This Chunky Guacamole is an easy recipe to whip up to enjoy on your tacos, nachos, in your wraps, and on your salads. Or just enjoy it with some chips!
Guacamole is a great addition to so many meals. The flavors and the chunky texture make it so delicious. Enjoy it every day!
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Just last week, I took a great virtual cooking class hosted by TheFeedFeed where we made this awesome pasta. The instructor was Chef Marc Murphy. He shared stories and techniques that he learned from growing up in Itay.
His class was fun and fast paced because we were having a great time learning how to make this wonderful pasta sauce. I couldn’t wait to dig right in.
I have no motivation right now. I’ve hit my summer slump- much like blog traffic and ad rates. It is predictable but annoying anyway.
Yesterday the kids and I went to Bok Tower Gardens, and had a blast. But that zapped all the energy from me! I am so tired today!
The kids and I watched Hercules this afternoon. It was nice to relax but I missing out on some good snacking. I wish I had a big bowl of this guacamole and chips. I need to make a big batch again since my whole family gobbles it up so quickly!
Easy Chunky Guacamole
Guacamole is one of my favorite things to make and to eat. It’s one of those things that can be eating on everything- from morning to night. I love it on the side of eggs, on salads for lunch, and tacos for dinner. But my biggest weakness is just enjoying it with chips while snacking.
This Chunky Guacamole is fantastic because of the simplicity of it and its great texture.
Start by prepping all of the ingredients- chopping the tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro. Then I focus on those big beautiful avocados.
I often use plum/Roma tomatoes, but if grape tomatoes are on sale, I’ll sometimes use them. Do whatever works for you!
Halve avocados and remove the pit. Then, carefully, score avocados with knife. Then scoop out avocado with large spoon.
Roughly mash the avocado and garlic together. Then fold in the rest of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
I love lots of lime with my guacamole. It helps give it a bit of a zip and a nice fresh flavor. But this is another element that can be personalized to taste.
You’ll be stocking up on avocados the next time they are on sale so that you can make loads of this Chunky Guacamole. I’d say it is surprising that it disappears so quickly, but once you take a bite, you’ll understand why! It’s so so good!
How to pick a great avocado?
You no long have to struggle to pick the perfect avocado when you keep these things in mind.
Look at the color of the avocado and then feel it. A light green skin coloring indicates that the avocado needs more time to ripen, but as the skin darkens the avocado is more ripe.
Also, giving avocados a gentle squeeze also lets you know how ripe it is, the softer the avocado, the riper it is.
Lastly, if the part nub of the stem is still present, pick it off and if it’s green it is not over-ripe yet.
How to prevent your guacamole from turning brown?
Avocados oxidize quickly, so don’t be startled when your beautiful green avocado turns brown. Acid helps prevent this, so your guacamole will not turn brown as quickly because of the addition of lime juice.
To help slow that down even further, place the guacamole in an air tight container. Then press plastic wrap directly on top to the guacamole, pressing out air bubbles. Then seal the container with the lid. Keep refrigerated.
- 4 avocados
- 2 plum tomatoes
- 1/2 medium red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 a jalapeno, minced *optional*
- 1 1/2 limes
- salt and pepper
- Combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno together.
- Halve avocados, remove seeds, score avocados with knife, scoop out avocado with large spoon.
- In a large bowl, smash together the avocado and garlic.
- Fold in the tomato and onion and cilantro.
- While mixing, squeeze the limes over the guacamole. Add salt and pepper to taste.
When storing, press plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole to reduce the amount of the surface from making contact with air. Keep refrigerated.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
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