The Best Guacamole Ever!
We eat lots of avocado here at Lemon Grove Lane so with Cinco de Mayo coming up I thought I’d share our favorite guacamole recipe. Spice it up with chopped Jalapeno pepper and add chunks of tomato, fresh cilantro, and a wedge of lime. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up a bag of your favorite tortilla chips!
Four Fun Facts About Avocados:
Avocado is one of my favorite fruits. Yes you heard it right! Avocados are considered a fruit and more specifically a berry because of their fleshy pulp and seed.
Avocados are packed full of potassium, almost twice as much as a banana.
For a fruit, avocado is one of the highest in protein. A single avocado contains about 4 grams of protein. That’s equivalent to about 1/4 cup of cottage cheese or a couple bites of meat, chicken, or fish.
If you want to ripen you avocado quickly, try placing it in a paper bag with an apple!
If you’d like a little kick to your guacamole, chop up Jalapeno peppers and add them to them to your mashed avocado. Serrano peppers work too if your preference is for something a bit more mild. Either way … DO NOT chop the peppers and touch your eyes or lips until after you’ve washed your hands. Guacamole needs to be salty to cut the spice. I like to add a flavorful, course salt like Le Guerandais.
________________________Shop the post________________
This is the BEST GUAC ever! I love the big chunks of fresh tomato and the spicy jalapeno flavor. Always use the freshest ingredients for the best flavor!
- 4 ripe avocados
- 2 serrano chili
- 1 or 2 jalapeno chili
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro plus extra for topping
- 1/2 squeezed fresh lime or more if needed
- 1/2 -1/3 cup chopped onion try yellow, purple, or a combination of the two
- garlic optional
Cut avocados in half. Remove pits and place in a large bowl. Squeeze lime juice over the avocados and then mash with a potato masher or fork.
Slice the serrano and jalapeno chili and removing stems and seeds. Chop into small pieces taking care not to touch your face or eyes during the process. Wash hands.
Chop onion into small pieces and set aside.
Slice tomato into small chunks and add to the mashed avocado bowl.
Stir in chili peppers, diced onion, and chopped cilantro.
Add salt to taste.
Give everything a stir and scoop out into your favorite serving bowl
Top with cilantro and fresh lime wedges.
Serve with a basket of your favorite chips.