Updated: Jul 9, 2020
I’m the absolute worst when it comes to choosing what to eat, so I usually wind up at the grocery store and walk around until something speaks to me. Well this time, tacos were speaking to me. Choosing a side for meals is always a struggle for me, but how were we supposed to do taco night without guac? I headed to the produce section and decided to try my hand at making fresh guacamole. I had to call my mom to make sure I was getting the main ingredients right, but I switched it up a little by adding additional ingredients to change the taste.
For my guac I purchased the following:
1 Sweet Onion (You can sub for red onion too)
Lemon Juice (to taste)
Garlic Powder (to taste)
I’ve had a nice onion chopper for a while, but I never had the opportunity to use it. It’s very similar to this onion chopper (paid link), and honestly, it’s a life-saver. I can’t stand chopping onions because I cry every single time without fail! The chopper speeds up the process and minimizes the tears. I chopped up my onion, tomato, and tomatillos using the chopper and I had diced veggies in no time.
I bought five avocados just in case some were bad because all of them were ripe. I cut them in half and scooped them into my mixing bowl on top of the chopped veggies. After I finished scooping the avocados into the bowl, I added garlic powder and a few squeezes of lemon juice and started mixing. Lemon juice adds a nice taste and also helps to keep the avocados from browning as quickly. I would typically use a real lemon for this step, but for some reason, there were no lemons at the grocery store when I went.
I mixed until the avocados were mashed up and all of the ingredients were mixed up consistently. Do a little taste test to see if more garlic powder or lemon is needed, and your guac is ready to go!
I paired the guacamole with some tortilla chips and added it to our shrimp tacos. The general consensus was that it was delicious!
What ingredients are in your go-to guac recipe? We want to hear from you in the comments below! -Katie
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