The perfect guacamole is simple to make and like anything else that you make requires using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients—the perfect avocado…the perfect onion…the perfect tomatoes…and the perfect seasonings—such as cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt.
The perfect guacamole should be plain and simple….the perfect blend of high quality ingredients melded together beautifully.
The perfect avocados for making guacamole should be ripe, but firm….not soft and mushy avocados.
You can know that you are picking the best avocados by only choosing those that still have the stem attached. Avocados with the stem still attached are less likely to have brown spots on the inside.
If you gently press one end of the avocado, it should be firm, yet have a slight give to it.
Here is a tried and true guacamole recipe that’s easy to make, uses fresh ingredients and is loaded with flavor.
3 avocados, ripe
1/2 small onion, finely diced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
3Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime, juiced…(Note that using fresh limes instead of bottled lime juice will make a huge difference)…
Slice your avocados in half. Remove the pit and skins. Put the flesh of the avocado in a mixing bowl.
Mash the avocados gently with a fork until you get them as chunky or smooth as you’d like.
Add the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, garlic, lime juice and salt.
Place any leftover guacamole in a storage container…(yeah, right…as my house there is never any leftover guacamole)…Pat down firmly with a spoon so it’s nice and flat on top. Add about 1/2″ cold water on top. Place the lid on the storage container. Stick the container in the fridge.
The water will help keep the guacamole from oxidizing and turning brown as quickly.
Once you’re ready to devour the rest of the guacamole, drain the water off the top and stir.