Guacamole is a hit at block parties and work events. It's delicious and easy to make!
Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Tools
The secret to great guacamole is fresh ingredients. The avocados should be ripe. Choose avocados that are slightly soft to the touch; they should squish a little when you press them with your finger. Unripe avocados are very hard. Over-ripe avocados are mushy. Fresh lime and onion are also important. The best salt to use is sea salt in a salt mill.
1. Avocados (2)
2. Limes (2) - You will use one and a half.
3. Onions (1) - You will use less than half.
4. Salt - to taste
You will also need:
1. A sharp knife for cutting the avocados, onion, and limes
2. A spoon and a fork
3. A medium-sized bowl
4. A citrus squeezer (optional)
Step 2: Cut the Avocado in Half.
Slide the knife around the seed. Then wedge the knife into the seed to pull it out.
Step 3: Scoop the Avocado Into the Bowl.
Use a spoon to scoop the avocado out of the rind and into the bowl.
Step 4: Chop the Onion
First, slice the onion. You will need less than half the onion for this recipe. Two half-inch thick slices should be enough. Chop the slices into pieces.
Step 5: Add the Onion to the Bowl
Step 6: Slice the Lime.
Slice the limes in half. The lime halves can be squeezed by hand or with a citrus squeezer.
Step 7: Add the Lime Juice
Either by hand or with a citrus sqeezer, add the juice of three lime halves.
Step 8: Add the Salt
Grind sea salt into the mix. You can experiment with how much salt to add. Start with just a little. You can always add more.
Step 9: Mash Up the Ingredients
Use a fork to mash up the ingredients into guacamole.
Step 10: Enjoy Your Guacamole!
It is delicious in tacos or on chips. Should be served within an hour of making.