Simple Authentic Guacamole

I think the best thing about the summer is hands down the delicious food we eat in warm weather.  Refreshing salads, mouth watering fruit, and of course super tasty barbeque meat.

In case you don’t know, I’m a serious carnivore.  After all, I am a Mexican American raised in Texas.

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For me, barbeques DO NOT mean bratwurst, hot dogs, and hamburgers.  No Ma’am!  The only way to do barbeques the right way is to have some properly seasoned carne asada with the right fixings on the side, which of course include a proper simple authentic guacamole.  My family barbeques always included some corn on the cob, guacamole, grilled green onions, green chile, beans, and salsa.

The Texan in me, of course, loves brisket as well.   But that, and cream cheese stuffed jalapeños, may be my only exception.

So I thought it would be nice to share a simple authentic guacamole recipe with you all today.  I love Mexican food.  I’m on a mission to find the healthiest spin possible for all my favorite Mexican recipes . . . . all of which you, my lovely friends, will benefit from.

So without further ado, here we go.

You will need:

Serves 2 generously

  • 3 ripe avocados (black and slightly soft when squeezed)
  • 1 medium tomato
  • Slightly less than 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Slightly less than 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions:

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove pit.
  2. Scoop out avocado and put into bowl
  3. Use potato masher to mash avocado
  4. Add salt and garlic salt
  5. Dice up tomatoes and add to mashed avocado
  6. Mix all ingredients with a spoon
  7. Enjoy!

The wonderful thing about guacamole is that you can easily adjust it to meet your personal taste without messing anything up.  If you like onions, add onions.  If you like spice, add diced fresh jalapenos.  If you like lime, add some lime juice (it’ll help preserve it a bit).  If you like creaminess, add some sour cream.

It’s always best to make guacamole fresh before a meal.  But if you want it to keep, you can always add some fruit fresh (found in the canning section of your grocery store).  Be careful not to add too much, it may change the taste.  Leaving the avocado pits in the guacamole mix helps some for preservation as well.

Here’s a lovely visual for you of the guacamole making process:

 

Step 1:  Gather your guacamole ingredients

Step 1: Gather your guacamole ingredients

 

 

Step 2:  Cut avocado and scoop it out into bowl

Step 2: Cut avocado and scoop it out into bowl

 

Step 3: Mash the avocados

Step 3: Mash the avocados

 

Step 4:  Add salt and garlic salt

Step 4: Add salt and garlic salt

Step 5:  Dice up tomatoes

Step 5: Dice up tomatoes

Step 6:  Add tomatoes to mashed avocado

Step 6: Add tomatoes to mashed avocado

 

Step 7:  Mix mashed avocado and diced tomatoes

Step 7: Mix mashed avocado and diced tomatoes

 

Optional:  add fruit fresh to preserve guacamole

Optional: add fruit fresh to preserve guacamole

 

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6 comments

  1. Dawn @ Reveal Natural Health says:

    This looks really easy! I love guacamole. I have to admit I never really knew how to cut an avocado. I would always slice it starting with the small end. Once I got to the pit I would continue slicing it in circles until I could remove the pit and slice the rest of the avocado. Then I’d have to remove the peel from each slice. Your way sounds so much easier 🙂
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