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Basic Guacamole
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
No need to buy guacamole at the grocery store when it's this easy to make. It only takes perfectly ripe avocados and a few spices to make it better than what you can buy.
Course: Side Dishes, Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: mexican
Keyword: Vegetarian, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free, Lunch, Vegan, Great Snacks
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 334 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 3 Haas avocadoes halved, seeded and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice about 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced, soaked and rinsed
  • ½ Jalapeño pepper seeded and minced (or leave the seeds in for spiciness)
  • ½ cup tomato finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  1. Place the avocado and lime juice into a mortar or a large bowl and mash with a pestle or potato masher or large fork.

  2. Add the salt, cumin and cayenne pepper and mix well.
  3. Stir in the onion, pepper, tomato and cilantro. Season to taste with more salt and lime juice (as needed) and serve with some tortilla chips.

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Nutrition Facts
Basic Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 403mg17%
Potassium 1053mg30%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 30.3mg37%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.