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Easy Guacamole {and a simple trick}

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Is guacamole on your appetizer menu for Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo, along with the Superbowl and the 4th of July, are the holidays that boast the largest avocado consumption here in the US.

In our house, guacamole is a year round favorite though…we eat it several times a week. The kids love it for an after-practice snack so I pretty much always have avocados in the house.

Did you know that avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat? They protect against cancer, promote heart health, have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, as well as many other health benefits!




Guacamole is also really easy to make. I rarely measure anything when I’m making guacamole…it’s one of those recipes that is hard to mess up.

The real secret to making a good guacamole? Let your red onion and jalapeno soak in the lime juice and apple cider vinegar before adding your avocados. It only takes a few minutes, and it takes the “bite” out of the red onion and jalapeño.


Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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  • 2 tablespoons of red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from one lime
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cilantro, chopped (I tend to use 2)
  • Salt, as needed


  1. Place your chopped red onion and jalapeño in a bowl.
  2. Add apple cider vinegar and lime juice.
  3. Stir the onion and jalapeño mixture a little to mix and let them "soak" for a few minutes.
  4. Peel your avocados, remove the pit, and mash together with a fork with the onion and jalapeño mixture.
  5. Mix in your chopped cilantro.
  6. Add salt to taste.
I have also been known to add a little salsa to my guacamole too for a little twist. And it’s a great topper for my Roasted  Tomato, Corn, and Shrimp Quesadilla!

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Thursday 10th of July 2014

Being a former California girl who owned an avocado grove, I love, love, love avocados. I don't get too enjoy them as much living in Boise, they are too darned expensive! When I do guacamole is a real treat. I have never tried soaking my onions before, great tip I am going to try. Stopping by from Daily Dish. Blessings, Shari


Tuesday 6th of May 2014

What an easy-peasy recipe! l love recipes which are easy to make and do not require much measuring. Will try this one soon.


Thursday 1st of May 2014

I definitely love love love avocados. I don't eat them often enough though. I used to use them in my hair very often. I will definitely use this recipe to bring them into our home. Such an awesome way to get such a healthy superfood in your diet! Thanks for sharing Michelle!


Thursday 1st of May 2014

Oh my goodness! I loveeee guacamole and I am only a recent (last year tried for first time) convert! Thanks for this recipe I can't wait to try :)


Wednesday 30th of April 2014

Love homemade guacamole. I'll try your tip because my oldest son doesn't care for onions and I'll see if it helps. Thanks for sharing.

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