Guacamole

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

Yield:
1 batch
Level:
Easy

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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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    this is my same recipe except the cumin and cayenne. They are not needed, and it is a much fresher taste without them. I use a splash of my favorite hot sauce if I don't have jalapeno.
    Absolutely amazing recipe! I forgot to add the cayenne and used a serrano pepper in place of the jalepeņo and it was still delicious! This is one for keeps!
    Great recipe! Adult advisory: I like to use 3 gloves of garlic, a whole jalapeņo and add a bit of tequila to sex it up a bit!
    Made this last night for a get together. Absolutely amazing, even the picky boys who said it looked disgusting devoured it! Add a little extra jalapeņo, a little extra cayenne, sea salt and black pepper, we like it spicy around these parts! The whole draining the lime juice in the first step didn't work for me, there was nothing to drain, so I just added more later on, so I'd just say ignore that. Otherwise...A++++++ 
     
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    I play with the spices and substitute a serrano pepper for a jalapeno for a little more heat, but this is one delicious guac recipe.
    This was perfect without the cilantro. The jalapeno does add heat, but also interest.
    We made this with one extra avacado and skipped the jalapeņo. It is awesome!!!
    This is absolutely the best guacamole I've ever tasted. Made a small batch to try it out...now I'm making the second bigger batch to share!!!
    Great taste, both hot and cool at the same time. This is the best guacamole I've ever had.
    Consistent with previous reviews, this recipe was a success! It exhibits a variety of flavors (sweet, savory, spicy), consistencies and textures, and a visual appeal with all the different colors. I won't be making guac anymore without using this recipe.
    I spent my life avoiding guacamole. This recipe has changed me and my husband into guac fans! It's really good! I'm afraid to try anyone else's.
    PERFECT> NO CUMIN OR CAYENNE> NOT NEEDED> FRESH ALL THE WAY>
    Seriously good Guac. The only mistake I made was that the jalapeno pepper was on the large size and I still put in 1/2 when I should have put in just 1/4. Still my husband wolfed it down despite it burning his mouth. :)
    Easily the best ive ever made and tasted!! SERIOUSLY!!!
    My family and friends love this guacamole. And,it's so easy, but I don't tell them.
    Amazing! I've served this to several people that typically don't like guacamole and the gobble it up!
    Easy and full of flavor.
    The best I've ever tasted!
    We really liked this guacamole. It was the first time I made it and we were impressed. I did make a few changes...no jalapenos (hubby can't eat them), and I substituted parsley for the cilantro as I didn't have any. Will definitely make this again.
    I've tried several guacamole recipes over the years, and the search is over. This recipe is neck and neck w/ my favorite guacamole made table-side at a local tacos & tapas restaurant.
    Ruined my avocados with the cumin. This tastes like something you'd get at a chain Mexican place. Kinda gross actually.
    This is my go to recipe to make guacamole, much better than the packets. I'm not a big cilantro fan so I don't put that in, and I usually don't have jalapeņos so I skip that as well but besides those it is still delicious.
    Madeit several times. You must drain the lime juice after the initial mash or use 1/2 the amount of lime juice. Otherwise follow the directions exactly . Love it each time.
    This overall is the best,. I went easy with the cayeene and it was still just enough kick..
    good recipe except a whole lime makes the guac too citrucy (is that a word ?) and too runny. use half a lime and 2 or 3 garlic cloves and this will be much better.
    Awesome! Better if it sits for awhile.
    Very tasty!! Did added a little hot sauce. :)
    WOW!!! Finally a great tasty guacamole dip recipe!!! Been searching for a long time. I like mine a little more spicy so I used 1 whole seeded small red and green jalapenos. Awesome!! Thanks Alton!!
    Excellent! Only change was I used red onion. I will definitely keep this as my go-to guac. recipe!!
    Third time I've made this recipe and every time I'm asked by all guests for the recipe! I hate sharing, but I do. At the next party this will be the only recipe made by every one. Oh well, there never could be too much of this guacamole!
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