How to Turn Avocado Into Delicious Guacamole

Guacamole recipe
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Avocado is a delicious and creamy addition to most sandwich ingredients. It goes great with lunchmeat, most kinds of cheese, eggs, plain toast, and most other veggies. It’s also high in healthy fats which makes it nice and filling, and it’s got nutrients to boot. That makes it a good alternative to condiments such as mayo, which has a lot of unhealthy fat, and ketchup, which has tons of sugar. But getting it to a perfect spreadable consistency and making it last can take a few steps. Here’s how to turn avocado into guacamole.

In addition to a ripe avocado, there are a few ingredients you’ll need and a few you can swap out.

What You’ll Need

  • Salt and lemon juice
  • Plenty of garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • Mayonnaise
  • Smoked paprika
  • Lime juice

You’ll start by cutting and mashing your avocado to your desired consistency. Then add a few dashes of salt and a teaspoon of lemon juice (or to taste) and mix it all in. These will bring out the flavor of the avocado, and the lemon juice will help preserve it if you have any leftover.

Now add your other ingredients, which will affect the taste and texture. If you want some bite, add lots of garlic. If you’d like a more guacamole-esque taste, add a dash of lime juice or swap the lemon juice for lime, and a dash of smoked paprika.

To make it creamier, use a spoonful of mayonnaise or olive to make it richer and more spreadable. If you’d like your spread very smooth or simply don’t want to mash, you can also blend up all your ingredients in a food processor.