Super Bowl, gatherings, birthdays, you name it… sometimes we just need a quick and easy dish that will satisfy. Growing up, my mother made homemade guacamole very often and boy we did not complain. We ate guacamole with tortilla chips or as a topping and it was simple yet delicious. Since we are in the party season, I wanted to share my mom’s Simple Recipe for Authentic Mexican Guacamole. You can make this simple guacamole recipe as fancy or casual as you like for guests, yourself or just to experiment.
See how I saved the avocado shells and used them as serving trays below.
Styled in Avocado Shells
- 3 Hass Avocados (Medium to large)
- 1/2 White Onion (Diced)
- Dash of Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt
- 1-2 Tomatoes (Seeded and Diced)
- 2-3 Limes (Juiced)
- 1 Jalapeño (optional)
- Cilantro (optional)
Cut avocado in half, place the scooped avocado in a bowl and discard the seed. You may use the avocado shell as a serving dish or discard along with the seed. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the avocados. As you mash, add lime juice (1 lime) to prevent browning. Continue mashing the avocados until desired consistency is met. You may either create a chunky or smooth dish depending on your preference. Add the rest of your ingredients to your bowl and slowly stir.
Finally, when all ingredients are mixed add additional lime juice, salt, and jalapeño to taste. Using your saved shells, place guacamole mixture in empty shells. You may top with cilantro, tomatoes, onion or jalapeño for decoration. If you do not have your shells, place mixture in a serving bowl. You may serve immediately or place in the fridge to chill. Use your favorite tortilla chips to finish up your dish and you are ready to go!
Find some of my favorite tortilla chips that I use with my Simple Authentic Mexican Guacamole below…