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Classic Guacamole

Healthy Fact of the Day

Guacamole is a nutritious and flavorful dip made with ripe avocados, tomatoes, onions, and spices. Avocados are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and this homemade guacamole is a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of this superfood.

Ingredients

 

 

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional for heat)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Tortilla chips for serving
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Instructions

 

  1. In a bowl, mash the ripe avocados with a fork or potato masher until desired consistency is reached.

  2. Add diced tomatoes, chopped red onion, minced jalapeño (if using), and chopped cilantro to the mashed avocados.

  3. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture.

  4. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  5. Gently fold all the ingredients together until well combined.

  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning, lime juice, or cilantro as needed.

  7. Cover the guacamole with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface to prevent browning.

  8. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

  9. Before serving, give the guacamole a gentle stir.

  10. Serve the Classic Guacamole with your favorite tortilla chips.

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Enjoy this fresh and zesty guacamole as a dip or topping for tacos, nachos, or salads!

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