Hold the avocado half in your hand and cut through in a cross hatch, without cutting through the skin. Scoop out into a bowl. Repeat with the other halves.
Stir all of the ingredients together. If you prefer a less chunky guac, mash with a large fork until you reach your desired consistency.
Make sure you use ripe avocados for the best results. To test if your avocado is ripe, press its side. It should yield slightly, but not feel too soft or mushy.
Avocados will oxidize and turn brown when they are cut and exposed to air. To ensure that they don’t turn, have all of your ingredients prepped and ready before you slice into them.
The lime juice will also help to prevent oxidation, drizzle it immediately over the chopped avocado and toss well.
Guacamole should be made as close to serving time as possible, but if you need to store it in the refrigerator for a short while before serving, cover it with plastic wrap, pressing it right on the surface of the guacamole.
Don’t skip the salt! It helps to bring out the flavor of all of the ingredients. Season, taste, adjust, enjoy!
Max's Favorite Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 21.8mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.