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Classic Guacamole

I love guacamole. This is one of those foods that I didn’t appreciate until my early 20’s. I had no idea how amazing it was until I got over the color and just tasted it! I think that’s the problem with this dip–people either love it or hate it and the lovers out there. Boy, do we truly love it.

To my surprise I have never blogged my go-to guacamole recipe I developed a few years back. Don’t get me wrong in a pinch I love to use Wholly Guacamole and keep it on hand and in my freezer at all times, but their is nothing like making your own guacamole. When avocado prices are manageable you’ll find me making my own. In my opinion what makes a great guacamole is the flavors used within the dip.

My guacamaole isn’t bright green–it’s a darker green because I like to spice up my guac. I also like to mince a few veggies because I like to have additional flavors other than avocado and spice in my guac. Make sure you pair this guac with the most amazing (Salt & Lime) Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips.

Do you know how to tell if your avocado is ripe enough to turn it into guacamole? According to the Hass Avocado website unripe, firm or green fruit can take four to five days to ripen at room temperature. When your at the store look for avocados that aren’t green but a brownish green; gently squeeze in the palm of your hand without applying your fingertips (that can cause bruising). If it’s a tad soft it should be ripe in a few days. If you buy an avocado that is already soft to touch you can store it in the refrigerator for 1-2 days until your ready to cut it up. That will delay it’s ripening process.

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Classic Guacamole
Author: Katie Jasiewicz of Katie’s Cucina
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 4
  • 2 Hass Avocados
  • 1 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tbsp plum tomato, minced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  1. In a medium size bowl mash together 2 Haas Avocados. Then add red onion, jalapeno, plum tomato, cilantro, and lime. Followed by the chili powder, ground coriander, salt, and cumin. Mix well and serve immediately.

*You can store leftovers over night by placing plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole and pressing the plastic wrap on top. This will lessen the browning.

*I’ve been known to put together the spices and minced vegetables and herbs prior to leaving for a weekend getaway. Once your at your destination, peel, de-seed, and mash your avocados into your spice/vegetable mixture and serve.

*For cold guacamole, refrigerate your avocados up to one hour before your ready to mash.



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3 Responses to “Classic Guacamole”

  1. Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:55 am (#)

    Guac is my lifeblood. I love it. I’d eat it every day if possible, just with a spoon. Mmmm…

  2. Joanne posted on May 5, 2012 at 8:58 am (#)

    I didn’t really start liking guac until college either…but once you decide you love it, there’s no turning back! This looks like a majorly delicious version of it!

    • Katie replied on May 5th, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Agree! If you like spices you’ll love this guac!

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