Easy Homemade Guacamole
Makes about 4 cups, about 16 servings
Getting started Equipment you will need: mixing bowl, fork or potato masher, cutting board, knife Do right away when you get home: assemble ingredients and utensils
6 ripe avocados

Juice of 3 limes

1 medium yellow onion
1 garlic clove
1 big handful fresh cilantro
2 serrano chiles (optional)

1 tsp. Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


1. Halve and pit the avocados. Using a spoon scoop flesh into a mixing bowl. Add lime juice. Mash avocados using a fork or potato masher, leaving them a bit chunky.
2. Chop onion, smash and then mince garlic, finely chop cilantro and thinly slice chiles. Add to bowl with avocados. 3. Add the remaining ingredients, and fold everything together. Drizzle with a little olive oil, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and give it one final mix with a fork.

Suggested Side Items: tortilla chips and salsa or as a condiment to any Mexican dish

Tips: The acidity of the lime juice helps prevent the avocado from browning. To find the best avocados, avoid those that are overly soft and squishy or overly firm and hard. If you can only find hard avocados, place them in a paper bag on the counter top for 1-2 days to ripen. When cut in half, should be a nice green color with little to no brown spots. Shopping list: 6 ripe avocados 3 limes 1 yellow onion Fresh cilantro 2 serrano chiles (optional) Tortilla chips (optional)
Check for: 1 garlic clove Olive oil Kosher salt Black pepper