Easy Homemade Mexican Guacamole
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 2 large or 3 small ripe avocados
- ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- ½ cup tomato, finely diced
- 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, seeds removed, finely diced
- Salt and pepper to taste (I usually start with ½ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper.)
- Fresh lime juice to taste (about 1/8-1/4 of a juicy lime)
- Tortilla chips for serving.
- Peel avocados from skin and remove the large pit.
- Using a fork, mash one avocado in a medium bowl until creamy. Dice the other avocado and add to the bowl.
- Add diced red onion, chopped cilantro, diced tomato, salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lime.
- Gently fold the mixture together.
- Taste and adjust salt, pepper and lime juice. Don’t add too much lime or the guacamole will turn watery.
- Serve immediately, or refrigerate for a couple of hours. I don’t recommend preparing guacamole a day ahead because as the avocado oxidizes, it will turn a mucky gray-brown. It’s still safe to eat, but isn’t very pretty.
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The nutritional information is an estimate.
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