Though this is a simple guacamole comprised of only four ingredients, it has a bright and vibrant flavor thanks to plenty of lime juice and minced garlic.

Haley's Garlic & Lime Guacamole

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican, Savory
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Nancy Mock
Though this is a simple guacamole comprised of only four ingredients, it has a bright and vibrant flavor thanks to plenty of lime juice and minced garlic.
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Ingredients

  • 4 just-ripe avocados (the flesh should yield a little when you press on it, and some brown color in the skin is fine. Just stay away from overripe avocados that look black and are squishy.)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (amount 1 regular-sized lime's worth)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Slice open the avocados length-wise. Discard the pits and scrape the flesh into a large bowl. Pour the lime juice over the top and use a potato masher to mash the avocado and juice together. 
  • Add in the minced garlic and the salt and stir the guacamole to mix everything together well.
  • Serve the guacamole with tortilla chips. Makes about 2 cups.
  • To store it, cover with plastic wrap and press the plastic to the surface of the guacamole. Refrigerate the guacamole for up to two days.

Notes

  1. As I mention above, use just-ripe avocados in this recipe: the skin will be greenish-brown and the flesh should yield a little when you press on it. Beware of avocados that look almost black and that cave in when you press them. Sometimes grocery stores put a "ripe" label on these to try to get rid of them, but the flesh inside will be streaked/splotched with brown and look rather gross. If your avocados are rock-hard (under-ripe) put them in a closed paper bag for a day or two, and they should ripen quickly.
  2. Haley says if you don't have fresh garlic on hand, a tablespoon of jarred, minced garlic will work in place of fresh cloves!

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Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 657mg | Fiber: 9g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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