The Best Guacamole

One of my favorite meals to prepare is tacos. It is extremely simple to make all of the components—from the meat inside to the tortillas, salsa and guacamole—from scratch. I am often disappointed by store-bought guacamole. It’s not fresh, and lacks the depth of flavor you get from the many ingredients in this recipe. While many store-bought guacamoles do not include tomatoes or bell peppers, they really pull this recipe together. Freshly squeezed lime juice is essential for a fresh taste and to keep the avocados from browning. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 avocados
  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • ½ cup bell pepper
  • 1 tbps jalapeno 
  • ⅓ cup onion
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ⅓ tsp salt – add more to taste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice 

PREPARATION

  1. Halve the avocados, removing the skin and pit. Put them into a large bowl.
  2. Lightly mash the avocados.
  3. Chop up the tomatoes and cilantro, and dice the bell pepper, jalapeno and onion. 
  4. Mix the ingredients into the bowl, mashing the avocado as needed. 
  5. Add in the salt and lime juice. Make sure to mix it in, not mash. 
  6. Taste and add more salt or lime juice as necessary.

Yields 4-5 servings

Miriam Akhmetshin ’22