Avocados are in season in California from June through October. Now is a great time to mix up a batch of guacamole!
I prefer Hass variety avocados over the green-skinned kind. Hass are the smaller, dark green fruit with bumpy skin that turns black when ripe. Hass have a higher oil content making them creamier and richer than other varieties.
For this batch of guacamole I’m using both because that’s what I was given. Hey, never turn down free avocados!
For a party-size batch of guacamole:
5-6 avocados, pit and peel removed
1-2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 TBSP minced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
2 TBSP lemon or lime juice
1 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Smash avocados mix in lemon or lime juice
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Serve immediately or chill with plastic wrap pressed to surface of guacamole up to 2 hours.
Alternate Prep (QUICK & EASY)
3 ripe avocados, pit and peel removed
2 TBSP prepared salsa
Mash the avocados and mix in salsa for instant guacamole!