Guacamole

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
1 hr

Yield:
1 batch
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Directions

In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.

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Really good and very easy! I didn't have fresh tomato so I used a can of diced tomato with green chilis and minced them up. Didn't have cilantro so I just skipped it - but it's even better with that! I will definitely be making this again. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. So easy and simple item not reviewed by moderator and published
With this recipe...it is, indeed, a super bowl day ! Great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this the other day for the first time and it was delicious. my spouse liked it and co workers as well so i think this will be on the table for super bowl...i must say i did not use the cumin, cayenne, or jalapeno instead i used more cilantro, garlic and also added olive oil and to be honest it came out better than i expected. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hands down, the best guacamole I have ever had! Fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Your french toast made me a Sunday morning rock star, but your guacamole made me a GIANT among mere mortals. Thank you Mr. B, thank you, thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this several times and there is not way I would leave out the the cumin or cayenne........it's what makes it real guacamole. It is the most authentic and yummy guacamole ever! My daughter begs me to make it every few months or so! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Leave out the cumin and cayenne, and you have a perfect guacamole. Cumin smells like sweaty armpits to me, and is way too strong for guacamole. Keep it simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed this recipe, but took a couple of shortcuts. Not having fresh tomatoes or a jalapeno, I instead used a drained can of Rotel (sorry, Mr. Brown.) I also cut the cayenne pepper in half. This was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like Alton's recipes quite a bit. However, here he makes the mistake that most Americans make when it comes to Mexican food: they add cumin to everything; Mexican cooks use it very sparingly, and only in a few dishes. Guacamole in Mexico tends to be very simple: avocados, tomatoes (preferably seeded), a bit of onion, serrano pepper, and cilantro (and salt and pepper, of course). Leave an avocado pit or two in the mixture, to delay oxidation (the darkening of the avocado). Some people even forgo the tomatoes, but that is personal preference. A way to get creative is to add finely grated cheese (queso fresco, or some other fresh, salty cheese; I have used feta with great results), but not too much. Forget the cumin, lime, and garlic - let the avocado shine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
if you don't have cilantro, regular italian parsley is a good substitute, its just not sweet item not reviewed by moderator and published
if you don't have cilantro, regular italian parsley is a good substitute, its just not sweet item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes we did the same and everyone loved this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I guess i forgot to mention....I LOVE cumin, cayenne and onions and yes...I used BERMUDA ONIONS...bwa-ha-ha item not reviewed by moderator and published
I do agree we love this too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you're looking for traditional Mexican food, then absolutely, I agree with you completely. However, nowhere in this recipe does this imply that this is the traditional way to prepare guacamole. American Mexican food has evolved to be something that people in the US are familiar with and enjoy and just because they are not traditional does not immediately mean that they are bad. I truly dislike it when people imply or even assume that the traditional way is the only way prepare something. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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