The best simple and healthy guacamole recipe, perfect for snacking, as a toast topping.
Author: Abra Pappa, MS, CNS, LDN
5avocadosripe, see notes.
1/2cupred onion, finely diced
1jalapeno, finely dicedtaste for heat, you may want more or less
1/3cupfresh cilantro, finely chopped
2limes, juicedabout 4 tbsp of fresh lime juice
1tspcoarse saltkosher salt is fine
Prepare your ingredients by finely chopping the red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro, set aside.
Scoop the flesh of the avocados into a large bowl. Begin to mash the avocado using a potato masher or a fork. Try not to turn the avocados into complete mush, you want some texture, chunks are good. Add red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, juice of 1 lime, and 1/2 the salt. Continue to mash, stir.
Taste for seasoning. Add the other lime, and a bit more salt if needed (we always use the entire tsp of salt with 5 avocados).
Top with additional cilantro, serve immediately.
Your avocados should be ripe, yileding to gentle pressure all over.
Add as much or as little heat (from the jalapeno) as you like
Store leftovers in the fridge, top guacamole with extra lime juice and plastic wrap touching the guacamole to prevent browing.