Easy Summer Appetizers: Guacamole

The only thing I love more than an avocado is an avocado smashed into tasty guacamole. Guacamole is the perfect crowd-pleasing summer appetizer.  It’s easy, however unlike other dips that can be made well in advance and refrigerated, guacamole is best when made fresh and served right away. Be sure your avocados are ripe. A friend of mine once claimed that only people from California really know how to pick the perfect avocado. I’m not certain that’s true, but I went to my favorite California girl for an answer anyway and this is what she said: “It should have a squishy feel, but NOT mushy. You should be able to squeeze the avocado and feel give, but it retains its shape. It shouldn’t be hard at all.”  So there you go!



Heather’s Guacamole

Serves 4

  • 2 large ripe California Avocados
  • 2 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt

In medium shallow bowl, mash avocado with a fork until smashed but still chunky. Stir in the next four ingredients and season to taste with salt.  Serve with Tortilla chips.



Filed under Appetizer, Gluten-free, Heather Platt, Super Bowl, Vegetarian

5 responses to “Easy Summer Appetizers: Guacamole

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  3. Meagan

    I second that one!


  4. Brooke

    Looks amazing! Californians may know how to pick avocados, but those Vermont girls know how to make the guac!


  5. Wonderful. I like to add fresh jalapeno to mine.


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