Most guacamole recipes I see call for all kinds of spices and extra ingredients, but I think that when it comes to guacamole, the simpler the better. With just a few ingredients, the flavor of the avocado and lime can really shine through. This guac is great with chips and salsa, on fajitas, salads, etc.
A few thoughts about this recipe
- I prefer to use a sweet onion, but any type will work
- To store the guacamole, put it in a bowl or plastic container and press a sheet of plastic wrap down tightly against the surface of the guac to prevent air from touching it, this will minimize the amount of browning that will occur. Using this method I can usually keep the guac for up to 2 days.
- 2 avocados
- 1 T lime juice
- ⅓ c chopped onion
- 1 tsp. coarse salt (to taste)
- Remove the pit and peel from the avocados (the easiest way to do this is to cut the avocado in half and then scrape out the inside). In a bowl, mash the avocado with a fork or pastry cutter until it reaches your desired consistency. I prefer mine fairly chunky, but you can mash it smoother if you'd like.
- Add the lime juice, chopped onion, and salt. Stir to combine.