How's your guacamole?

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
May 14, 2012 8:13pm CST
I really like guacamole, and lately I've just been wanting it fresh. So I've been trying to make it - how hard can it be??? So, I bought avocados and made some. I mashed up the avocados, added some red onion and lime juice. I didn't have any cilantro, but I did put a little salt and pepper in it. It tasted ok, but needed some more lime. So, I made it again tonight, after I got some cilantro, and put in too much lime. It actually tastes like it's missing something, but I don't know what. What do you put in your guacamole?
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@GardenGerty (87842)
• Marion, Kansas
15 May 12
I learned to make guacamole at a Mexican restaurant. I not only put in finely chopped onion, but also finely chopped tomatoes. Like one Roma tomato to two or three avocados. Romas have less juice and less seeds and more fleshy meat and that is why they are the best. Onions as much as you like. Mash with the lemon or lime juice. Fresh cilantro tastes the best. Mince some fresh garlic into it as well. One or two cloves. Sprinkle a few drops of the juice from pickled jalapenos in the guacamole. No peppers, just the juice. Salt and Pepper to taste. Let it stand at least an hour if you can resist eating it.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
16 May 12
I thought about tomatoes, but I didn't have any. The jalepeno juice sounds good too! Thanks!
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@GardenGerty (87842)
• Marion, Kansas
16 May 12
Chunky salsa works in a pinch. Add it and lime juice and you are good to go. Oh, throw in some extra cilantro.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
15 May 12
I usually add some diced tomatoes and sometimes also some garlic. I usually add lemon juice instead of the lime juice that you use. Mmmmm! Now I want some guacamole!
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
16 May 12
Seems like I just forgot the tomato and garlic. I can't wait to make it again and try these suggestions! Thanks!!!
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@peavey (15396)
• United States
15 May 12
I always add just a little bit of garlic. That gives it the extra flavor you may be looking for.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
16 May 12
MMMM!!!! That sounds good! I wonder why I didn't think of that. I can't wait to make it again and add garlic! Thanks!
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@marguicha (76368)
• Chile
9 Nov 12
I make it with crushed onion. But what I don`t see in your recipe are the chiles. Guacamole is a hot sauce. It`s made with serrano chiles in Mexico. I am making mine this year with a very hot sauce I made with hot hot peruvian chile.