There aren't enough avocados in the world to satiate all of the taste we have for guacamole this season. Whether you're enjoying it as an appetizer at the best Mexican restaurant in town or making it from scratch to enjoy with your family, guacamole is a meal for any occasion.
A few simple steps:
Begin by preparing your avocados. Slice in half lengthwise and scoop the fruit out into a bowl, saving one of the pits and leaving it in with the rest of the avocado (leaving a pit in with the avocado is the best way to keep it from browning while you prepare the rest of your ingredients!). Use a fork to mash the avocado until it is no longer mostly chunks; it should be taking on a smoother, creamier consistency. Next, dice the onion and mince the garlic and jalapeño before adding them to the bowl. Slice the lime in half and squeeze all of the juice into the mix as well. At this point, you are ready to add the salt, cilantro, and microgreens. The cilantro should be finely chopped before adding it; I don't usually chop the microgreens before adding them, but if that's how you would prefer to serve the guac then add them in alongside the cilantro!
Guacamole is an incredible asset to any meal; while most families tend to lean towards guacamole as a side dish for Mexican food, the healthy fats in avocados paired with the incredible nutrients in the cilantro, garlic, and microgreens make it a perfect way to complement plenty of different cuisines. Plus, with the 10-minute prep time, there's really no reason not to bust out the avocados for a quick appetizer or the delicious side dish that might be completely gone by the time it makes it's way around the table!