I realize there are one million and one ways to make guac. I have tried several, from store bought to restaurant table-side!
The one I keep going back to though, is one that is made at home. I just think that house made guac is fresh, tasty and healthy! You can control the amount of salt, garlic and balance the ingredients to your liking. I used to think it was scary to make on your own and super difficult but it’s not! It’s actually very forgiving, even if you do mess up.
Here is a simple, fool proof and fresh recipe I make for family and friends. I think the dried oregano and rinsing of the onions make all the difference. It takes the “bite” out of the onion and doesn’t give you onion breath all night. Let me know your thoughts and I hope you enjoy this with chips, on a burger, with chicken and more.
Ingredients: Serves 4 people
- 3-4 ripe Haas Avocados (dark brown skin, not too firm to the touch)
- 2 tsp diced red onion
- 1 finely diced garlic clove
- 1 small diced tomato
- 1 small bunch of chopped cilantro
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- Juice of 1 lime
- salt, pepper
- Vinegar for soaking onions
- Place chopped red onion into small bowl and cover with vinegar for 5min. After 5 min, discard the vinegar juice.
- Place avocados into a medium sized bowl with chopped onions and all remaining ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. Using a large spoon, slice the ingredients and fold them into each other until consistency is reached. I like mine a little more chunky. Store, covered in the fridge until ready to serve. Guac is best tasting when made the day of.