Easy Guacamole

We love guacamole in our family. Even the baby devours it! On busy nights when the kids have activities after school or we just want something simple for dinner, guacamole is my go-to. Not only is it delicious and healthy, it’s so easy to make! After some trial and error, here’s my easy guacamole recipe.

Ingredients

4 avocados

A handful of roma or cherry tomatoes

1 bunch of cilantro

1 tbsp lemon (or lime) juice

Salt, Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper to taste

 

Directions

I like to make my guacamole in a molcajete bowl. It seems more authentic! I purchased my bowl eight or nine years ago, but you can find similar ones from Williams Sonoma, Crate&Barrel or Amazon.

Step 1: Cut avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop the avocado into your bowl. Mash the avocado with a spoon until it’s lumpy, but don’t mash it to it’s final consistency.

Step 2: Chop your tomatoes and cilantro. I use a big handful of roma or cherry tomatoes in my guacamole. My husband and older boys aren’t huge fans of tomatoes, so I don’t put a lot of tomatoes in mine.

 

Step 3: Add chopped tomatoes and cilantro to avocados, then add 1 tbsp of lemon or lime juice. Both lemon and lime juice work well, so I use whichever I have on hand. Once you’ve done this, mash the mixture a little more to get it the consistency you like. I like my guacamole chunky, but with a baby, I don’t make it quite as chunky.

Step 4: Season to taste. I use about 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and cayenne pepper to give it the kick we like, then add about 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Enjoy!

 

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