Make the Guacamole
In a bowl mash avocados with a fork until slightly chunky.
Combine lemon juice, onions, cilantro, oregano, chili pepper flakes, and salt. Mix to combine evenly. Adjust seasonings according to your tastes. Enjoy!
Three ways to keep your guacamole green and fresh... for days in the fridge.
No matter what method you use to store your guacamole, ALWAYS store it in an airtight container. Glass is best!
- Use the Pits: Don't throw out the pits from the avocados, and place them back into the guacamole when its done.
- Use Plenty of Acid: The natural acids present in citrus fruits like lemons inhibit polyphenols from reacting with oxygen. Slowing down the rate of oxidization. using lime will help guacamole last up to 3 days in the fridge. This Healthy Guacamole with Lemon and Cilantro uses plenty of lemon juice so it stays fresh longer than other guacamole recipes.
- Water Lock: This method sounds weird and gross but it works. Put water on top of your guacamole when storing it in an airtight container and in the fridge. The water acts as a barrier between the air and avocado. This watery blockade prevents oxygen from reaching the guacamole. Simply dump off the water before serving your guacamole. I've done this in the past but I prefer combining method one and two. I can usually get about 4 days out of my guacamole this way.
Serving: 75grams | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg