This Guacamole Recipe is made with avocado, lime, red onion, cilantro, serrano peppers, and salt and mashed to perfection.
- 2 ripe avocados
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 small serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped (adjust amount based on desired heat level)
- Salt, to taste
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop the flesh into a bowl.
- Mash the avocados using a fork until you reach your desired consistency (smooth or slightly chunky).
- Squeeze the lime juice over the mashed avocados and mix well to prevent browning.
- Add the finely chopped red onion, cilantro, and serrano pepper to the bowl.
- Season with salt, starting with a pinch, and taste. Adjust the salt and other ingredients according to your preference.
- Gently mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Taste and adjust the lime juice, salt, or other seasonings if needed.
- Serve the guacamole immediately with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos, burritos, or your favorite dishes.
- Use Ripe Avocados: Choose avocados that are ripe but not overly soft. They should yield slightly to gentle pressure when squeezed. A ripe avocado will mash easily and have a creamy texture.
- Add Citrus Juice: Squeeze fresh lime or lemon juice over the guacamole to add brightness and prevent browning. The acid in the citrus juice helps to maintain the vibrant green color and adds a tangy flavor.
- Balance the Flavors: Taste and adjust the seasoning to your preference. Add salt gradually and taste as you go, keeping in mind that other ingredients like tortilla chips can also contribute saltiness. Adjust the acidity by adding more lime or lemon juice if needed.
- Customize the Heat: Adjust the spiciness according to your taste. If you prefer mild guacamole, remove the seeds and membranes from the serrano or jalapeño pepper before mincing. For a hotter kick, leave some or all of the seeds and membranes intact.
- Don't Overmix: To achieve a chunky texture, gently mash the avocados with a fork or potato masher, leaving some small chunks for texture. Avoid overmixing, as it can result in a smooth and less desirable consistency.
- Add Fresh Ingredients Last: Stir in the diced red onion, chopped cilantro, and minced serrano or jalapeño pepper at the end to preserve their flavors and textures.
- Let It Rest: Allow the guacamole to sit for at least 15-30 minutes before serving. This resting time allows the flavors to meld together and enhances the overall taste.
- Serve Immediately or Cover Well: Guacamole is best enjoyed fresh. If not serving immediately, cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, ensuring it touches the surface of the guacamole to minimize air contact. This helps to prevent browning.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Smashing
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 82.7
- Sugar: 0.3 g
- Sodium: 307.4 mg
- Fat: 6.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.2 g
- Fiber: 3.4 g
- Protein: 1.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg