Homemade Guacamole

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The key to guacamole is fresh ingredients and the balance of lime and salt. Says Aran Goldstein of Saltbox Farm, “Good guac has just the right tang to balance the fat and keep the color, but not too much to get in the way of the creamy, fatty avocado.”

Homemade Guacamole

guacamole ingredients: avocado, tomatoes, limes, white onion, cilantro, salt

Homemade Guacamole

in a bowl of chopped garlic and jalapeno, mash the avocado with back of spoon, and immediately add lime juice to prevent oxidization, add salt for balance

Homemade Guacamole

Add the cilantro, onion, and tomato, stir to combine, then taste.
Add more lime juice/salt if necessary.

Homemade Guacamole

Says Aran Goldstein of Saltbox Farm, “When you store guacamole, place plastic wrap directly on the surface to limit oxidizing.”

Homemade Guacamole
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Recipe type: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 8-10
 
The key to guacamole is the balance of lime and salt. Says Aran Goldstein of Saltbox Farm, "Good guac has just the right tang to balance the fat and keep the color, but not too much to get in the way of the creamy, fatty avocado".
Ingredients
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, and finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 avocados, preferably the black-skinned Hass
  • 3 TB Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ small white onion finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 3-6 TB fresh lime juice
  • 1 Ripe Tomato, chopped
  • Tortilla Chips
Instructions
  1. Add the garlic and jalapeno to a bowl.
  2. One at a time, run a knife down through each avocado, starting at the top, until you reach the pit; continue cutting around the pit until you reach the point you started.
  3. Twist the two halves of the avocado apart. Remove the pit and discard. Scoop the flesh into the bowl with the jalapeno and garlic. Mash coarsely with the back of a spoon or an old-fashioned potato masher.
  4. Immediately add lime juice to prevent oxidization, and balance the tanginess with salt.
  5. Add the cilantro, onion, and tomato, stir to combine, then taste.
  6. Add more lime juice/salt if necessary.
  7. Says Aran Goldstein of Saltbox Farm, "When you store in, place plastic wrap directly on the surface to limit oxidizing."
  8. Serve w tortilla chips

 

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