Tonight we are having a Mexican themed menu for dinner, in honor of Cinco de Mayo. And no Mexican fiesta would be complete without guacamole! Thank goodness it’s so easy to whip up!
Start with ripe avocados. You want them to have a little give when you squeeze them gently, but not be too squishy. Mash them up in a bowl. I use the back of a spoon, but I know some folks that use a fork. I like to have have some small chunks of avocado in my guac, so use your judgement and personal taste to determine how much you mash.
Then add some minced garlic, chopped tomato, and lime juice. I also like to add some minced jalapeño pepper and chopped cilantro as well, but these are optional (I know several people on the “I think cilantro tastes like soap” side of the fence). Then generously season with salt and pepper to taste and give it all a good mix.
Let your guac rest for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
That’s it. Easy peasy, right?
Here’s the recipe. If you give this a try, please let me know how it came out. I’d love to hear from you. Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook for more stories and recipes from my family table to yours.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 med. Tomato, diced
- ½ jalapeno pepper, minced (optional)
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
- Juice of one lime
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut avocados in half and remove pit. Scoop out avocado flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork or the back of a spoon.
- Add garlic, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Let sit for 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to meld before serving.