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Guacamole

The best fresh guacamole recipe that will keep your family coming back for more.


There is nothing like fresh guacamole scooped up onto a taco/nacho chip, and according to everyone I've ever made this for, it is the best they have ever had. Who am I to argue?

I love having a bowl of this in my refrigerator, ready to go whenever a guacamole craving strikes. And it's not just great on chips. I use this when making avocado toasts. Instead of smashing slices of plain avocado onto the bread, this makes a far more flavourful snack.


Guacamole is, of course, completely vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. So, just about everyone who loves fresh guacamole can indulge in a heaping serving.

 

TIPS TO STOP AVOCADOS FROM BROWNING:

  • Use a ceramic knife to slice avocado. Stainless steel promotes oxidization.

  • Select avocados that are firm, but not rock hard, and still have their stems attached.

  • When you have 1/2 an avocado left over, either submerge it in water, or brush the surface with lime juice and use an avocado pod.

  • Prepared guacamole can be kept from browning by using a piece of clingwrap pressed directly to the top to remove all air (coat the clingwrap with a layer of lime juice for added protection). You can also smooth the surface of the guacamole and use a layer of cold water as a barrier from the air. Drain off the water prior to use.

 

Ingredients

(Makes 8 servings)

  • juice of 1 large lime

  • 4 medium avocado, pitted and chopped

  • 1/2 small sweet onion, finely diced

  • 1 serrano pepper, deseeded, finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 Roma tomatoes, deseeded, finely diced

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

 

Directions

Juice one large lime and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add the chopped avocado and pour the lime juice evenly overtop. With a fork or potato masher, mash the avocado until there are no large chunks remaining.


Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.


Smooth the surface of the guacamole and cover with clingwrap, pressing the clingwrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole to ensure no air bubbles exist (see tips above for other ways to keep avocado from browning). Store the guacamole in the refrigerator for an hour or more to allow the flavours to meld.


Serve and enjoy.

 
 

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

total calories = 131 | total fat = 10.76g | saturated fat = 1.45g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 304.13mg | net carbohydrates = 3.69g | dietary fibre = 4.88g | sugars = 1.85g | protein = 1.84g

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