How to Make Guacamole

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To me there isn't anything much better than guacamole and chips. It's the perfect easy appetizer to whip up for a party, or if you just want a satisfying snack any day of the week. Over the years, I have found my favorite combination of ingredients that my friends and family rave over and always want to know what I put in it. Truth be told, it's super simple and anyone can make it. Best eaten right away -- which is perfect because it won’t last long once it’s served!

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Here's how to make guacamole like a pro!

Things You'll Need

  • 2 to 3 large avocados, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 to 1 finely diced jalepeno (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (omit if you don't like cilantro)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
(Image: Leigh Ann Chatagnier)

Tip

  • Feel free to omit or add any of your favorite ingredients here. The must haves are avocado, lime juice, salt and pepper. These just so happen to be my favorite guacamole additions!

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Step 1: Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix together.

Gently fold ingredients together until the guacamole is to your desired consistency. I prefer mine a little chunkier, but you can break down the avocado until it is the way you like it,

(Image: Leigh Ann Chatagnier)
(Image: Leigh Ann Chatagnier)

Step 2: Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve with your favorite tortilla chips! (Try this easy-to-make baked tortilla chip recipe.)

Tip

  • If you need to make the guacamole in advance slightly, take saran wrap and lightly press down directly onto the guacamole allowing no air to get in. It should keep for an hour or two before serving.

(Image: Leigh Ann Chatagnier)
(Image: Leigh Ann Chatagnier)

It really is as easy as that and honestly there is no better addition to an at-home Mexican themed dinner , or any party that you are hosting (like a taco bar party). Everyone will be wanting to know how you made your delicious guacamole!

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