So I originally had the intention to make cheesy guacamole yesterday. Instead, I ended up making trashy [freaking delicious] cheese dip, and I made Mark tackle his famous perfect chunky guacamole. Why? Because Mark is the KING of guacamole around these parts. He rarely measures ingredients, but it always comes out perfect.
This time, I watched him like a hawk. I carefully took down each ingredient he used, then I made him measure said ingredients before he tossed them into the guacamole. It was rough, but we got through it.
If you’ve ever visited my other recipes, like maybe spicy salmon tacos, spicy white cheddar beer cheese soup, spicy chopped brussels sprouts, etc., you’ll notice a key word … right? We like some heat in this household. The perfect chunky guacamole shares this same quality, as he throws quite a bit of jalapeño into it. I always recommend removing the seeds from the jalapeños if you aren’t into the heat so much, or you can just reduce the amount of the jalapeño you use.
I know guacamole seems pretty basic, but you really have to find a great balance of ingredients to nail it. This is by far my favorite version, so I still refuse to make it on my own. Thanks, Mark! 🙂
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basic homemade guacamole
- 2 large avocados
- 1/2 medium white onion finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
- 1 small roma tomato finely chopped (1/4-1/3 cup)
- 2 small cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 fresh jalapeno de-seeded and finely chopped (about 2 Tbsp.) (optional!)
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro optional
- freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lime
- salt and pepper to taste
- Halve the avocados, remove the pits, and then peel the skins off of the avocado flesh. Chop the flesh into smaller cubes, then add to a large bowl.
- Add chopped onion, tomato, garlic, and jalapeño. Use a potato masher to mash everything into the avocado. Add cilantro and lime juice, and stir in with a spoon.
- Add a healthy pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Stir thoroughly, then taste the guacamole. Add a little pinch of more of salt, then stir and taste again. Adjust to fit your tastes!
- Serve immediately.