Homemade Guacamole


To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, a Mexican holiday that has become celebrated worldwide, I was recently treated to a lovely package that included some wonderful avocados, a beautiful silver serving bowl, and all kinds of other kitchen goodies. I'm not Mexican myself, but to celebrate this package I made — what else? — homemade guacamole. Every one loves it when I make this, and it disappears in hardly more time than it takes to set out the bowl.


GuacamoleHomemade Guacamole
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Cuisine: Mexican
Published on June 5, 2008

Spicy, tangy and creamy, this fresh homemade guacamole is a sure crowd-pleaser

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Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 to 3 jalapeƱos, seeded and finely chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Instructions:
  • Peel the avocados and remove the pits. Transfer to a medium large bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Serve cold or at room temperature.

Makes about 2 cups or 4 servings

More dips from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
Marinated Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Olives
Black-Eyed Pea Salsa
Corn and Pinto Bean Dip
Feta and Olive Salsa

9 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

This is my favorite dip Lisa, love your version as it has so much going on :)

LJ Ruth said...

Sounds great - I like to include chopped up jicama in my guacamole to give it a little crunch :)

MapMaster said...

This stuff is completely addictive ... once I get started I can't stop!

Leslie said...

I can't wait to try this.

Priya said...

My favourite anytime,love urs..

bellini said...

. I have seen several of the recipes for the contest and everything looks amazing, including your guac!!!

Katie's Vegetarian Blog said...

Looks delicious. Cannot wait to try it. Thanks!

Jen @ Shakeology said...

We're going to try this recipe very soon Lisa. My grandmother made the best guacamole EVER, but don't you know that she would never share that recipe with a soul!

P90X said...

I LOVE guacamole...I usually buy it freshly made at a health food store near me, but I might have to try and make my own with this recipe!