Guacamole Recipe

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


Submitted by kheckle

Makes 4 servings



This recipe calls for preparing the guacamole in a molcajete, a mortar and pestle carved from volcanic rock. One of the world's oldest kitchen tools, it was used by the Aztecs in Mexico for grinding corn into flour.

Recipe Ingredients for Guacamole

1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
2 tbs. finely minced white onion
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1 tbs. fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more as needed
2 avocados, preferably Haas
2 tbs. finely minced fresh cilantro

Recipe Directions for Guacamole

  1. Put the tomato, onion, chilies, lime juice and the 1/2 tsp. salt in a molcajete or small bowl, and smash with a pestle or fork to a coarse paste. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop the flesh into the tomato mixture. Add the minced cilantro and mix and mash, leaving some lumps. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt.

  2. If you want, sprinkle the guacamole with any or all of the garnishes and serve immediately, if possible. To keep at room temperature for up to 1 hour, cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface. To keep for up to 3 hours, do not add the cilantro until just before serving, and cover and store in the refrigerator. Makes about 2 cups.

Categories

Appetizers, Cocktail Party

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 137.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
133
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.8g
23%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
483mg
20%
Potassium
559mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
10.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
7.3g
29%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
2.3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* 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
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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