Paladar’s Traditional Guacamole


From Linda Cicero’s Cook’s Corner Column


Paladar’s Traditional Guacamole

8 ripe Haas avocados, halved, seeded and scooped from peel

4 limes, juiced

2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

5 tomatoes, diced

1 small red onion, diced

1/2 English cucumber, diced

1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced, or more to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

Place avocado, lime juice and salt in a large bowl. Mash with a fork, incorporating cilantro, oregano, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, jalapeño and oil. Set aside at room temperature 1 hour for flavors to blend. Taste and add more salt, lime juice and/or cilantro if desired. Makes 16 servings.

Per serving: 142 calories (70 percent from fat), 12 g fat (1.7 g saturated, 7.8 g monounsaturated), 0 cholesterol, 1.9 g protein, 9.8 g carbohydrates, 5.2 g fiber, 254 mg sodium.

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