Perfect Party Guacamole - Low Carb, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free
Serves: 2 1/2 to 3 cups
  • 3 medium ripe avocados (preferably Hass)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced, pressed, or mashed
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • a few shakes of Tabasco to taste or 1-1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalepeño (I use Tabasco)
  • 1/2-1 cup diced fresh, ripe, tomato
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion (optional)
  1. Halve avocados and scoop flesh into a medium bowl (to remove the avocado pit: set knife blade into pit with a well aimed flick; twist knife and pit will come out). Pour lemon juice over avocados before you mash them to prevent browning.
  2. Using a fork or potato masher, gently mash avocados into largish chunks. Make larger pieces than you'd like the end product to contain because guacamole mushes up more as you mix in the other ingredients.
  3. Stir in garlic, salt, Tabasco and onion and cilantro if using. Gently squeeze some of the excess liquid from the tomatoes, one handful at a time, and stir into guacamole.
  4. Taste for salt and spiciness and add Tabasco and salt as necessary.
  5. Maybe be made 6 hours ahead of time and kept covered and refrigerated. Place plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole to prevent air from turning it brown.
  6. Serve with sliced vegetables such as cucumbers, celery, and bell pepper chunks.
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