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Sep 5, 2006 08:18 AM

Guacamole recipe

Anyone have a fail-safe recipe for a quick, simple gaucamole?

Made one tonight and it was good, but not outstanding.

I used a ripe avocado, as well as lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

What am I missing? Don't want anything over-complicated or that masks the taste of the avocado.


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  1. Use lime juice instead of lemon juice and the flavors will immediately come together for you. Lemon just just won't give you that authentic guacamole flavor.

    You can dress it up with a little bit of tomatoes, cilantro, and red onion, but the simplest recipe is lime juice and salt. No pepper.

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    1. re: Pei

      PS. and chopped jalepeno, you decide how many seeds you keep.

    2. I'm not a purist, mine has a tablespoon of salsa ('cuz I'm too lazy to dice the tomatos and cilantro myself for the small amount I want) plus sour cream which makes it exceptionally creamy.

      1. Well, in addition to the avocado, I always use

        a little garlic
        lime juice
        green chili
        diced red onion
        diced, skinned, and de-seeded tomato

        Otherwise, it's just an avocado mash.


        1. Avocado, lime juice, a hint of minced green onion, and a little green salsa picante or a splat of salsa verde.

          I don't add cilantro because I think it messes up the texture. And I don't add tomato or red salsa because it messes up the color.

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          1. re: Sharuf

            Agreed. I also am one of the cilantro-impaired. I'd add minced celery leaves if necessary instead.

          2. here's my recipe, which tends to get a decent amount of compliments (these are all aprox., and according to taste):

            1/2 a white onion
            2 med sized tomatoes
            2 cloves of garlic
            jalapeno/green chili (if you like spicy)
            3-4 avocados...the smaller black ones, not the green ones
            1/2 of a lime
            cilantro (if you like cilantro)

            chop the onion and tomatoes into cubes. Chop the garlic into a few pieces, and do the same with the jalapeno.

            Put the garlic, jalapeno and onion into the blender. Add a little of the tomatoes so that mix will blend easily. Also squeeze a quarter of the lime juice into the blender. Blend until liquid.

            Scoop the avocado into a bowl, and then mash it with a fork. (mashing with a fork tends to leave the avocado with some texture). Then mix in the cubed tomatoes. Pour in some of the "salsa" from the blender, then taste. Then add more salsa if needed or more lime juice. Serve, and enjoy!