Basic Guacamole

2012-09-12
  • Yield : About 1 cup
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 5m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    48
  • Calories from Fat

    39
  • Total Fat

    4g
  • Saturated Fat

    1g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    0mg
  • Sodium

    13mg
  • Carbohydrates

    3g
  • Dietary Fiber

    2g
  • Sugar

    0g
  • Protein

    0.5g
  • Serving Size

    2 Tbsp (30ml)

Guacamole is Aztec for avocado sauce. This basic guacamole recipe produces a creamy version similar to prepared guacamole available from most grocers.

Whether creamy or chunky (hearty), guacamole takes only minutes to prepare. This recipe requires only four ingredients:

  • Ripe avoados
  • Prepared salsa
  • Lime juice
  • Salt (optional)

Although avocados are high in fat and calories most of the fat is mono and polyunsaturated. Like eating avocado, enjoy guacamole in moderation.

Cook’s Tips

  • You can make creamy or chunky guacamole. The riper the avocado, the easier it is to make a creamy smooth guacamole using only a spoon or fork to mash the flesh. A small food processor reduces prep time by up to 70%.
  • Prepared salsa can be high in sodium. Adjust the amount of salt to taste.
  • Avocado flesh oxidizes (darken) quick when exposed to air. Lime & lemon juice slows oxidation, but does not prevent it. To further slow oxidation, place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole and press to remove as much air as possible.
  • Use within 2 days or freeze.

Related Recipe

Hearty Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 2-3 ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) prepared salsa (mild, medium or hot)
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

Step 1

For Chunky Guacamole

Step 2

Mash the flesh to desired consistency. Add lime juice and salsa. Stir to thoroughly combine. Adjust lime juice and salsa to taste.

Step 3

For Creamy Guacamole

Step 4

Add all ingredients to a food processor. Mix 10 to 15 seconds or until desired consistency. Adjust lime juice, salsa, and salt to taste.

Step 5

Serve guacamole immediately or cover and refrigerate to intensify the flavor.

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