Recipes, Food, National Avocado Day

Nydia’s Easy Guacamole: The Perfect Recipe for a Beginner “Chef”

Let's do this . . . make guacamole, that is!

Let's do this . . . make guacamole, that is!

Between you and me, I don’t know my way around a kitchen. Like, at all.

But this week, I decided to step into this forbidden cooking space in my house and noticed a handful of ingredients that were going to spoil if I didn’t do anything about it.

So I did something about it. And then I wrote this.

Learn how to make one of the easiest recipes in my arsenal: guacamole. It’s a crowd-pleaser that will not only boost your culinary confidence but might help you win a friend or two.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados
  • 3 Key Limes
  • 3 Green Onions
  • 2 Serrano Chiles
  • Coarse Salt

Directions

1. Cut your avocados and scoop out the innards into a bowl. With a fork, mash into oblivion. Save 1 pit.

Pro Tip: Don’t know how to pick avocados? Don’t worry! I didn’t either until I Googled it for this recipe. Flick the little stem off the top of the avocado. If that’s easy to do and the little indention looks greenish, that avocado is ripe and ready to eat.

Peace out, stem thingy!

Peace out, stem thingy!

2. Squeeze Key limes into the bowl of avocado innards. Fish out any seeds.

3. Finely chop the green onions. Add to bowl.

Welcome to Flavorville!

Welcome to Flavorville!

4. Finely chop the 2 serrano chiles.* Add to bowl.

¡Muy caliente!

¡Muy caliente!

*HEAT ALERT: If you’re not about that picoso life, deseed and then finely chop the chiles. You’ll still get nice flavor, just not as much heat.

5. Mix all the ingredients together until everything looks consistently lumpy.

6. Add coarse salt to taste. Mix.

7. (Optional) Transfer to nice bowl and bust out the chips!

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8. IMPRESS YO GUESTS. Hopefully it's just 1–2, because that's the most this recipe makes.

9. Any leftovers? Add saved pit from Step 1 to center of guacamole bowl and cover with plastic wrap to help from turning brown. The lime juice added at Step 2 will also combat the browning of your guac (at least for a while). Don’t believe me? Read all about the science here!

That’s it, folks! Save yourselves a few cents and forego the tomato you might find in other guacamoles. The color might be nice at first, but I find it doesn’t really add anything special and eventually starts to look gross.

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