There are a million ways to prepare guacamole and I’ve tried a good many of them (I am from Texas after all). After many, MANY tweaks and tests, I finally did it. I made the perfect guacamole.
She’s spicy, rich, tangy and fresh, and the hint of cumin is perfection.
You can make a different guacamole, but you can’t make a better one.
- 3 Haas avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ medium white onion, finely diced
- 2 diced tomatoes, roma
- 1 Serrano pepper, ribbed and minced (I leave in the seeds for extra heat)
- ¼ c chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, divided in half
- Slice the avocados in half, peel and discard the pits. Place the avocado meat in a large mixing bowl. With a fork, gently mash the avocados leaving the mixture a little chunky.
- Add the garlic, salt, cumin, cayenne, onion, tomatoes, Serrano pepper, cilantro and half of the lime juice. Combine gently and move the whole mixture to one side of the bowl you’re working in.
- Pour the remainder of the lime juice on top (to help seal in the fresh bright green color from the avocado).
- Cover the guacamole directly with saran wrap so that none of the surface is exposed to the air. This also helps retain the bright green color.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Taste the guacamole and season accordingly. As the guacamole sits, it marinates and gets spicier and limier. That’s why I let it sit for an hour before tweaking. If it just isn’t quite right, add salt.
- Serve and enjoy!
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