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Cinco de Mayo may be over, but we tend to celebrate these flavors year-round with our favorite guacamole. This dip has recently gotten a bad rap with many store-bought spreads sporting multiple preservatives and fats. Avocados boast a host of nutrients and good fats that are needed in our diets. So when made with only fresh and simple ingredients, guacamole can be a guilt-free dip for any occasion. I keep avocados on hand so I can always have guacamole ready to calm those salty cravings!

Keeping the ingredients simple and fresh is the best way to enjoy guacamole (and to make it a healthy option). Buy your avocados before they become fully ripe so they may mature at your home. When you buy soft avocados in the store, they will usually be bruised and taste a touch bitter. Let them sit on your counter. When they are just a little soft to the touch, they are ready for use.

This is such a simple and fresh way to enjoy avocados, not that we needed an excuse! Serve with your favorite chip or, as a carb-free alternative, eat with cucumbers! No matter how you enjoy your guacamole, you will be sure to make this dip again and again!

Potato masher mashing sliced avocados in white bowl
Avocado mixture with green onion and cilantro sitting in white bowl with potato masher
Finished easy guacamole sitting in white bowl on one side of picture and tortilla chip with serving of guacamole on it on other side
Two avocados one with a pit and the other without sitting on blue surface

Easy Guacamole

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Is there anything better than a simple yet delicious recipe? This easy guacamole is a definite crowd pleaser! Whether it's Cinco de Mayo or just another day during the summer, the party is going to be that much better by making and serving this dip!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 5-6 green onions
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 5-6 avocados
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cumin to taste (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Take a knife and slice around the pit of the avocado and twist apart. Look for any bruises that may need to be removed with a spoon. Scoop the flesh out and place it in a bowl.
    5-6 avocados
  • Squeeze lime juice directly on top of the avocados and sprinkle with salt.
    2 tbsp fresh lime juice, 1 tsp salt
  • Use a small avocado or potato masher and mash the avocado to the consistency desired. 
  • Finely chop the onion and coarsely chop the cilantro.
    5-6 green onions, 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • Add cumin, if desired. It adds a nice, unique flavor to the guacamole.
    cumin
  • Use the masher again to incorporate the onion and cilantro into the avocados.
  • Let the guacamole chill for an hour so the flavors combine and become more intense. The lime juice and salt work to maintain the characteristically green color of the avocados.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbspCalories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 4.9gProtein: 1.1gFat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 1.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 150.7mgPotassium: 274.3mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 14.6IUVitamin C: 5.8mgCalcium: 10.8mgIron: 0.4mg
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southwestern
Difficulty Easy
Method Mixing

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