Here is one of the easiest and most simple recipes for guac out there. Perfect for game night, lunch and Taco Tuesdays!! It only takes five minutes to make but is sooo yummy! Guacamole for us tastes the best when it is kept original and centered mainly around the avocados. Because, lets be honest avocado should be the star in guac. This recipe only requires avocados, red onion, cilantro, salt, aleppo pepper, and lemon. Let’s get to it!
First we started off with 2 large ripe avocados. The ripeness of the avocado is very important. You want to make sure that it’s at the right amount of ripeness. A quick tip to check if the avocados are ripe or not is to take off the little stump that most avocados have at their tip. If the color underneath is green than it’s a good avocado, if it’s brown than its too ripe. You can also check the firmness of the avocado, if its squishy all around then it is ready to be eaten.
We recommend squishing the avocado with a fork or spoon. Don’t squish it too much though because you want the consistency of the guacamole to be chunky enough to be scooped with a chip. Also, we’ve noticed that the flavor tends to change if the avocados are pureed instead of squished.
We then added a quarter of a red onion and a hand full of cilantro. We used red onion because we like the pop of color but of course yellow onion will work just as well.
Then all that is left is the seasoning. We find that salt and aleppo pepper works the best. We used a teaspoon of both salt and aleppo pepper. We then added juice from half a lemon and that’s it! You can add lime if you want to, we just like the sweetness of lemon more.
We served the guacamole in a really cool dish that has its own cooling department which we will feature in next week’s post. We also bought these colorful Blue Chips and White Bean Chips which add a cool, colorful crunch to the guac.
- 2 large avocados
- 1/4 red onion
- handful cilantro
- teaspoon salt
- teaspoon aleppo pepper
- 1/2 juice of lemon