Summertime in California is the season for guacamole…and for everybody’s close-to-the-heart recipe for their very own “perfect” guacamole!
There are SO many ways to make guac, and so many are delicious.
There are also so many people (ahem, guilty) who swear their guac recipe is the finest, the ultimate, the ONLY ONE you’ll ever need.
Some people like to add tomatoes, onion, salsa, cilantro…or even (of course) bacon. My take is that the star of the guacamole is the avocado and anything that detracts from the star lessens its performance. I want avocado, plain and simple. Well, just dressed up a teeny, weensy bit.
The trick is to make it smooth, brisk, and salty…but not too much of those qualities. I know, some of you like your guac chunky. But trust me, once you’ve tried a hand mixer, you might never go back to potato-masher-ing your avocados. The hand mixer is the secret sauce here; the limes and salt are just frosting on your avocado cake.
What’s YOUR version of perfect guacamole? I’d love to know, even though I’ll never make it
Perfect Guacamole (Vegan, Raw)
- 5 medium ripe avocados
- 2 limes
- sea salt
- Slice the avocados in half, remove the pits, and squish the fruit from the peel into a bowl.
- Juice the limes into the avocado mash.
- Add a bunch of sea salt.
- Use a hand blender to process until smooth. Add more salt as desired.
- Serve with tortilla chips or Mary’s Gone Crackers; spread on a flaxseed wrap or add to a collard wrap; serve with fish tacos; spoon out and eat on its own; the possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
Adjust the recipe as necessary for your needs and tastes. You can determine the nutritional content of your final product using Recipe Calculator.
Do you have a favorite guacamole recipe you’d like to share?