Guacamole is a summer time staple at my house. Paired with some warm tortillas, and a refreshing glass of sangria, I’ve got the perfect dinner! It’s really easy to whip up as long as you have good, ripe avocados. You can check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado, and it should give a little. If you have rock hard avocados, speed up the ripening by placing them in a brown paper bag at room temperature. For even quicker ripening, throw in an apple or banana to the bag. Hass avocados are the most common variety, and perfect for guacamole. They’re ripe when the skin is nearly black and yields to soft pressure.
Ripe avocados taste delicious just on their own with a sprinkle of salt. So, when it comes to making the perfect guacamole, the simpler the better. But, you can easily throw in other ingredients (i.e., corn, black beans, scallions, bell peppers, cheese, etc) for unique variations. My recipe has minimal ingredients, but play around with it as you wish.