Classic Guacamole

A classic guacamole recipe is a staple for any host. Once you make this one, you will be asked to make it over and over. To mix it up every time, play with the heat – turn it up by adding more peppers or for a milder taste cut back. Once you know the basics, it’s easy.

Serves: yields approx. 2 cups


1 cup diced sweet onion 250 mL
1/4 cup minced, seeded jalapeño peppers (about two peppers) 50 mL
3 ripe avocados from Mexico, peeled, pitted and diced 3
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 50 mL
3 tbsp fresh lime juice 45 mL
2 tsp minced garlic 10 mL
1 tsp coarse salt 5 mL
1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper 2 mL

Cooking Instructions:

In medium bowl, combine onion, jalapeño peppers and avocados. Stir to combine. Add cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper, mix thoroughly. Serve with crisp tortilla chips and extra lime wedges. Best if enjoyed within one day

Personal Story:

Tip: For extra kick, leave the seeds in the pepper.