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How to Make Guacamole

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This is a quickie! Quick and easy recipes that I don’t have much to say about, aside from the fact that they taste awesome and you should give them a go!

Guacamole is always a favorite around here. Give me a big bag of crispy, crunchy tortilla chips (even better if they’re homemade!) and a big bowl of guacamole and I’ll call it dinner. Guacamole, like so many other things in life, is way better when you make it at home. Forget about that weird bright green goopy stuff you see in plastic tubs at the store. That stuff, it’s just masquerading as guacamole. Make the real thing, you won’t regret it!

Really, it can be as simple as mashing up some avocado with lime juice, salt, and pepper. I like to add in a bunch of herbs for an extra bit of deliciousness. My favorite renditions are ones that have a little bit of an Asian flair going on: fish sauce, shallots, cilantro, mint, green onions, lime, Thai chili, and of course, lots of freshly cracked black pepper. Of course, you can do a straight up classic guacamole too. I’ve included both recipes here. Go forth and guacamole friends!

Easy Guacamole Recipe
serves 2-4
prep time: 10 minutes
active time: 5 minutes
total time: 15 minutes

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • juice of 1/2 lime, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons – 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • jalapeño, minced, or to taste
  • salt and and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • tortilla chips, to serve

In a bowl, use a fork to roughly mash the avocado with the lime juice. Stir in the red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño. Taste and season with salt and pepper, adding more lime juice if needed. Enjoy with plenty of tortilla chips!

Note: If you’re adverse to spice but want a little bit in there, just de-seed your peppers. The membranes (white parts) and seeds are the parts of a pepper that are spiciest.

Asian-Style Guacamole Recipe
serves 2-4
prep time: 10 minutes
active time: 5 minutes
total time: 15 minutes

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • juice of 1/2 lime, or to taste
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons – 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • 1-2 Thai chili peppers, or to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • tortilla chips, to serve

In a bowl, use a fork to roughly mash the avocado with the lime juice. Stir in the shallots, green onions, cilantro, mint, peppers, and fish sauce. Taste and season with salt and pepper, adding more lime juice if needed.Enjoy with plenty of tortilla chips!

Note: If you’re adverse to spice but want a little bit in there, just de-seed your peppers. The membranes (white parts) and seeds are the parts of a pepper that are spiciest.

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7 Comments

  1. i have 6 avo’s all ready right now, so i’ll definitely be whipping up a huge batch soon. love the idea of fish sauce in there; it adds so much great flavor to everything!

  2. Krissi says:

    Ya very yummmy recipe. I love it.

  3. Hahaha I do the same thing – have a bunch of chips and guac and call it dinner!! :)

  4. Elyse says:

    I am liking the Asian twist – will be trying that twist soon.

  5. Fab pics. I have a tub of goopy stuff at the moment, it looks like something from Ghostbusters!
    Yours looks much better!
    Nat

  6. Merin says:

    What no PEAS???? The horror….

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