I hear it all the time: The key to making good food is using good ingredients. 100% true. There are tons of guacamole recipes that might be easier and faster than this one, but this recipe uses all whole food ingredients and tends to stay fresh a little longer than the others.

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Step one: Gather ingredients

  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 lime
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced or diced
  • 1-3 TBSP fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 avocado skin* full of red onion, minced or diced
  • 1/4 tomato, diced

*Use one half of the avocado skin to measure onion.

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Step two: Mash it all together

Put the yummy parts of the avocado in a bowl. Squeeze the lime juice onto the avocado. Add all the other ingredients. Mash it all together (somewhat lightly) with a fork. If there are parts of the avocado that are less ripe, and harder to mash, stab through them with the fork and twist the fork against the bowl to make avocado chunks.

You can mash the avocado first, but mashing all the ingredients at once blends the flavors so it can be served right away.

Serves 1-2 people. Multiply the ingredients by the number of people eating and/or the number of days (up to three) that you will be eating it. Eat Wholeamole with Catfish Tacos, corn chips, or add salt and use it as a veggie dip.

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