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Homemade Guacamole

Prep Time10 mins
Refrigerate1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, dip, guacamole
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 3 avocados - pitted and diced
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 plum tomatoes - diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion - diced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic - minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro - minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, onion garlic and cilantro; mix in black pepper.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving for best results.
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