I will admit, there are a few foods that I am a bit snobbish about. Meaning that I am skeptical that anyone else can make it as good as I do and I’m very picky about where I will order it if I’m out to eat.
Guacamole is one of those foods and it’s because I have the BEST recipe. It’s simple but it has all the components that make guacamole great. So what, you may be asking, makes great guacamole? Well, first of all, the avocado needs to have that balance between being creamy, yet still retaining some chunkiness. It also has to have tomatoes, which add that little extra burst of flavor and additional texture. Garlic is also a must because, well, garlic makes nearly everything better and cilantro, because it, along with the lime juice, brightens everything up. There you have it, perfect guacamole!
The Best Guacamole
- 3 medium avocados
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 large roma tomato, seeded and chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Cut each avocado in half lengthwise. Hit the pit with your knife and twist to remove. (reserve pit)
Scoop the avocado out of the peel by running a spoon between the peel and the flesh.
Mash the avocado with a fork in a small mixing bowl, leaving some chunks.
Squeeze the lime juice over the avocado and stir to combine.
Grate or very finely chop garlic and add to mixture, along with salt and pepper, stirring to combine.
Gently stir chopped tomatoes and cilantro into mixture.
To help keep guacamole from turning brown, add the pits back into the bowl.
Serve with tortilla chips and/or veggies for dipping.
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