Servings Prep Time
4servings 10min
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10min
  1. Select 4 avocados for your guacamole, making sure they are soft when pressed by your thumb. Feel the avocado in several places since sometimes avocados ripen unevenly.
  2. Begin by placing all ingredients on the counter. Rinse avocados and lemon. I like to make my guac in a glass bowl, ideally one that has a tight fitting lid if there’s left over.
  3. Press garlic cloves into the bowl and set aside. Pressing the garlic actives the allicin (what makes garlic so good for you), this takes about 10 minutes so I always start with the garlic.
  4. Slice avocados down the middle, vertically from the top to bottom. Once all avocados are sliced, tip out the pit by gently squeezing the avocado half “top to bottom”. If the pit is stubborn, use your knife to lift out the pit.
  5. With the side of a spoon (I like to use a large tea spoon or dessert spoon), cut a crisscross pattern in the avocado flesh, then scoop out into the bowl.
  6. Juice lemon and pour over the avocado. Add salt, pepper, and cilantro or parsley if using. The dried herbs add extra nutritional punch and green colour.
  7. With a dinner fork, mash the avocado mixture against the side of the bowl. You can make it very smooth or a bit chunky. Consistency will depend on your preference and the creaminess of your avocados.
  8. Here’s the most important step, taste the guacamole once you have reached a consistency you are happy with. Do you need more garlic, lemon juice or salt? If you’re not sure, a bit more lemon juice will often do the trick and maybe a bit more salt. Keep tasting until you’re happy. Serve right away, or store covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. Enjoy! 🙂
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