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Classic Guacamole

Last Modified: 02/04/08
First Published: 02/04/08
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A really nice guacamole is perfect to serve with nachos, tacos, burritos and more. Or why not serve guacamoleguacamole as a dip with fresh vegetable crudités...

The secret to a classic guacamole is to use soft Hass avocados that you can easily mash with a fork. Fresh cilantro adds that necessary fresh herbiness and garlic and jalapeno peppers add flavor and some kick. To smoothen the guacamole slightly, we like to add some sour cream. Fresh lime juice or lemon juice adds a nice acidic addition that also prevents browning.

For more texture, add freshly chopped tomatoes and white onion.

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General Info
Servings: 8
Total Cost: $2.73
Cost Per Serving: $0.34
Total Calories: 749
Calories/Serving: 94
Avocados, Hass (2 avocados) * 380.00 Grams $2.23 634
Garlic 2 Teaspoons 5.67 Grams $0.03 8
Peppers, Jalapeno (2 jalapenos minced) * 1.00 Ounce $0.08 9
Cilantro, Leaves (1 tablespoon chopped) * 10.00 Grams $0.05 2
Lime Juice, fresh (juice of 1 lime) 1 1/2 Tablespoon 0.75 Ounce $0.23 6
Sour Cream 3 Tablespoons 45.00 Grams $0.11 90
Salt, Kosher 1/2 Teaspoon 2.40 Grams $0.01 0


Mash the avocados together with a fork. Add minced jalapeno peppers, minced garlic, fresh chopped cilantro leaves, lime juice, sour cream and salt. Mix well. Taste and adjust the propotions if needed.