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thick, chunky guacamole packed with avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and seasoned to perfection! perfect chunky guacamole | a flavor journal food blog.
thick, chunky guacamole packed with avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and seasoned to perfection! perfect chunky guacamole | a flavor journal food blog.

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.

thick, chunky guacamole packed with avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and seasoned to perfection! perfect chunky guacamole | a flavor journal food blog.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.

thick, chunky guacamole packed with avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and seasoned to perfection! perfect chunky guacamole | a flavor journal food blog.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! 🙂

thick, chunky guacamole packed with avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and seasoned to perfection! perfect chunky guacamole | a flavor journal food blog.

I also received this amazing mortar and pestle from Frieling.  You can check it out by clicking on the link.  It’s made from granite, so it’s SUPER heavy, and it’s absolutely perfect for mashing avocados for guacamole!  Follow Frieling on Facebook or Instagram for more amazing products!

an easy guide to making basic homemade guacamole
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basic homemade guacamole

tips for making your favorite guacamole packed with avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and seasoned to perfection!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: guacamole
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 165kcal
Author: sara rose : a flavor journal.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Don't be shy on the salt and pepper - it really enhances the flavor!

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 165kcal
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