Guacamole goes with everything. Mexican food, burgers, eggs, even salads. When I go out to eat and there’s an option to add avocado or guacamole I always accept the extra charge. Avocado is a surprisingly delicious, creamy replacement for dairy in most savory dishes. I try to use it wherever I used to eat cheese in my diet. This helps me eat healthier, while still feeling satisfied.
The spicy guacamole recipe I’m sharing today is extremely simple to make. I only made it three times before I learned the recipe by heart. Everyone has their own way of making guacamole – for example, I use green onion where others use cilantro. If I’m out of limes, I use fresh lemon juice. Minced garlic and jalapeño are a must because amazing guacamole needs that balance of fragrance and heat. If you don’t like spicy food, leave out the jalapeño. The great thing about this recipe, and cooking, in general, is that you can replace or omit ingredients to your liking. Just don’t forget the fresh citrus juice!
Spicy Guacamole Recipe
2-3 ripe avocados
Chopped fresh tomato -1/4 cup
Chopped red onion – 1/4 cup
Chopped jalapeno – 1/4 cup
Chopped Green onion or cilantro – 1/4 cup
4 cloves minced garlic
2 limes, sliced into quarters
Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
Ground black pepper – 1/4 teaspoon
Add avocado flesh, chopped tomato, minced garlic, jalapeño, green onion, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Squeeze the juice of two limes into the bowl. Using a large fork or potato masher, gently stir ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix. The result should be smooth, but chunky.