People tend to debate how guacamole should be made quite frequently.  Some think there is a right way and a wrong way, but I just think it comes down to personal preference.  You can really add any ingredient you want (I have seen crab, shrimp, pineapple, mango, etc.!)  For me though, I like to keep it somewhat simple.  I prefer the flavor of the avocado to still shine through.  Below is my version of guacamole.  Give it a try and let me know what you think! 


5 large ripe Hass avocados, chunky dice
3 or 4 limes
1 or 2 garlic cloves, grated (use one if you have big cloves because the garlic can be strong)
1 medium onion, finely chopped (if using red onion, rinse it in a sieve before adding)
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp. of ground cumin
Himalayan salt, to taste
tortilla chips (pick your favorite ones!)

Place the diced avocados in a medium sized bowl, squeeze the lime juice all over them, and toss lightly.  This will keep the avocados from turning brown, add some brightness to the flavor, and can also act as salt alternative.  Add the rest of the ingredients (minus the chips), stir, and check for seasoning.  If you don't like a chunky guacamole, feel free to mash the mixture with a fork.  Enjoy with tortilla chips!  It really is that simple! 

Photos by Becky Loves Cooking
Recipe by Becky Loves Cooking 


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