I could unashamedly consume a multiple avocado batch of guacamole on my own if given the chance. Salsa is great and all, but nothing in the world beats the way mashed up avocados perfectly pair with a crispy tortilla chip. I repeat, NOTHING.
I’ve been eating guacamole for as long as I can remember. I am half Mexican (my mother is full) so it was a dish I was exposed to early in life. While there really is no wrong way to mash up avocados and call it guacamole, there is certainly ingredients that can make it extra. No matter what, when I make guacamole I use avocado (duh), lime juice, sea salt, and garlic powder. Those four things on their own make a phenomenal bowl of guac; but if you’re looking to elevate the recipe, adding onion, cilantro, and jalapeño is the way to do it. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, skip it and still add the onion and jalapeño and it’ll still be heavenly.
A good bowl of guacamole is perfect for any party, happy hour, taco night, or just some good old fashioned couch snacking. In fact, snacking on guacamole while enjoying your margaritas can actually be helpful to your body as the healthy fats will aid in stabilizing your blood sugar. The nutritious benefits of avocados doesn’t stop there; lets see what else these little super fruits are full of:
- fat soluble vitamins
- monounsaturated omega 3 fatty acids
- pantothenic acid
Need any more reasons to inhale a giant bowl of mashed ‘cado?
See below for the recipe — then immediately go buy the ingredients an a bag of your favorite chips. Enjoy!
- 4 avocados
- 2 tbsp (+/-) lime juice
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped
- small handful chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp fresh jalapeño, finely chopped
- In a medium bowl or molcajete, mash four avocados.
- Add lime juice and mix well.
- Add seasonings, onion, garlic, and jalapeño and mix well.
- Serve with chips or put on top of anything!
Added tip: save one of the pits from the avocado and leave it in the bowl of finished guac. This will help prevent browning if you’re leaving the dip out for a while.