Nothing says summer to me quite like guacamole. A creamy savory dip of avocados and lime, it’s amazing with corn chips or added to a salad or sandwich. There a lot of recipes for guacamole out there that add everything from tomatoes and onions, to mango and cilantro, but for a veggie as tasty and unique as the almighty avocado, I find the simplest preparation works the best.
This recipe has exactly 3 ingredients: Avocados, lime, and garlic. That’s it, that’s all. I don’t even use salt because the lime provides all the tang this needs.
It may seem overly simple, but trust me on this one and you’ll never make guacamole the same way again!
Here’s How You Do It
Difficulty Level: Easy
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Makes 2 Cups of Guacamole
2 Ripe Avocados – Avocados are usually sold under-ripe. Buy them and keep them on your counter. They should ripen in a couple of days. To check for ripeness, give them a gentle squeeze. If there’s some give and the avocado has darkened, you’re good to go.
Juice of 1 or 2 Limes – Limes can vary in size, so if they’re on the small side, use 2 not 1.
1 Clove of Garlic, peeled and finely minced
1 Knife and Cutting Board
Squeeze the lime juice into the bowl, making sure to get every last bit.
Take the peel and pits out and off of the avocados and throw the bright green flesh into the bowl.
Add the garlic and stir everything together with a spoon to combine. If you like your guacamole on the mushier side, use the back of your spoon to mash the avocados to your liking.
Serve and enjoy!
-Samantha R. Gold
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