How to Make the Perfect Guacamole

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Sure, guacamole has a lot of calories. But so does just about all other chip dips.

But guacamole also provides you with a ton of heart-healthy fats via its main ingredient, the avocado.

Avocados have a lot of the good-for-you monounsaturated fat within them. Many people believe an avocado is a vegetable, but it’s really a fruit, a fruit that also packs 20 additional vitamins and minerals within its dark green skin.

Guacamole also tastes delicious! It’s the go-to dip for tortilla chips, too.

Delicious, satisfying and good for you! Guacamole!

Read below for a recipe for the perfect guacamole dip (serves two to four).

You will need:

  • Two ripe avocados
  • One-half teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • One tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice
  • Two tablespoons (up to one-quarter cup) of thinly sliced green onion or minced red onion
  • One or two serrano chiles, minced, with their stems and seeds removed
  • Two tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro (include the leaves and stems)
  • A dash of black pepper (freshly grated)
  • One-half of a ripe tomato, chopped, with the seeds and pulp removed
  • Chopped red radishes and/or jicama for garnish

To prepare:

  • Cut the two avocados in half and remove the seed. Then scoop out the avocado’s meat from its skin and put the meat in a mixing bowl.
  • Take a fork and mash up the avocado. You want the guacamole to be a bit chunky, so don’t mash the mixture until it’s smooth. Sprinkle the mash with the salt and lime juice (or the lemon juice). Doing so helps the avocados stay green. Then add the chiles, onion, black pepper, and cilantro.
  • Wrap the bowl in cling wrap to keep the air out (air can turn the avocado brown) and place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
  • If you plan to add tomatoes to the guacamole, don’t place them in the mix in the refrigerator because tomatoes can lose their flavor if chilled.

Do you have a hankering for guacamole but have no avocados at home? Then get yourself to your nearest Mattito’s location!

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