About this recipe: The trick to great guacamole is - of course - good avocados. Make sure your avocados are ripe, and the Haas variety is always best. Serve this dip with tortilla crisps or an array of fresh vegetables.
Avocados have loads of protein, beta carotene and vitamin E. They are also high in monounsaturated fat - a 'good' fat! Combined with the olive oil in this dip, which is about 75% monounsaturated fat, it's clear that you'll definitely benefit from a lot of dipping!
My son and a friend wanted to have Guacamole for a snack, and I had never made it. I read the reviews of others for this recipe, and the version I prepared won rave reviews from the guys. I used fresh lime juice instead of lemon, decreased the olive oil to 1 tsp and added 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tbsp chopped cilantro and 1/4 cup chopped tomato to the rest of the ingredients. It sat for less than 5 minutes as it got eaten too fast! My son says it's the best Guacamole he has ever tasted. - 20 May 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a good base recipe, but for really good guac, you have to add some fresh cilantro. I would also omit the olive oil, and add a little cumin and a tomato. Or even roasted tomatillos if you have the time. I'd also use lime juice instead of lemon. - 17 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a good base recipe, but for really good guac, you have to add some fresh cilantro, garlic powder & tomatoe. I would also omit the olive oil, Makes it oily & slimy. - 14 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)