Guacamole is a perfect dish for many occasions. Great as an appetizer or just a snack. When my son was just starting to talk he would call it “Mole, Mole” and beg for more of it! Guacamole can accompany tacos, burritos or any other Mexican dish you are serving up. Summer time is the best time to eat this fresh and tasty dip, but I can’t wait for summer time to delve into guacamole. I just couldn’t resist making some for my super bowl party!!
There are many ways to make guacamole but the following recipe is how I make mine. This is a great snack that can be a little more on the healthy side. Even though avocados are high in calories they are rich in many other nutrients that make them worth the calories.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- 2 small tomatoes (or 1 large tomato)
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- 2-3 tbsp minced onion
- 1 tsp cilantro
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
Take your ripe avocados and slice in half. Remove the large pit from the center and discard. Scoop out the insides of all three avocados and put in a large mixing bowl.
Add the sour cream, onion, minced garlic (I like to use a garlic press) and spices. With a fork or a potato masher mash everything together until smooth. Add the diced tomatoes and give it a stir to combine them.
Depending on how chunky or smooth your like it depends on how much you mix. I like mine very smooth with the chunky tomatoes mixed in last.
Serve with Tortilla chips and enjoy!
*Note: Your avocados are ripe when they are a blackish green and tender to the touch. When you cut into them they should be green not brown. Also avocados turn brown very fast once they are opened. The lemon juice will slow down that process, but this is a dip that you should make right before you are going to eat it!