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Salsa Guacamole

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

4 cups

I've never tasted better salsa guacamole than this. If there's time, I make homemade tortilla chips by frying 1-inch strips of flour tortillas in oil and salting them. —Lauren Heyn, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Salsa Guacamole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 small ripe avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mash avocados with lemon juice. Stir in salsa, onions, salt and garlic powder. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

Salsa Guacamole Tips

How can you tell if an avocado is ripe and ready to use in salsa guacamole?

Gauge an avocado's ripeness by giving it a gentle squeeze. It should be firm, but yield to a little pressure. If you bought an underripe fruit, you can quickly ripen an avocado: Put it in a paper bag until it’s soft enough to use. On the flip side, if you want a ripe avocado to last a little longer, store it in the fridge to slow down the ripening process. Here are more secrets for making the best guacamole.

Can you make salsa guacamole ahead of time?

Since avocado turns brown so quickly, you’ll want to make this salsa guacamole close to serving time. (It takes just 10 minutes to make!) If you have to make it ahead, we recommend keeping your guacamole from browning by pressing plastic wrap onto the surface of the dip, so that no oxygen can reach the avocado.

What can you serve with salsa guacamole?

Tortilla chips are only the beginning of what you can serve with salsa guacamole. Some other perfect pairings include tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and taquitos. Try using it in place of sliced avocado on toast (with a fried egg on top, of course), or slathered onto bread slices for a BLT!

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 46 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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