Traditional Mexican Guacamole

We love avocados in our home. Guacamole is one of our favorite avocado recipes to whip up at any time, especially in May when it is Cinco de Mayo! A perfect fruit filled with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Avocado made into Guacamole is delicious on toast, with cheesy veggie quesadillas or just plan with baked pita chips. Guacamole is easy to make and can be served at the start of any meal, even breakfast!

To Heathy Eating!

Melissa

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Traditional Mexican Guacamole

Guacamole is a favorite to whip up anytime, especially for side dippers of Cheesy Quesadillas for Cinco de Mayo!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Anytime!, Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 avocados peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Garlic Minced
  • ¼ cup Onion Chopped
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Chopped, optional
  • 2 tbsps Lemon juice Fresh squeezed from a lemon
  • Dash Cayenne Pepper To taste
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper Seeded & minced as alternative to Cayenne pepper...but not both unless you want extremely hot guac!
  • Salt and ground black pepper To taste

Instructions
 

  • Peel avocado, place in a bowl and mash until creamy.
  • Mix tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper (or jalapeno pepper) into mashed avocado until well combined; season with salt and black pepper.
  • Chill before serving

Notes

Melissa’s Modifications:
If you want a purer avocado guac, omit the tomatoes, chopped onions. Ingredients will include avocados, garlic, lemon juice, cayenne red pepper and salt/pepper, cilantro if desired. Still very delicious.
Nutritional Values:
177 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 14.9g; sodium 49.9mg.