Who doesn't love a great guacamole? My recipe is packed with flavor and can be altered to your spice level. It's easy to make and is sure to be a satisfying dish. Plus, it's naturally vegan! I make this dish a lot. Either I'll pair it with something or I'll serve it as an appetizer when we have company over. This bowl of guacamole always ends up empty!
2 avocados, pitted and chopped (save the pits)
1 plum tomato, seeded and finely diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1-3 clove of garlic, finely minced (the more the spicier)
1/2 c. red onion, diced (I usually slice about 2-3 slices off the onion and chop it up so I'm guessing on the amount but you can adjust to your taste. The more you add, the spicier it gets.)
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 c. cilantro, finely chopped
*sriracha sauce to taste (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mash it together until you reach your desired consistency (when I add the lime juice I simply stick a fork in the middle of the half of lime and I squeeze it around the fork with the pulp side up as to catch any seeds). I like my guacamole smooth with some chunks of avocado but everyone has their own preferences. You can mash it with a fork or use my favorite tool pictured below. Place the pits of the avocado into the guacamole, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve but chill for at least 15 minutes (30 minutes if your avocados are room temperature). The pits help the guacamole from turning brown. I like to chill my guacamole for at least 30 minutes because as my Mom puts it, "the flavors marry". Remove the pits before serving. I hope you enjoy this recipe!