How to Make Guacamole
Want the basic steps in how to make guacamole? You've come to the right place. Guacamole can take on many different forms to be used in a variety of different ways - all are delicious. One constant ingredient in all guacamole recipes are ripe avocados like versatile, flavorful fresh Hass avocados. Hass avocados make the perfect guacamole for any occasion.
Here are some simple steps to get you started:
Step 1 - Start by cleaning your area and your unpeeled Hass avocados. Find preparation tips here.
Step 2 - Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed. For directions go to Cut, Slice, Peel and Pit Avocados.
Step 3 - Scoop out the inner flesh of the avocado with a spoon, separating it from the outer skin. Place in a mortar and pestle. Don't have a mortar and pestle? A bowl and a fork should work for most guacamole recipes.
Step 4 - Take a look at your recipe. Recipes vary on whether the avocados should be mashed, sliced, diced or pureed depending on the desired level of "smooth" or "chunky" avocados.
Great work! Now you have mashed Hass avocados in a bowl! What's next? You're ready for the seasonings and ingredients that make guacamole. Don't have a recipe in mind? You've come to the right place!
Let's make the OFFICIAL guacamole recipe of the Hass Avocado Board
The Official Hass Avocado Board Guacamole
Total time to make: 10 minutes
Start with 3 ripe, Hass avocados mashed to a chunky consistency in a bowl, take 1 additional Hass avocado and dice it; set it aside.
Additional ingredients needed:
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- ½ small sweet white onion, minced
- 1 ripe Roma tomato, seeded, diced
- 2 serrrano peppers, seeded if desired, diced
- Cilantro, chopped, optional
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Gently stir in the 1 tablespoon of lemon juice; this will help the guacamole to stay fresh and balance the flavor. Mix in onion, tomatoes and peppers. Cilantro is optional. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Gently stir in the diced avocado to the mixture.
You're ready to serve!
Guacamole is traditionally served with tortilla chips, but it can also be served with vegetable sticks, crackers, on toast, inside dishes - the possibilities are delicious.
Fresh guacamole should be served immediately to ensure the best possible taste. This guacamole can be stored for about a day; for instructions visit How to Store Guacamole.