I’ve never had a home-made guacamole that I didn’t like. You can add a lot of ingredients to mashed avocados (citrus, garlic, onion, tomato, herbs, spices), but it’s just as tasty mashed up with a little citrus and salt. Having said that, here is my essential and easy guac recipe with toasted pepitas added to the mix.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Total Time: 15 Minutes
- Yield: 6 As Appetizer
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: No Cooking Involved
- Cuisine: Spanish
- 2 avocado, skinned & pitted
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds); toasted & chopped
- 2 Tbsp pepitas, toasted and whole as garnish
Bring a small skillet to medium high heat and add pepitas (no need for any added oil). Keep ’em moving in the pan – they will burn fast once they start to cook. They are done when they start to smell toasty and are barely beginning to brown and pop. Cool. Reserve 2 Tbsp whole pepitas for garnish and roughly chop the rest.
Mash all ingredients, except pepitas, in a medium bowl. Add in the chopped pepitas and stir together. Add sea salt to taste and more citrus if you want it tangier. Transfer to a smaller bowl and garnish with whole pepitas. Serve with chips and salsa.
Happy Chips & Guac! Beckie
- Don’t want to turn on the stove? Skip toasting the pepitas and throw them in raw.
- Use a bigger bowl when mixing ingredients – that way you will always have enough space and will never get frustrated trying to thoroughly mix the ingredients. You will also not create a mess on your countertop from the overflow of a small bowl.
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Keywords: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Guacamole, Dip, Spread, Condiment, Snack, Pepitas