In celebration of National Guacamole Day, I enlisted help from one of CRBG’s very own employees—her guacamole recipe is a huge hit around the office! Irma, in our accounting department, was kind enough to share her recipe with us below:
- 3 avocados
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 roma (plum) tomatoes
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 key lime
- Fresh cilantro
- Black pepper
- Salt or garlic salt
- Splash of milk (optional)
To start, prepare your tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and garlic, so you can easily mix them in with the avocado.
In a medium mixing bowl, mash avocados to chunky consistency. Add splash of milk while mashing* (optional). Mix-in chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro. Then squeeze lime juice. Add black pepper and salt.
Once you’ve mixed together your ingredients to your satisfaction, either serve immediately or store in the fridge for an hour. Quick tip: squeeze lime juice on your guacamole and cover with foil before placing in the fridge—this will help preserve it’s freshness.
Although guacamole is one of my favorite things to eat, I’ve never made it before—I was surprised by how easy it was to whip up! Despite having to fight with a few slightly unripened avocados, I was happy with the outcome!
BONUS: Guacamole’s main ingredient is also one of the healthiest foods you can eat: avocado. There are a wide-range of health benefits for which avocados take the cake, including anti-inflammatory benefits, cardiovascular health benefits, regulation of blood sugar, anti-cancer benefits, and more! Check out this infographic for more information on what avocados are good for!
Have a guacamole recipe of your own? Feel free to share with us on our social media channels or try making some using the recipe above!