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As evidenced by the dozens of Mexican recipes on this site, it’s obvious that I have a deep love for Mexican food. (Fun fact: I even got married on Cinco de Mayo, although it wasn’t intentional — that would have been a bit much!) Guacamole is a tasty blend of avocados that are perfectly ripe, limes with a tangy zing, and seasonings to suit any Mexican dish. It can be served as a starter or topping for fajitas. This classic guacamole reminds you of the guacamole served tableside in top Mexican restaurants. It can be whipped up in just 20 minutes with a handful of simple ingredients, and it’s the secret to instant popularity at any gathering you bring it to.

What You’ll Need To Make Guacamole

To make guacamole, you need avocados that are perfectly ripe. Look for avocados that are dark in color and firm, but yield to gentle pressure when you press them (they shouldn’t feel soft or mushy). Place the avocado in a brown bag at room temperature to speed up the process of ripening. If you’re really in a hurry, place an apple or a kiwi fruit in the bag; these fruits give off a natural hormone that promotes ripening.

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