Holy Guacamole! Get ready for Cinco de Mayo with this classic Mexican dip.
Since avocados contain such healthy fats and there’s other really healthy ingredients in guacamole, indulging should be relatively guilt-free.
If you’d like to go the whole route, then by all means make your own homemade tortilla chips. Mexican restaurants do them with fresh salsa. NOTHING beats them warm out of the oven with a great guac. I’ve lacked ambition lately so I just buy the pre-made ones (hangs head in shame) and at the discount grocery too. Heck, Clancy’s is very good…and if you know that “brand” name, you know where I get them 😉
Anyway, it doesn’t have to be Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican holiday to enjoy this…do it year round! This recipe can be doubled, tripled, whatever. I only make a smaller amount since the avocados will go brown, despite the lime juice. If you’re planning to make this for a party, then just prep all the other ingredients ahead of time, leaving the avocados to be prepared right before you are going to serve it. Despite the lime juice, it WILL turn brown after a couple of hours.
- 2 ripe Haas avocados
- 1 large Roma tomato, seeded and diced
- 1/2 medium jalapeno pepper, minced
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tbs minced cilantro (use more if you adore it, I don’t)
- 2 tbs chopped red onion
- 1 tbs freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
Remove skin and pit from avocados and chop very coarsely. Place in medium bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well, slightly mashing the avocados–but you do want some chunks in it (well, at least I do–but if you don’t then mash it smooth).
Serve immediately with tortilla chips.