The best guacamole recipe EVER. A mix between creamy and chunky with bites of heat from jalapeño and flavor from cilantro and lime juice. You need this in your life!
When Tony and I first started dating he didn’t do much exploration with meals. In fact I’m 99% sure most of his diet consisted of corn dogs, fries and frozen pizza. It was a scary time for me.
Somewhat joking. Somewhat not.
As our relationship progressed, so did Tony’s tastebuds and his discovery of new cuisines. I’ve tried both Thai food and sushi with him for the first time. I introduced him to avocado black bean brownies. He started eating refried beans. He’s now obsessed with chocolate and homemade Reese’s eggs. He enjoys sprouted bread and brown rice. He also thinks my banana bread is the best thing on this planet (okay in the world of banana breads, it totally is).
But the one thing he had never had before I met him?
Wait, this gets better…
HE NEVER HAD AN AVOCADO BEFORE WE MET.
UMMM SAY WHAT. I DO NOT COMPREHEND.
So, I made it my mission to get him to try avocados and fall in love. First up: avocado on toast with hot sauce and an egg. Next, I shared my guacamole recipe with him and he said it was straight out of heaven.
Soon after I shared the recipe with him though, he began asking me if he should make ‘his guacamole recipe’ for dinner.
HIS GUACAMOLE RECIPE?! You know as if he’s been crafting it for years, or like it was a big family secret or something.
Ugh it’s adorable how much I love him.
Now, guacamole seems simple, right?!
But when you’re trying to perfect something, then you really need to take the time to do it right and to do it really, really well. This best guacamole contains the perfect amount of avocados, heat, spice and herbs — it’s unique for a few reasons:
1.) It’s a cross between creamy and chunky.
2.) It has grape tomatoes, which retain their wonderful texture when chopped and don’t get soggy/watery.
3.) The jalapeno WITH seeds is essential. (If you can’t tolerate heat, then just leave the seeds out.)
4.) There’s only 1/2 of a lime. I hate when guacamole tastes like lime juice rather than creamy avocado goodness.
5.) We got some fabulous cilantro up in there.
Anyway, this recipe is for the real deal guacamole lovers out there. If that’s you, then you should pin this recipe for later and/or make ASAP. It’s gonna blow ya mind.
See how to make the guacamole:
- Serves: 8 servings
- Serving size: Approximately 1/4 cup
- Calories: 118
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 7.3g
- Sugar: 1g
- Fiber: 4.6g
- Protein: 1.4g
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1/3 cup diced red or white onion
- 1 jalapeno, finely diced (or two if you like it spicy!)
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Mash avocado in a medium bowl, but not so much that it becomes overly creamy. You want a mixture between chunky and creamy consistency. Next add in lime juice, grape tomatoes, diced onion, jalapeno, cilantro and salt and pepper. Give it a stir. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary (add more salt if you like it a little bit saltier!). Garnish with extra sliced grape tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos. Enjoy with blue corn or multigrain tortilla chips.
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