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Guacamole, simple and fresh by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Veronica Gonzalez-Smith © 2011

The secret to perfect Mexican guacamole is a flavorful, ripe avocado.
© Jeanine Thurston, 2011
The secret to perfect Mexican guacamole is a flavorful, ripe avocado. © Jeanine Thurston, 2011

This guacamole recipe is super simple and fresh. Beware — it’s also addictive. The best part about guacamole is experimenting and making it uniquely yours. Here is our version, but you can add more or less of each ingredient to satisfy your personal palate.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 avocados
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup white onion, minced or 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (optional)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice


Cut the avocado in half. Twist to remove the pit. Scoop out the pulp. Place in a medium-size bowl and mash the avocado with a fork so that the mixture is a bit chunky.

Add the tomato, onion, garlic powder, and salt. Sprinkle the lime juice over all the ingredients and give everything a good stir, but don’t overdo it. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Photography by Jeanine Thurston

 

El Paso, Texas natives, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith and Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack are sisters and foodies writing a cookbook with their mother, Evangelina Soza titled Muy Bueno: Three-Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor. Visit their Muy Bueno Cookbook.

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