Guacamole is wonderful alone with fried tortilla chips, or alongside many other dishes. You can also serve guacamole dip at parties.
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled (Haas avocados -- the ones with bumpy skin)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced white onion
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Roughly mash the peeled avocadoes in a bowl. Leave lumps. Stir in the lime or lemon juice. Add all remaining ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve at once.

If you must refrigerate guacamole, cover it with plastic wrap, placing the wrap directly on the surface. Contact with air will darken the guacamole. Use, however, as quickly as possible.

Guacamole heat preferences range from none to plenty. Obviously, the heat depends upon the quantity of jalapeños used. Some chiles are hotter than others, so experiment to determine your favorite proportion of ingredients.

Guacamole Recipe Variations

  • Substitute serrano chiles for jalapeños
  • Add 1 small tomato, seeded, pulp removed, chopped
  • Add 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • Add 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • Add freshly ground black pepper

Makes four servings.

Prep time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 0 minutes; Total time: 15 minutes

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Note: Recommended for use whenever you want to make Fajitas. We photographed the guacamole in a scarlet red Fiesta stacking cereal bowl.
Kitchen tools you'll need: Fiesta ware Bowls
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