Who doesn’t want an easy super good guacamole recipe? This guacamole has been the star of every football party we have had at our house for years; and we have a lot of football parties! It is just as popular in the summer by the pool with frosty drinks, as it is in the winter alongside of chicken wings and beer.
This guacamole is a real hit! There is so much flavor in this recipe that once you start, you can’t stop eating it. It calls for just enough lime to brighten up the avocado. Cumin provides a smokiness that is probably one of my favorite additions to this easy super good guacamole. And cayenne gives it the perfect kick to wake up your senses.
A star recipe
I adapted this recipe from Alton Brown’s recipe years ago and have yet to find a better guacamole, that pleases as many people as this does. Some changes that I made to the original recipe include the exclusion of cilantro and jalapeno. I am from the side of the aisle that does not like cilantro. I also like a little heat but don’t feel like I need the jalapeno. If I am serving this to a group that I know does not care for spice in their food, I will reduce the cayenne a bit as well. The original recipe also calls for Roma tomatoes, but I will use whatever I have in the house. The important thing is to make sure to remove the seeds and use just the meat of the tomato. And lastly, Alton Brown does not include all of the lime juice. I like the flavor the lime brings to this dip, so I add the juice from the whole lime.
I love to have it handy in the refrigerator. It makes a great topping for eggs, fish tacos, quesadillas or toast! I will often snack on this with a plate of cut up vegetables instead of tortilla chips for a healthy snack. Guacamole is really very versatile and makes a great accompaniment to so many dishes.
Tips for making Easy Super Good Guacamole
So go get some nice ripe avocados and let’s make a “Super Bowl” of guacamole.
- Avocados are ripe when they yield when you apply firm but gentle pressure. This is perfect if you want some texture to your guacamole.
- If the avocado feels soft it may be too mushy.
- Use a fork or a potato masher to quickly mash the avocado to your desired texture. I like a little chunkiness to my guacamole so I don’t over mix it. The more you mix it the creamier it will be.
- Dice your onions and tomatoes into small pieces so that they are easy to pick up with a chip.
- Make this an hour or two before you are going to serve it for maximum flavor. I have to admit, I rarely wait to dive into it!
- When storing it, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the guacamole to keep air from hitting it. That will keep the avocado from turning brown.
- This is really great with lime flavored tortilla chips!
Easy Super Good Guacamole
- 3 Haas Avocados
- 1 Lime juiced
- ½ Onion diced
- 2 Tomatoes medium, seeded and diced
- 1 clove Garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cumin ground
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne more or less to taste
- Scoop the avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.
- Mix in the lime juice.
- Fold in the remaining ingredients.
- Set aside at room temperature for one hour.