not touch your eyes or the area near your eyes with your hands for several hours.

  13. Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve.

  14. Remember that much of this is done to taste because of the variability in the fresh ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust to your taste.

  15. 3 Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.

  16. 4 Just before serving, add the chopped tomato to the guacamole and mix.

  17. Serves 2-4.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 128.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
169
Calories from Fat
132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.7g
23%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
242mg
10%
Potassium
537mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
10.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
7.1g
28%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
2.2g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
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