Easy Guacamole Recipe
How To Make Guacamole

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This easy guacamole recipe has the unique, authentic taste of the tomatillo. If you're not familiar with the tomatillo, you'll recognize its tangy flavor from Mexican cooking. Or, substitute a small tomato.

Here's how to make guacamole:

Ingredients

2 avocados

1/8 tsp. granulated garlic (equivalent of one clove of garlic)

1 small lime

1 tomatillo

1/4 onion

Makes about: 1 1/2 cups

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When is an Avocado Ripe?

The most common kind of avocado is the Haas:

  • Green and hard when unripe
  • Ripens on the counter in 3 to 6 days
  • Black and yielding when ripe
  • A soft avocado is overripe

How to Peel and Pit an Avocado

Use a sharp knife to slice through the skin. Make a deep cut lengthwise around the avocado.

Pull apart the halves of the avocado. One half will contain a large pit.

Hold that half with one hand, stick the knife into the pit, and draw out the pit.

Remove the peel from each half. It should easily pull away from a ripe avocado.


Tomatillos

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A tomatillo looks like a small green tomato in a papery husk. It's a distant relative of the tomato, but has a sharper, unique taste. You should find it in grocery stores near the chili peppers.


Granulated Garlic

This is a different spice than powdered garlic or garlic salt. It is a little more difficult to find.

Garlic granules, however, retain much of the taste of fresh garlic without the storage problem.


How to Make Guacamole

By Hand

  • Peel and pit the avocados.
  • Dice the tomatillo and onion.
  • Mash the avocados with a fork.
  • Mix the garlic granules with some water into a paste and add to the mashed avocados.
  • Cut the lime in half and squeeze each half into the mashed avocados.
  • Mix the mashed avocados along with the diced vegetables.

In a Blender

  • Peel and pit the avocados.
  • Dice the tomatillo and onion.
  • Put the avocados and garlic granules into the blender.
  • Cut the lime in half and squeeze each half into the mixture.
  • Blend to preferred consistency.
  • Mix in diced vegetables.

In a Vita-Mix

  • Peel and pit the avocados.
  • Put the avocados and garlic granules into the Vita-Mix.
  • Cut the lime in half and squeeze each half into the mixture.
  • Blend about 15 seconds at speed #3 to preferred consistency.
  • Drop chunks of the tomatillo and onion into the Vita-Mix while it is running, until the vegetables are diced and mixed into the guacamole.

Serving Ideas

Ways to enjoy this easy guacamole recipe:

A dip for chips

A spread for raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, cucumber slices

On hamburger

With steak

On chicken





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