Today I am showing you how to make guacamole from scratch. My version is packed with veggies, and it is a delicious appetizer or snack.
This recipe is for the more chunky guacamole with tons of veggies. So heads up: If you like a smoother guacamole, or if you are looking for a minimalist version (fewer ingredients, maximum flavor) you might prefer my other guacamole recipe here instead. Guacamole for all! 🤓👊🏻
Oh, avocados! How I love you so! 😍 I love avocados smashed up on toast with a little sea salt and black pepper. Or on an egg sandwich. Or on a turkey sandwich. Or in sushi. Or by themselves with just a little S&P!
But when you learn how to make guacamole, it may just become your favorite avocado dish. It certainly is mine!
Avocados are full of healthy fats and lots of great nutritional goodness. They contain lots of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C.
Many people “lighten up” their guacamole by adding smashed peas, or by stirring in sour cream or Greek yogurt. Not me! 🙅🏼 I just cannot get on board with these methods. What can I say?! I am a guacamole purist!
My recipe is the chunky guacamole variety because I add a ton of veggies. You get TONS of flavor and texture in each bite.
Just look at all those beautiful, colorful VEGGIES!
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How to Make Guacamole
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How to Make Guacamole
How to make guacamole: This classic guacamole is packed with veggies, and it is a delicious appetizer or snack.
- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 jalapeno peppers de-seeded and diced
- 1/4 large red onion, finely diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
- juice of 1 lime
- 3 ripe avocados
- Dice the tomatoes, peppers, onion and cilantro and set aside.
- Slice open the avocados, and remove the seeds; spoon out the avocado flesh into a medium mixing bowl.
- Add the salt, lime juice and cumin, and mash with a fork or potato masher. I like to leave my avocados slightly chunky.
- Fold in the veggies.
- Taste test a bite (<- it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!). Add more salt, if desired.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.