In the choice between store bought and homemade, guacamole is one of those items that, nine times out of ten, I’ll opt to make myself. While there are a number of really great store bought guacs available now, as long as avocados are in season you can’t beat the fresh made stuff.
Given that some variety of avocado is in season year round, guacamole is a fairly constant staple around my house. I love it topping off my burrito bowls, taco salads, eggs and toast in the morning, and just straight up with a big ole pile of chips and veggies.
4-5 ripe avocados (Hass are my favorite)
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, finely diced (seeds and ribs removed if you don’t want it too spicy)
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 1/2 a large lime
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste (seasoning is key, so make sure you taste as you go and don’t be shy with the salt)
Halve the avocados and remove the pits. Scoop avocado flesh into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mash the avocado and mix in the other ingredients to desired consistency. I use a potato masher to make my guacamole to get a nice chunky consistency. Add another squeeze of lime juice to the top to keep it from going brown too quickly.
Serve with just about anything, and enjoy!