Zesty Guacamole

This Zesty guacamole is a tasty and healthy side dish that I love to make as a side for chicken chimichangas, tortilla chips, quesadillas, burritos, enchilada’s and so much more! Made with only 6 ingredients plus a few optional add-ins, this easy guacamole makes a great side dish for dinner or healthy snack option. I personally love to have ripe avocados on hand, just so that I can whip up a batch of this easy and zesty guacamole!

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Zesty Homemade guacamole

Zesty homemade guacamole

marilynpeight
This easy and flavorful guacamole is a great side dish recipe to keep on hand for Mexican dinners and more!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large Hass avocados
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon season all (Lawry's salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup diced tomato

Optional add-ins:

  • 1 tablespoon diced cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapenos for spice

Instructions
 

  • Scoop the pulp from the avocados and mash with a potato masher until only small chunks remain.
  • Using a spoon or spatula, gently mix seasonings into mashed avocado, then fold in tomato chunks and lemon juice and optional add ins if you wish.
  • You can cover and refrigerate the guacamole until ready to serve, but it is best to use the guacamole within an hour for maximum freshness.
Keyword Guacamole, lemon, garlic, cilantro
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Equipment needed for this zesty homemade guacamole:

  • Mixing bowl I like to have a small mixing bowl on hand for mixing up a batch of this zesty guacamole in, but a small mixing bowl comes in handy for so much more!
  • Potato masher I prefer to use a potato masher to mash up the ripe avocados to get them to a smooth guacamole consistency.
  • Spoon A spoon is needed to scoop out the avocado flesh before it is mashed up into guacamole.
  • Measuring spoons Measuring spoons are useful for measuring the lemon juice and seasonings needed for this homemade guacamole.
  • Citrus juicer If using fresh lemon juice, a citrus juicer may come in handy for juicing the fresh lemon and getting every last drop of juice out of the lemon.

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Ingredients needed for this zesty guacamole: Ripe avocados, lemon juice, salt, garlic salt and season all.

Optional add ins: Cilantro, diced tomatoes, diced onions and diced jalapenos.

Step 1: Scoop the pulp from the avocados and mash with a potato masher until only small chunks remain.

Step 2: Using a spoon or spatula, gently mix seasonings into mashed avocado, then fold in tomato chunks and lemon juice and optional add ins if you wish.

Serve and enjoy immediately, or refrigerate for several hours. I have kept my guacamole in the refrigerator for 24 hours (tightly wrapped), but some browning can occur. According to other sources on the internet, guacamole can also be frozen, however I have not tried it personally so I cannot say whether it works well or not. Your best bet for maximum freshness with this guacamole is to enjoy it as soon as possible.

Do the Amish eat Gaucamole?

As an Amish family we did not branch out much when it came to food. Most families tend to stick to potatoes, carrots, bread, starches, and your typical fruits and vegetables that can be grown here in the North East, but the branch of Lancaster County Amish I grew up in were not limited to only eating the food we preserved or canned during the summer months.
Clementines were a treat for us and most of what we ate was canned or out of the garden, so when Mom came home from the super market one day with avocados and a guacamole mix, I thought it looked strange. However, after trying it, we all became fans! Because I rarely have guacamole mix on hand and like to eat as fresh as possible, I recreated the recipe to imitate store bought guacamole and was very happy with the results!

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4 thoughts on “Zesty Guacamole”

  1. This looks to be a great page to follow. I understand the reference to the Amish cookbooks. That’s how I learned to cook and bake:) If someone is new to baking etc the cookbooks are hard to follow. I grew up in Belleville and my grandma was a Peight .

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