I you're anything like me, then you too are a sucker for really good guacamole.
And I mean, REALLY GOOD guacamole.
My husband is a HUGE Mexican food fan, so I've had my fair share of guac. I'm a bit more of a simple gal when it comes to Mexican food, and tacos have always been my go-to order. Like this:
Corn tortilla, sour cream, meat, guac, and cheese.
I tend to rate Mexican food eateries based on how good their guacamole is, and my method, although far from scientific, hasn't failed me yet.
I've tasted TONS of guacamole from different eateries, and they all make them a little differently. Based on what I've tasted, what I've liked and what I've disliked (there have been a few), I've been able to determine exactly what I want in guacamole that would make it REALY GOOD.
So, naturally, I've put together this SUPER EASY guacamole recipe that I absolutely LOVE!
It's been a hit with the fam-bam, and has been a permanent fixture in our Taco Tuesday dinners, and I hope that it's a hit with you and yours.
Easy Peasy Guacamole
Time: 20 mins | Serves 4
- 4 large avocados (I prefer Haas)
- 1 large Lime
- 1 1/2 cups seeded, diced tomatoes (I prefer Roma)
- 1 1/2 cups diced white onion
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (I LOVE Cilantro, so use more or less depending on your preference)
- 2 Tbs of cumin
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2-3 Tbs of course kosher salt
- crumbled or shredded Queso Fresco (for garnish)
Slice avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out the avocados with a spoon and place it in a mixing bowl. Slice lime in half and squeeze the juice out from one lime half onto the avocados. This will help keep it from browning while you prep the other ingredients.
I like to remove the seeds from the tomatoes (the middles) before I dice them, but this is completely optional. I’m not a big fan of the squishy, seedy tomato middles. Add the diced tomatoes, onions, and chopped cilantro into the bowl with the avocados. Start mashing and mixing with a large fork. You could use a potato masher if you have one, but I like to be able to control how mushy my guacamole gets. I like it somewhat chunky.
Once you’ve mixed the ingredients evenly, squeeze out the other lime half onto the mixture and add the cumin, ground black pepper, and the kosher salt and start mixing and mashing again. Depending on your preference, you may want to add more salt to balance the acidity of the lime.
Once you’ve mashed and mixed the mixture to your preferred consistency, you can place the guacamole in a serving bowl, garnish with a little bit of Queso Fresco, serve and enjoy!
I would LOVE to see some end result photos if you decide to try this recipe. Don't forget to use #EpicureanChronicles when sharing them on social media. And of course, you can always let us know what you think by commenting below.
Thanks and enjoy the Easy Peasy Guacamole!