Only a few weeks left of summer and I am still eating Guacamole everyday! Guacamole is intended to be simple and this recipe is just that. You will never go back to store bought guacamole…
HOW TO DETERMINE IF AVOCADO IS RIPE:
It’s difficult to determine if an avocado is ripe. It took some research and a lot of frustrating days waiting for my avocado to be ready to eat. I am here to help and save you from mushy avocado and days of waiting… Stay away from avocados that are bruised or already turning dark brown in color.
THERE ARE TWO INDICATORS OF RIPENESS: COLOR AND FEEL
Pick avocados that have a purplish almost black hue. Test the feel by placing the avocado in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze without applying pressure from your fingertips. If the avocado feels firm to gentle its ripe and ready to eat. If buying avocados in advance get unripe (hard and greenish color), unbruised avocados up to a week in advance and let them ripen on the counter. Once they are ripe, refrigerate them to stop the ripening process. And there you go… you are now a pro at buying avocados.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 lime, juice of
- 2 tbsp cliantro, finely chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- Scoop the avocado into a bowl. Coarsely mash it with a fork. Stir in the lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Serve with tortilla chips.
- Make Ahead: Press plastic wrap firmly against the surface of the guacamole and refrigerate overnight.
For my Easy Homemade Guacamole recipe with all the fixins… tomato, garlic, onion… CLICK HERE!!