Homemade Guacamole

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on January 25, 2012

How good does that look? I love Guacamole. I love the texture of it, the flavor, and the add-ins you can use to spice it up (I once had guacamole with balsamic vinegar and goat cheese in it – delicious!).

I also love that it’s really good for you. Avocado has fiber and tons of healthy fats (monounsaturated fat – the kind that helps lower cholesterol). And the best part is that you can use avocado (or guacamole) in so many different ways: as a topping for Mexican food, as a dip on it’s own, in sandwiches, as a topping for tortilla soup, the list goes on and on.

My husband loves guacamole, or “guac” as we lovingly call it, and oftentimes I will come home from work only to find him sitting at the table with a bowl of guac, a bag of chips, and a book.

I enjoy making Guacamole at home, because it’s so easy and you just can’t beat that fresh taste. I made this recipe for “Glammed Up Guac” from the book,ย Must Have Been Something I Ate, and it was the perfect twist on a traditional guacamole.

The Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle peppers, finely diced
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
The Directions
Remove flesh of avocado and add to a bowl. Mash coarsely with a fork. Mix in remaining ingredients. Garnish with cayenne and sea salt to taste.
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I like eating this guac with whole wheat pita, or organic all-natural corn chips.ย Sometimes I like baking tortillas until they’re crispy and using those as a dipper as well. After I made this, I couldn’t wait to dig in. I think I ate a quarter of it while I was making it! Hope you love this recipe as much as I did, and I hope it spices up your next meal!
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Homemade Guacamole

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 10 huge servings

Calories per serving: 86

Fat per serving: 8g

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 86 Calories, 8g Fat, 62mg Sodium, 4.5g Carbs, 3.5g Fiber, 0.2g Sugar, 1g Protein

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle peppers, finely diced
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Directions

  1. Remove flesh of avocado and add to a bowl. Mash coarsely with a fork. Mix in remaining ingredients. Garnish with cayenne and sea salt to taste.
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Margaret Murphy Tripp January 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Gorgeous opening photo! I love guacamole too – make it all the time!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Thanks so much! If you have any favorite guacamole add-ins, I’d love to try them!

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lynn @ the actor's diet January 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

that may be the most beautiful guac i’ve ever seen!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

awww! Thanks so much Lynn! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sue Kauffman January 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I love to make guacamole as a take-along to ballroom dances. This recipe looks a little spicy for my wimpy taste buds, but I’m sure I could modify so it wouldn’t make smoke come from my ears!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Oh what a wonderful idea! I’ve never made guacamole as a “to-go” dish! As for the spice level, I’d recommend not using the chipotle peppers or cayenne pepper, but the rest of the spices aren’t hot at all and just give the guac a nice flavor. Enjoy!

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Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) January 26, 2012 at 7:03 am

Really great photos! I just love homemade guac. This recipe is a keeper.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 26, 2012 at 10:55 am

Thank you so much! I know you will love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sara @ Saucy Dipper January 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

I am a huge fan of guacamole too (no surprise there). I think it’s interesting how everyone has their own unique take…like with balsamic. I never thought to use it, but it makes perfect sense.

You should submit this post to Dipstock. It’s going on at my site right now. We’re giving away dip trays!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

Yeah I was a little skeptical about the balsamic addition initially, but it was just so delicious it made total sense after that! I just submitted my recipe to Dipstock – thanks for the heads up about it!

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Mitchell - Home Fitness Manual January 30, 2012 at 2:10 am

Anjali,

I’m always on the lookout for a good guacamole recipe. I have an avocado tree in the back yard, and always seeking a way to make sure they don’t go unused.

-Mitchell

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 30, 2012 at 9:02 am

That is so cool that you have an avocado tree! Too bad we aren’t neighbors or I would gladly take some of the avocados off your hands ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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