Has there ever been a better duo than corn tortilla chips and guacamole? We all know the answer is NO. I mean it’s a bowl full of avocado, need I say more?
Beyond just being in a loving and loyal relationship with avocados, I love how simple it is to make delicious guacamole. It can be done in minutes and is a perfect appetizer or dish to bring to a party. You can tweak this recipe to make it spicier or milder depending on your tastes or who is eating it.
I tend to make two different bowls of guac when I am serving it for groups of people. I make one that is full of heat, tomato, and onions for people like me and then a milder bowl for the lil ones or the picky eaters in the room! I prefer to pair guac and salsa with corn tortilla chips, not only because it allows all my gluten-free peeps to eat this, but because to me the flavor is far superior to flour chips.
- 2 or more ripe avocados (I roughly estimate 1 avocado to 3 people)
- 1 or more limes, juiced (about 1 lime for every 2 avocados)
- 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (can be removed if you think cilantro tastes like soap)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt (or more to taste)
- 1/3 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 of a small jalapeno, finely chopped
- a few drops of hot sauce (I typically go with Cholulas)
- 1/2 of a large tomato, diced
- 1/3 of an onion, diced
In a large mixing bowl, add in your minced garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. The lime juice will begin to marinate the garlic and cilantro. While this is happening, you can begin to cut your avocados and remove the pit. Scoop the entirety of the avocado into the bowl with your lime, cilantro, and garlic. Using a masher or fork, begin to mash your avocado into the bowl and begin to mix the ingredients together.
The avocados will begin to break down and become smooth and creamy. When this happens you can add in your salt and pepper to taste. If you are adding the optional ingredients, you can add them into your bowl using a large spoon. Fold the tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, and hot sauce into the mixture until evenly distributed. Make sure you taste the guacamole to see if you need more of anything, which I find is typically salt and/or lime juice.
Then when your desired flavor is achieved, you can serve in your favorite bowl alongside corn tortilla chips or even crisp veggies!