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Fresh, Homemade Guacamole

Mmmmmm… I love me some homemade guacamole. As a dip or a topping… you can’t go wrong. The combination of fresh flavors is delicious in any season.

I gave a sneak peek yesterday of my guacamole in the recipe for Carnitas tacos. If it got your mouth watering then here we go, let’s dig in.

Carnitas tacos with fresh guacamole


  • 4 medium OR 3 large avocados
  • ⅓ cup red onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Juice of ½ a lime

Core, scoop and mash avocados with a fork in a large bowl.

Note: I mention 3-4 avocados because it depends on what type/size avocados you are using. You can use either 4 Hass avocados which tend to be a little smaller, or 3 Florida avocados that tend to be larger.

Mince onion and garlic very fine. Chop cilantro to medium fine. Add all to bowl. Add salt and stir well.

six simple ingredients…. one delicious dip

Juice ½ lime over the whole thing and stir well again.

Fresh and delicious. Serve with chips, vegetables or as a topping.

Note: Fresh guacamole will turn brown as the avocados oxidize due to exposure to air. (Apples do the same thing…) If this happens you can just stir the guacamole to freshen the color. Another way to avoid this (especially if you are going to use the next day) is to press plastic wrap firmly over the surface. If the guacamole does not touch the air it will not brown.

ready for dipping



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