If you are looking for the absolute best guacamole recipe, this is it! A few simple ingredients make this a time saving, easy guacamole that you can quickly make at home. Double or triple the recipe for serving at a party.
Just about every homemade guacamole recipe out there is simple, let's face it - guacamole is an easy recipe that doesn't take much thought or effort. But what you decide to add can make a big difference in the taste!
Most recipes call for jalapeño peppers but this guacamole recipe uses serrano peppers for more heat. And I think it's just the secret ingredient that makes all the difference.
It's safe to say this guacamole recipe rivals anything you would get at Chipotle.
You can serve this an appetizer or top chicken street tacos or white chicken enchiladas. Yum. It's also a great accompaniment to some salsa; like pico de gallo or tomatillo salsa. Guacamole with salsa always go great together!
Ingredients In This Guacamole Recipe
Here's what's in this guacamole; avocados, serrano peppers, red onion, roma tomato, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and salt.
If you can't get lime juice you can always substitute lemon juice. Whatever you do, don't use the bottle of juice - grab a few fresh limes! It makes such a difference and your guacamole will be tasting super fresh.
Jalapeño peppers will work if you can't find serranos, but it won't be as spicy.
Is Guacamole Good For You?
There's much debate about whether or not guacamole is good for you. That's one of those things that you'll need to make the decision for yourself.
Avocados are considered a 'healthy fat' but keep in mind everything in moderation. The recommended serving size of an avocado is 1/3 an avocado. There's also a lot of vitamins in avocados such as potassium, folate and vitamin C.
Avocado Tips and Tricks
Here are my favorite avocado tips and tricks! Just fun tricks I've learned.
Ripening. If you want to ripen your avocados to use them faster, close them in a brown paper bag.
Strings. If you cut into your avocado and you see a bunch of dark strings, don't fret, it doesn't mean your avocado is bad. Those strings are how the avocado gets nutrients and not all avocados have those strings.
Browning. Don't throw away the avocado pit! Instead put it back in your guacamole, it will keep it fresh and green looking for days.
The Pit. Ever have trouble getting the pit out? There's a few methods that work! Once is to carefully put your knife blade in it, twist and remove. Another is to push on the back of the avocado and the pit may pop out (this is after you've cut it in half). The last is to use a special avocado tool, it makes taking the pit out so easy!
Put the avocado pits in your guacamole, even while storing. This keeps the guacamole green.
Roma tomatoes have less liquid and more flesh, so they work best in guacamole.
Lime is preferable but in a bind you can use lemon juice.
- 4 avocados
- 2 serrano peppers, seeds removed and diced
- 1/4 c red onion, diced
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- Cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- 1/8 tsp chili powder
- Salt to taste (a pinch or two to start and may be enough)
- Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop out the avocado flesh
- Mash it in a bowl
- Mix in the serrano peppers, red onion, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and salt
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
This information comes from online calculators. Although moderncrumb.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.