Crazy good homemade guacamole is easier than you think. It’s a simple five minute recipe that starts with choosing ripe avocados which is key. I have tips and tricks listed above to help you choose the right avocados for your guacamole, ways to store guacamole for later and some fun ideas to use any extra guac.
- 2 ripe Hass Avocados
- 1/2 cup finely chopped Red Onions
- 1 Jalapeno, chopped finely (deseed if you like)
- Juice of 1 Lime
- 1 minced Garlic Clove
- 1 medium Tomato, deseeded and finely chopped
- 3–4 tablespoons chopped Cilantro (coriander)
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- A pinch of cumin powder and cayenne pepper (optional)
- Cut the avocados in half and take out the pit. Spoon the flesh out into a bowl and smash it well with the back of a fork. You can smash it till its smooth or leave it chunky based on your preference.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately.
- Choosing ripe avocados is key to making good guacamole. Look for avocados which are dark in colour with their stem intact and upon pressing the sides, are firm and have a little give. Detailed instructions to choose a ripe avocado are in the post above.
- Storing guacamole for later is easy, and it can be stored for up to two hours in the refrigerator. You can transfer it into an airtight container, and top it up with cold water, place the lid and refrigerate. When ready to use, drain out the water, mix it with a spoon and serve. More tips to store leftover homemade guacamole and keep it green in the post above.
- Use fresh lime juice only. Bottle lime juice just doesn’t cut it and will leave a weird taste in your guac.
- Deseeding tomatoes before adding to guacamole ensures that it doesn’t become watery.