If there’s one thing we know in life, it’s how much we love guacamole. It’s undeniable, no matter how you scoop it: with tortilla chips, on top of tacos, as a burger fixing or straight out of the molcajete. But finding that perfect guacamole recipe should basically be a professional sport. (How much lime is really enough lime? And are you supposed to sprinkle in red onion or red-pepper flakes?) We’re here to set the record straight. Behold the definitive recipe for the best guacamole you’ll ever taste.
The Definitive Guacamole Recipe
|1/2||white onion, minced|
|2||cloves garlic, minced|
|1/2||tsp.||kosher salt, plus more to taste|
|3||ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced|
|1||jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and minced, (if you want more heat, leave seeds in)|
|1||tomato, medium, minced|
|1/3||cup||fresh cilantro, chopped|
|1/8||tsp.||freshly ground black pepper, or to taste|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- In a medium bowl, mix the onion with the garlic and salt to combine. Use a fork to mash the mixture slightly to release the flavors and soften the texture.
- Add the avocados and lime juice, and mash the mixture until the ingredients are combined but still coarse. There should still be big chunks of avocado in it.
- Stir in the jalapeño, tomato and cilantro, and mix to combine. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with baked chips, fresh vegetables tortilla chips or sweet potato fries.
Beverage Pairing: Lemonade or ice tea.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.