AVOCADO: Storable guacamole base

Storable guacamole base
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Authentic Mexican guacamole does not use sour cream, but I am convinced that the avocados available outside of Mexico are genuinely less creamy. The sour cream makes up the difference. This is one of those great stress-reducing recipes that you can make ahead for parties or weeknight dinners.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 small garlic clove
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 T sour cream
  • Optional to serve:
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeño
  • 2 T cilantro
Instructions
  1. Smash the avocado with a fork until only small chunks remain.
  2. Peel the garlic clove and press or chop it fine.
  3. Mix the garlic, lime juice, and salt into the avocado.
  4. Transfer to a small plastic food storage container carefully so that no air pockets form.
  5. Spread the sour cream carefully in a layer over top of the avocado so that the avocado is completely covered. This prevents the avocado from browning.
  6. Store the guacamole base for up to 2 days in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 6 months.
Recipe Notes

o serve: Thaw frozen guacamole base in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. Stir the sour cream into the avocado mixture. Serve as-is for a smooth avocado dip. Optionally, add finely chopped tomato, jalapeño, and cilantro for a complete guacamole.

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