Recipe: Garden fresh homemade guacamole

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Sure you can buy guacamole at the store. But why would you? Homemade guacamole is easy, delicious, and nutritious. Check out this recipe!

Homemade guacamole. Is there anything quite as satisfying? I’m not sure. Something about the creamy avocado, the burst of flavor from the tomatoes, and the simple spices to give a little kick… it’s just so satisfying.

This easy homemade guacamole recipe is great for dips, tacos, fajitas, or even on a sandwich. Be sure to use the freshest ingredients possible. Locally grown is always best for nutrition and the environment. But let’s be honest, sometimes you want some homemade guacamole in the middle of winter. That’s when I’m thankful for my local health food store where I can buy organic ingredients that are free from pesticides and GMOs.

Garden fresh homemade guacamole

Garden fresh homemade guacamole

Having garden fresh homemade guacamole is one of my favorite things. Use it with chips, tacos, fajitas, and more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 small tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 small handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Scoop out the avocado into a bowl, pour in lime juice, and toss to coat.
  2. Drain out the excess lime juice and reserve it for later.
  3. Add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and then mash all together using a potato masher.
  4. Fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.

Enjoy!

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Photography by Jennifer Leung Johnson

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