Authentic Homemade Guacamole
Authentic Southern California cuisine staple. Fresh avocados mixed with garden produce for a dip, topping or filling. Perfect for carne asada fries, California burritos, chips and more. Vegan.
- 3 medium ripe avocados
- 1 cup Roma tomatoes, diced 2-3 whole Romas
- 1/2 cup red onion, diced = approximately 1/2 large onion
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup Anaheim pepper, minced = 1/4 of the whole pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lime, halved
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
To check that an avocado is ripe the skin should give slightly when pressed (check at top like you would a pear). For this recipe, avocados need to be ripe enough to easily mash with a fork.
You can use any pepper you like, or none at all. Anaheim pepper gives a subtle sweetness with minor heat. For variations:
The spicier the pepper the less you will probably need to use but it depends a lot on taste. To us, guacamole is a cooling dip and shouldn't be too hot but some people like it with more heat.
- Poblanos = smokey flavor
- Jalapenos= more heat