The Ultimate Guacamole Cheat Sheet

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The success of your Guacamole dish, like many dishes, depends on the ingredients you choose in the store.  You want to make sure you choose fresh ingredients and use them when they are perfectly ripe.  Click HERE for a reference for choosing the perfect Avocado.

If this is your first time, your Guacamole would probably look something like this; mash ripe avocados with chopped white onions, a minced garlic clove, a squeeze of lime juice, then salt to taste... as seen in our "Base."

For those of you are more experienced in your Guacamole endeavors, here are a few suggestions that will take your Guac from a 5 to a 10 and a few extra tidbits from Cooking 101:
Temperature: Use room-temperature avocados. Don't try to make guacamole with cold avocados. Also, serve guacamole at room temperature, not chilled.

Stretching: Avocados can be pricey, so a lot of restaurants will "stretch" or bulk out their guacamole with things like chopped tomatoes. I'm not a fan of this. The tomato addition in particular.

Beyond this - trust your taste buds to balance things out.

Try this:
Make it Exotic by adding Pomegranate and Red walnuts or Yuzu and Shishito Peppers

Make it Fruity by adding Pineapple and Finger Limes or fresh Mango and Veggie Sweet Peppers

Make it Veg-y by adding corn, beans, and tomato or cucumber and Jicama.

Guacamole is so versatile and tasty, you almost can't go wrong.  Trust your instincts and make sure you are preparing the freshest ingredients.  We hope this Guacamole cheat sheet and don't forget, an easy way to start your Guacamole is with our ready to make Guacamole Kit.

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