The Best Way to Keep Guacamole Green

Pat Duran


This is such a good idea- so it's a share.
Use your favorite recipe for guacamole or the one below. Keep it green as directed.
This information from the Avocado Growers Association.


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6 to 8
10 Min


  • 3
    ripe avocados
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2
    jalapeƱo pepper, minced(more or less,to taste)
  • 1/4 c
    chopped cilantro leaves and upper stems
  • 1 medium
    red ripe tomato,seeded and diced
  • Pinch
    or two of coarse salt
  • ·
    juice from 1 lime

How to Make The Best Way to Keep Guacamole Green


  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Spoon the flesh of the avocados into a molcajete, mortar and pestle, or mixing bowl. Add the onion, pepper, cilantro and salt and combine. Add the lime juice and stir gently, so as not to crush the ingredients too aggressively.
  2. Keep It Green:
    Make your guacamole. Put it in a bowl that has a tight fitting lid. Pack the guacamole tightly in the bowl or jar, pressing out air bubbles.
  3. Dribble in some lukewarm water. Fill a measuring cup and pour it gently down the sides. Make sure the water covers the surface of the guacamole to about a 1/2 inch of water.
  4. Put on the lid and chill for up to 3 days if desired.
  5. When ready to use, take off lid and gently pour out the water. Add the tomato.
  6. Stir up ingredients to incorporate any extra moisture.

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About The Best Way to Keep Guacamole Green

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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