How to make guacamole
Make and customize your own guacamole with just the right amount of kick and your preferred consistency.
There’s just something about those store-bought guacamoles that misses the boat on authenticity – maybe it’s the preservatives. And then there’s the question of chunky or smooth, spicy or mild. Making your own guacamole, seasoned just to your taste, is easy – all you need is a knife, a Ziploc bag, and the seasonings of your choice. And avocadoes, of course. Be sure to choose perfectly ripe avocadoes by following this simple test. Or try this app.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 lemons
- salt and pepper
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 roma tomato, optional
- 1/2 onion, optional
Slice avocadoes in half and remove the pits.
Cut lines horizontally and vertically in the avocado, and then run a spoon under the pieces and pop them straight into a Ziploc bag.
Squeeze the lemon juice in, add a few shakes of salt, pepper and garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Seal bag, and knead until avocado is smooth with just a few small chunks.
Transfer to serving bowl and enjoy with cut up veggies, multi-grain chips, or on toast.
If you like more heartiness to your guacamole, add finely diced tomatoes and onion to the bowl. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to finish it off and give it that extra flavor kick.