Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com
Guacamole is the King, or Queen of dips, as far as I am concerned. I enjoy a chunky version, too and that recipe will be posted soon, but today it is all about a fresh creamy guacamole. It’s great as a dip, but, also, great for serving with taquitos, which will be posted in 2 days! So you will be set for a yummy meal this week.
Homemade guacamole couldn’t be much easier to make. From start to finish, it can be done it 10 minutes, or less, so great for a snack, too.
Avocados are not only delicious, they are considered a super food, so eat up!
HELPFUL HINTS FOR FRESH CREAMY GUACAMOLE
The best way to make good guacamole is to start with good quality avocados that are ripe, but not over-ripe. If an avocado isn’t ripe, it will have almost no taste and it won’t blend, or get creamy. If avocados are too ripe, the taste is altered.
To check an avocado for ripeness, grasp the avocado and gently squeeze. If the avocado gives a bit, it is ripe. If an avocado doesn’t give at all, it isn’t ripe. If an avocado really gives and makes deep impressions, it is over-ripe, which is no bueno.
To cube an avocado, I slice an avocado in half and then twist the two halves apart. Using a spoon or a knife (very carefully), remove and discard the seed. Next, set the avocado on a counter and make cuts diagonally in two different directions and then scoop it out with a spoon.
Cut, or opened avocados tend to turn brown rather quickly, so guacamole is best fresh, but adding the fresh lime juice not only adds flavor, but the acidity helps to extend the life of the guacamole a little.
- Haas avocados – ripe
- Sour cream
- Fresh garlic
- Lime juice – fresh
- Juice from a jar of pickled jalapenos
- Granulated onion powder
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
LINKS TO PAIR WITH THIS ONE
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LINKS TO PRODUCTS/EQUIPMENT USED
If you like your guacamole smooth, use an electric mixer like mine
This citrus press makes juicing a breeze
The grater I use for my garlic is this exact one
You’ll need a medium to large bowl to whip this recipe up
When you want your guacamole on the chunky side, simply use a potato masher
- Grater for grating garlic
- Electric handheld mixer for blending and smoothing ingredients
- Potato Masher for making a chunkier version
- Large bowl
- Citrus Press for juicing the lime
- 5 medium Fresh Ripe Haas avocados Seeded and cubed
- 1/4 cup Sour cream
- 1/2 Lime juice from 1/2 a fresh lime, or to taste
- 2 teaspoons Juice from a jar of pickled jalapenos
- 2 medium Fresh garlic cloves grated
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt Or to taste
- 25 grinds Freshly ground black pepper Or to taste.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and use an electric mixer to thoroughly combine ingredients. Mix to desired smoothness.
- Alternately, if you like your guacamole on the chunky side, mash and combine using a fork, or a potato masher.