1amcooks-guacamoleGood guacamole is creamy, perfectly seasoned, and a little spicy. We’ve gathered some tips from around the office at 1st Advantage Mortgage on how to prepare the tastiest guacamole.

For those of you with simple taste buds, cut up a couple avocados; 2, 3 or 4, depending on how many you’re feeding. Mash the avocados in a bowl with a fork or potato masher until they’re smooth and creamy, but leave some chunks. Add a couple shakes of salt and a few drops of lemon and lime juice. You can even add in some salsa.

For more flavor and texture to make your taste buds dance, add a handful of any (or all) of the following: fresh cilantro, minced red onion, thawed frozen corn, toasted pumpkin seeds, diced sun dried tomato, shredded aged cheese (like cotija), diced bacon, shredded lettuce (adds a good crunch), shredded kale, diced pickled jalapeño slices (available at most grocery stores), diced fresh tomato, pressed raw or roasted garlic, smoked paprika.

The best guacamole is enjoyed in fajitas, burritos, or all on its own with nothing but a bag of tortilla chips. Enjoy your guacamole and let us know what else you’d like to try.