Today is Cinco de Mayo, which for our country is a great excuse to eat Mexican food (and maybe have a Margarita after work, LOL). I love avocados, but the guacamole you get in a restaurant is usually full of raw white onions, which I don’t like. So, I have a recipe for my own guacamole that is more to my taste, with milder onions and a few spices.
I gathered what I had on hand to use. I didn’t have any fresh cilantro, which is a type of parsley, so I used some dried parsley. The Chipotle Chili pepper will add a lot of heat, so use it sparingly. If you don’t have this, use paprika.
Do you know the secret to picking perfect avocados every time? Buy them hard and not ripened, then leave them on the counter for a few days to ripen. They turn brown and black when they are squeezed in the store by people trying to buy ripe ones. When the little stem comes off the avocado easily and the flesh exposed is green, it is ready to eat.
Roughly chop the avocado and add your spices.
Mash together. Add lime juice and sour cream and mix well. These will help prevent the guacamole from turning brown, and add some tang to the dish.
Remove the seeds from the tomato. Chop tomato and green onion. The milder green onion works well raw, and give the guacamole its characteristic crunch without the bitterness of white onions.
Add the tomatoes and onions to the avocado.
Serve and enjoy!
Guacamole with Green Onions
1 ripe avocado
1 small tomato, seeded
1 green onion
1/8 teaspoon each garlic salt, lemon pepper, dried parsley and Chipotle pepper
1 tsp lime juice
1 tablespoon sour cream
Chop tomato and onion. Mash avocado, add spices, lime juice and sour cream. Add tomatoes and onion. Serve with tortilla chips.
Are you having Mexican food today?
11 thoughts on “Homemade Guacamole with Green Onions”
MmmmMMmmm I love Avocado. This is a great recipe. It could be yummy as a dressing on top of a salad too.
Happy Thursday Carole
Good Morning Carole! I love avocado’s and eat them as often as I can. Guacamole is one of the easiest recipes to create. Your recipe sounds like a winning combination all the way around also! So I will be giving it a try the next time I go to the store and pick up the ingredients I am missing (the avocado and green onion). I should be finding out in a couple of hours if Dad will get to come home today. Deanna is going to come over and sew for awhile also. This morning is all planned and then the afternoon will depend on Dad. So I sure hope that you have a fantastic day!
I LOVE AVOCADOS!!!! For 2 years I ate one every day for lunch until I hurt my back and was inactive for 6 months. Had to cut back then or gain too much weight 😦 My husband doesn’t like them or Guacamole so I rarely make it because I have to eat the whole batch myself ♥ Which is known to happen . LOL! Right now I can’t eat them because my ever bothersome gallbladder is being wonky again 😦 Hope it settles down so I can have my favorite lunch again. I’m on DAY 1 of a 13 day STAYCATION!!!!!
I totally cheat on making guacamole – I mash up the avocado with a potato masher and stir in medium heat chunky salsa from a jar…yes, I’m lazy!
I love cinco de mayo also, (see my latest post)
Unfortunately my ability to eat guac ended during my first pregnancy many years ago…for some reason my body (or the baby!) made it into an allergy thing to where I can’t even eat bits of avocado in a salad. My love-affair started in college with guac…and ended with that pregnancy.
FYI-guac is what we in/from Colorado/New Mexico affectionately call guacamole….
Your recipe looks fantastic, so I took a virtual taste and yummmmm. 🙂
Your recipe sounds great, but I’d have to eat it alone. If I start a sentence with “Mex”, husband disengages. My neighbor and I ate at a Mexican restaurant on Monday, so I won’t be having Mexican food today. The memory of it will have to suffice. Yummy!
Oh, my Mex restaurant makes the BEST guac and doesn’t use white onions, though I don’t mind them. One avocado would never be enough at my house. LOL Haas, best thing ever. My Thursday sewing friend and I did go up and have guacamole and chips today – such a cheap lunch. LOL
Yum. Sounds delicious. I don’t usually add green onions and I don’t know why. Definitely trying it next time.
Carole your guacamole looks and sounds really good. I do not like avacados but I LOVE guacamole go figure. My husbands cousin is married to a Mexican (please dont take Mexican wrong as I don’t know what else to call him hes a sweetheart.) anyways, he can only speak a few words of English. My husbands cousin has been married to him for 21 or 22 years. He was born and raised in Mexico. anyways every weekend they have parties. Lots of drinking and lots of food. But she makes literally a gallon of guacamole for the parties every weekend and they put the avacado seeds inside the guacamole bowls they sit out for people to eat. They both say that it helps the guacamole from turning brown. And I have never seen any of hers turned brownits alwasy a pretty green. Happy Cinco de Mayo.
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I love a chunky cut guacamole. My recipe doesn’t use sour cream so I will try that another time. I wondered what green onion was until I saw your photo. In Britain they call them spring onions and in Ireland we call them scallions. When I first lived in England, I got many a curious look in greengrocers when I asked for scallions. They had no idea what I wanted. I soon remembered to call them spring onions 🙂
A Margarita to end the day? That sounds like a good idea. LOL.
Good morning, Plan on making myself some of this today. Have you ever tried yogurt instead of sour cream? It might give it a little bite but I’m going to try it that way and instead of chipotle pepper I’m going to try a small bit of cayenne pepper, my system want take the very hot peppers.Phyllis Smith
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