Yes I know there are one million guacamole recipes out there and we probably don’t need another one…however the small extra dash of cumin here really turns an everyday dip into something memorable. I’ve been making this for 10 years and people always notice the special spice.
When my girls were little they didn’t like too many things in their guac so I kept it simple. Years later I still love the simplicity of just avocados, onions, cilantro, cumin, and lime juice. You can add a clove of minced garlic, a whole chopped tomato, and chile peppers if you need more flavors.
Make sure your avocados are ripe but firm and give the lime a good hard roll on the cutting board before you cut and juice it.
Gluten Free, Vegan
4 ripe/firm avocados
Half a bunch of cilantro (stems discarded leaves finely chopped)
1/2 small red onion finely chopped
Juice of half a lime
1/4 teaspoon of cumin
A few generous sprinkles of salt
Freshly ground pepper
Finely chop and prepare the cilantro and red onion, set aside.
Halve all of your avocados and remove the pits.
Scoop out all the pulp into a medium sized bowl and add the lime juice with a heavy sprinkle of salt. Using a potato masher or a large fork mash the avocados until you’ve reached a good consistency.
Add another generous sprinkle of salt and everything else. Fold together until well combined.
Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
This stores best in the fridge with a sheet of plastic wrap pressed gently up against the dip. Using your finger tips push all the air out and seal the wrap on the inside of the bowl making it airtight.