Knowing how much healthy omega-3 fat, fiber, and nutrients are in one unassuming avocado can be enough to change some peoples’ minds; others need a little persuading… like a burst of fresh lemon juice, or the savory bite of cilantro.On several occasions, I have served this snack to secret guacamole haters, who only tasted it to be polite. Upon eating it, these gracious guests owned up to their skepticism, and told me that this recipe had won them over! I love serving this when we are hosting friends or family. It’s easy to put together and can be made ahead of time. It gives everyone something to snack on while I finish the rest of the meal.
The great thing about this recipe is how flexible it can be. Not crazy for cilantro? Leave it out. Can’t handle raw onion? Try adding chives instead. Have a lime but no lemon? Use it!
This recipe is how I have made it countless times, but it’s up to you and the people you serve it to, to determine what flavors you include. However you make it, I can almost guarantee your taste buds will be begging you for more!
Fresh Fiesta Guacamole
(A Grow. Cook. Eat. Share. original recipe)
3 large, ripe avocados, diced
2 large roma or beefsteak tomatoes, seeded* and diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
1 large lemon, juiced (approximately 3-4 tablespoons)
1/4 cup minced cilantro leaves
1/4 cup fermented (or pickled) jalepenos, diced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste**
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Prepare avocado, cilantro, onion, and jalepenos if using, and place into a bowl.
*To seed the tomatoes, simply cut them into quarters, and then with a knife, scrape out the watery seeds and pulp. Dice the thick firm flesh of the tomato and add to the previous ingredients.
Pour lemon juice over ingredients.
Add salt and pepper, and stir to combine.
**Taste guacamole with the chips, veggies or nachos you will be serving it with, and adjust the salt accordingly!
Serve immediately, or place plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole to prevent it from browning, and refrigerate.