I love guacamole! I haven’t always liked it though. Growing up I ate the prepackaged stuff which was, well…. not so good. The thing is though, it is so easy to make and so delicious when it is fresh! This is how I make it. To clear up any confusion, let me first say that in the photos I was making a larger batch for a get together with friends, so the photos and the ingredient list will not match up.
3 ripe avocados (you want them to give slightly when pressed, but not squishy)
1/4 medium onion, finely diced
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt – to taste
Peel and chop avocado. The easiest way to do this is to first dice the avocado in the peel and then scoop it out with a spoon.
In medium bowl, mix together avocado, minced onion, chopped tomato, red pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, and salt until incorporated. If you like your guacamole chunky, mix everything together at once. For creamier guacamole, slightly mash avocado before adding other ingredients. All of the seasoning is to taste. Feel free to add more salt, garlic, pepper to your personal liking.
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy! 🙂 If you feel creative, serve the guacamole in the avocado peel. It is delicious if eaten right away, but if you let it set for 30 minutes or more, then all the flavors will have a chance to meld together.
Storage tip: To prevent guacamole from turning brown, store with plastic wrap placed directly on the guacamole to prevent air exposure. Seal in an airtight container. Will stay nice and green for several hours.
If you are wondering how many this recipe with serve, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that typically my family of 3 will rarely have leftovers, especially if I let everyone sample while I’m cooking the rest of our meal. 🙂