This easy recipe for homemade guacamole is made with ripe avocados, plum tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and fresh-squeezed lime juice and only takes about 10 minutes to make.
When shopping, select plump avocados with the button of the stem still in place. Ripe avocados will yield to slight pressure. Avoid fruit with blemishes and dark spots.
To ripen avocados, place them in a brown paper bag and store at room temperature for two to five days. To accelerate the process, add a banana or apple to the bag.
For more tips on cooking with avocados, check out our Avocado Primer.