Easy and Simple Guacamole

by Alejandro Mole

Anybody can make this straightforward guacamole dip. While it is a basic recipe, the flavors combine for a genuine, rich, Soutwestern taste experience. It's exceptionally well-liked at parties where people can eat it as a dip with corn chips, bean dip, salsa and sour cream, but it is actually a amazing side for any Southwestern, Mexican or Mediterranean style meal. Commonly, it tastes fresher when produced within an hour of serving, but, if the pit or seed of one of the avocados sits in the middle helping the guacamole remain fresh, it will keep as much as 24 hours. Furthermore, for people with delicate stomachs, it seems that this recipe is milder than those making use of raw onion and garlic. Avocado, obviously, is very calming to the stomach. Within about fifteen minutes of preparation time, anyone can whip up this guacamole. It's a winner in fast food and taste.

Simple Guacamole Ingredients

3 huge or 4 tiny avocados, 1 t. onion powder, 1/2 t. garlic powder, 1 T lemon or lime juice (fresh, frozen and thawed, or canned, measured to taste)


Cut the avocado into quarter sections and eliminate the peeling and seed. Set one of the seeds aside. Toss the rest of the peeling and seeds away. Place avocado in a medium-sized mixing bowl or food processor and add the other ingredients. Mash all of the ingredients together until the avocado is smooth. Scoop the guacamole into a serving bowl or food storage container.

If serving time is much less than an hour away, let guacamole to stay at room temperature so the flavors will merge, but store the dip inside the refrigerator if serving time is more than 1 hour away. Be sure to nestle a minimum of one seed in the middle of the guacamole to ensure continued freshness. As strange as this action may sound, avocado begins to brown soon after the preparer removes the seed pit and even the acid in the lemon juice will not prevent discoloration and the spoilage that soon follows.

Extra Suggestions For The Simple And Easy Guacamole Recipe

- Mash the ingredients together utilizing any of the following: a food processor, an electric eggbeater, an electric mixer or a hand potato masher or fork. - If desiring extra texture, do not mash entirely smooth. Leave some avocado lumps, instead. - For added Southwestern flair, try adding 1 teaspoon of fresh cilantro, chopped finely, and one half teaspoon ground cayenne. - For added flavor and creaminess, add one-quarter cup of sour cream. - If the guacamole is too dry and stiff, add a tablespoon of olive or other vegetable oil. - Try adding fresh, one-half a cup of diced tomatoes, fresh or canned and drained.

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