Simple Salsa and Guacamole

Fresh salsa and guacamole are some of the simplest things to make. I know every one has their own special way of preparing them, but if you don’t already have your own recipe, give these a try.


  • 10 small tomatoes or 5 large
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1/4 jalapeno or half if you want it hotter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • juice from 2 limes
First you want to cut your tomatoes in half and give them a good squeeze to remove all the juice and seeds from inside. I use to chop everything by hand, but I have realized it is so much faster in the food processor! I usually add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic first. Pulse it for just a second, then add the tomatoes and cilantro. Pulse until you reach your desired consistency. Add remaining ingredients.
If you make your salsa first, it’s even easier to make your guacamole! After you mash your avocados, simply add some of your salsa. Making sure to drain any liquid. Now you have the base for your guacamole and you can go ahead and season it. If you just making guacamole, here is the recipe.
  • 4 Avocados
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 Small tomato seeded and diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 Jalapeno finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • salt
Halve avocados lengthwise around pit. Remove pit with a large spoon, then scoop out flesh into a bowl. Squeeze the lime juice into bowl. Add cilantro, cumin,  and garlic. Mash with a fork to desired consistency. Fold in tomato, onion and  jalapeno. Season with salt to taste.
When you refrigerate your guacamole, place in an airtight container. Place plastic wrap over guacamole and press down so the plastic wrap is touching the guacamole and there are no visible air pockets. This will keep your guacamole from turning brown so fast.

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