How do you make a super simple guacamole? This is not only simple, but healthy, and so easy. Whether you are making it for Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesday or just because you have a craving, it might become your favorite recipe too.
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: appetizers, Cinco de Mayo, Healthy Guacamole, Mexican food, Super Simple Guacamole
Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocado to the pit all the way around, then scoop out the avocado flesh using a spoon, repeat with second avocado.
Mash slightly for more chunky guacamole, you will continue mixing as you add the various ingredients, which will natural smooth it out, we like ours a little chunky.
Toss in ¼ - ½ teaspoon garlic powder, a few shakes of Lawry's Seasoning salt (not too much, you can always add more salt, you can't remove it) and a tablespoon or two of your favorite salsa.
Add in fresh, chopped tomatoes (if desired), squeeze in half a lime, then taste. Adding a little more salt, lime or salsa if desired. Finally, stir in 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro, if desired. Serve immediatly with your favorite tortilla chips and salsa!
This recipe doubles and triples easily, start with less of the salt and lime juice and taste until the flavors are just right. Optional to add 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder, my salsa has onions in it, so I don't usually add. STORAGE: I typically make mine according to our needs and rarely have any leftover. It will last 1-3 days in the fridge, but really, can you resist it. Read below for tips on storing healthy guacamole. How to Keep Guacamole from turning brown:
Add lime or lemon juice to your guacamole, not only does the citrus add a lovely zest and zing to the dip, but it provides a barrier to the natural oxidation that happens when avocados are exposed to air.
If storing, smooth the guac as flat as possible, then place a piece of plastic wrap, directly on the surface. This will help slow the oxidation process.
If your guac develops a brown layer, it will not hurt you, either skim it off or just stir it in, you will have bright green guac once again.
Smooth the guacamole into a flat layer.
Pour a thin but visible layer of water or lemon/lime juice over the guacamole to form an air barrier.
Place a piece of plastic wrap onto the guacamole to prevent air pockets, or place in a sealed container.