What Is an Easy Recipe for Homemade Guacamole?

What Is an Easy Recipe for Homemade Guacamole?

What Is an Easy Recipe for Homemade Guacamole?

Alton Brown and Ina Garten have easy recipes for guacamole. Both recipes recommend using Haas avocados and both have a video tutorial available. Alton Brown's recipe takes 20 minutes to prepare, while Garten's recipe only takes 10 minutes.

For Alton Brown's recipe, place the pulp from 3 avocados and the juice from 1 lime into a large bowl. Toss to coat, then drain and reserve the remaining lime juice. Use a potato masher to mix in 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne. Next, fold in 1/2 diced medium onion, 1/2 seeded and minced jalapeno pepper, 2 seeded and diced Roma tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro and 1 clove of minced garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice, then let the guacamole sit at room temperature for one hour before serving.

For Ina Garten's recipe, place the flesh of 4 ripe avocados into a large bowl. Immediately add 3 tablespoons of lemon, 8 dashes of hot sauce, 1/2 cup of diced red onion and 1 large minced clove of garlic. Season with a teaspoon of salt and pepper, then toss. Finely dice the avocados in the bowl with a sharp knife and then add 1 diced and seeded medium tomato. After mixing, season with more salt and pepper to taste.