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What is a good recipe for homemade guacamole?

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Alton Brown’s guacamole is a good recipe for homemade guacamole. To make this recipe, begin by halving, seeding and peeling three Haas avocados. In a large bowl, toss and coat the avocado pulp with the juice of one lime.

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Drain the avocado mixture, reserving the lime juice. Mix into the avocados with a potato masher and add ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon ground cumin and ½ teaspoon cayenne. Fold in ½ medium diced onion, ½ seeded and minced jalapeno pepper, 2 seeded and diced Roma tomatoes, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro and 1 minced garlic clove. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let the guacamole sit at room temperature for 1 hour, and then serve.

Betty Crocker offers another good recipe for homemade guacamole. For this recipe, first pit, peel and mash 2 large ripe avocados. In a glass or plastic bowl, mix together the avocados, 2 medium finely chopped tomatoes, 2 seeded and finely chopped jalapeño chilies, 1 medium chopped onion, 1 finely chopped garlic clove, 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro, 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and a dash of pepper. Cover the guacamole; refrigerate it for 1 hour. Serve the guacamole with tortilla chips.

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