I like my guacamole in its purest form: avocados, lime juice, chopped peppers, garlic, fresh cilantro, kosher salt, and a little fresh cracked pepper. That’s really all you need.
I’ve added some purple onion and diced tomatoes to this recipe to add some color and crunch. It’s great for company and looks great on the table, but if it’s just me, I’m going with all green.
Remember to use ALL fresh ingredients when making guacamole. Don’t get anything pre-chopped or in a jar. It really does make a difference in the flavor.
Makes 4 servings (or 1 for myself)
- 4 ripe avocados- halved, pitted and flesh scooped out
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 serrano chile, finely minced (I use gloves to remove stem, devein, and remove seeds)
- 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes, drained on a paper towel
- 1/4 cup minced purple onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- Kosher salt to taste (don’t be shy)
- freshly ground black pepper
- In a medium sized bowl, mix all ingredients except avocado and salt and pepper together.
- Add avocado and use a fork to lightly mash ingredients together. I like to leave mine pretty chunky. Feel free to mash to the consistency that you like.
- Add kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips.
***To keep your guacamole from turning brown, put a big chunk of peeled white or yellow onion in the middle and cover tightly with plastic wrap.