3 days ago
Recipe of the day: Homemade Guacamole
Servings 12 servings, approx. ¼ cup each
2 cups mashed ripe avocado (approx. 2 large)
¾ cup seeded, chopped Roma tomatoes (approx. 2 medium)
½ cup chopped onion, (approx. ¾ medium)
¼ cup fresh lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. seeded, chopped jalapeno pepper (approx. 1 medium) (optional)
1 Tbsp. lime peel (lime zest) finely grated, (approx. 2 limes)
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
Combine avocado, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno (if desired), lime peel, oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate, covered tightly, for a few hours to let the flavors meld.
If you want to keep your guac bright green while storing, press a piece of plastic wrap directly over the top, squeezing out all the air bubbles so that the plastic is in direct contact with the guacamole, and voilà, no more browning!
Mashing avocados can be done with a potato masher, the back of a fork (for a chunkier guacamole), or in a food processor (for a smoother guacamole).