I grew up in Southern California eating avocados and guacamole since childhood. Any excuse I have to eat guacamole, I make it happen. It’s not just for chips! I put guacamole on tacos, burgers and sometimes just on a spoon! 😂 I lived all of my life buying rock hard avocados, rotten avocados, and brown avocados. So frustrating. I will also tell you how to pick out the perfect avocado, you know the kind that is beautifully green on the inside and ripe too. Just like they show in magazines or on cooking shows. Everyone has their own special ingredients they like to add or not add. I am pretty much a purest when it comes to guacamole. Simple basic ingredients because I want the avocado to be the star.
Here is the trick of buying the perfect avocado. See where the avocado has been picked off of the tree? Kinda looks like a little scab. Take it off, it you see green, your avocado is ripe and ready to eat. I don’t care if it’s hard, it’s ready. If you squeeze your avocado to see if it’s soft and ready to eat, you are bruising it. Trust me on this.
3 ripe Haas avocados, pitted and peeled
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and ribs removed for me, if you like heat chop it all up
1/2 cup red onion, diced fine
1 small clove garlic minced
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped, you may omit this if you don’t like it
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Don’t have garlic? Use garlic salt
1 Roma Tomato, finely chopped, seeds removed
Some people add Pico de Gallo
Please do not add mayonnaise or sour cream unless you are making a salad dressing. And if you do, don’t tell me!
Place avocado in a bowl and mash with a fork. I like to have some small avocado chunks in mine. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine.
Serve immediately. Enjoy! See below for the best way to store if you have extra.