Guacamole With Sour Cream

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • About This Recipe

    “My guacamole is very free-form, but here are the basics:Figure about 1/2 large avocado per person. I don’t care whether I’m using Haas or regular avocados – some people do. Pick ones that give to mild pressure but are not mushy. If you can’t find any that are ripe, get hard ones and keep them in a paper bag for a couple of days until they ripen.”

    Ingredients

  • 1largeavocado, scooped out of shell and mashed
  • 2tablespoonssour cream
  • 1tablespoonsalsa
  • 1garlic clove, pressed
  • 1tablespoonsweet onion, finely diced
  • 1teaspoon cilantro (note, some people find it vile) or 1teaspoonparsley( note, some people find it vile)
  • 1tablespoontomato, finely diced
  • 2teaspoonsblack olives, minced
  • 1teaspoon fresh lemon juice or 1teaspoon lime juice or 1teaspoonbalsamic vinegar
  • salt, use less if you’ll refrigerate( you shouldn’t need much)
  • Directions

  • Cut the avocado in half, scoop out the flesh with a spoon; mash 3/4 of it well and chop the remaining 1/4 coarsely (I do this with the spoon, in theavocado shell, before scooping the last bit out).
  • Mix it into the mashed portion.
  • Mix all remaining ingredients together.
  • Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap, pressing wrap firmly to surface of guacamole (or it will turncolor due to oxidation) and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “Very good guacamole.I didn’t have olives but added salsa verde.Great with our Mexican Cobb Salad.”

  • “Didn’t make this exactly as written – free-form and all.It seemed to be a little bland as we made it, but as the avocados we had (the great big huge ones) pretty tasteless, so that probably didn’t help.Next time we’ll use a different kind.I don’t care for black olives, so skipped that – but might use green next time.We used some fresh pico de gallo that we’d made, which was nice.Also will definitely use some extra garlic.The sour cream adds a different dimension to it – great for a spread on BLTs or for homemade chips.Thanks!”

  • “absolutely delish. love the addition of black olives. i add a touch of sweet chili sauce too, the second time i made this. so versatile!”

  • “I loved the sour cream.I followed the chef’s advice and let my guacamole be free-form.I added extra garlic and omitted the black olives, just because I didn’t want to open a whole can for a couple of olives.Great recipe.I will definitely be buying more avocados for this FANTASTIC recipe.THANK YOU!!”

  • “This is so good, I have made it weekly this summer! The sour cream makes it smooth and the salsa gives it a little zip. I prefer mine with added salt.”

  • “This was excellent!Made it last night with hubby. I love the addition of the sour cream.We were a little bit more generous with the tomatoe, onion and salsa… it’s very hard to do just 1Tablespoon of those items.Also we used FRESH salsa.You could smell the yummy freshness of it all! Hubby added a couple dashes of Old Bay and it was tasty!”

  • “This is fantastic! I would have never thought to add black olives to guacamole, but it really gives it pizazz. The only thing I changed was to substitute sour cream with plain non-fat yogurt for a healthier option.I also used both lime and lemon juice instead of one or the other.”

  • “Really good.Very similar to my own recipe but I wanted some measurements to go by.I didn’t add cilantro (find it vile.) or the black olives (also vile.) and instead of the tomato and salsa, I added 2 tbsp of tomatoes with green chilies which gave it a nice heat.Very tasty, and it yields quite a bit (nice to stretch out those expensive avocados). Thank you!”

  • “This guacamole is so good.A lot of ingredients but so worth it.Thanks maenad :)Made for Name that ingredient tag game”

  • “Awesome recipe! I minced the garlic, instead of pressing and was only estimating quantities, and it was fabulous! I also omitted black olives, just because I don’t like them. Really easy and quick, too!”

  • “Delicious! I didn’t add olives because I am the only in my family that likes them.Will be making this often!”

  • “This the best guacamole I’ve ever made!I’d give it 10 stars if I could!I doubled the recipe, and there was not one little bit left.Fabulous!Thank you maenad!”

  • “DH made this recipe for our Super Bowl snack.Delicious!!It would be great at a barbecue, Mexican night, or just about any time.I’m glad we finally discovered this recipe!Thank you, maenad”

  • “This is an absolutely wonderful recipe.Even those in my household that don’t like guacamole love it!I make this recipe at least once a week and even doubling it, there are no leftovers.Yummylicious!”

  • “made this heaps of times, keep forgetting to review! here it is, a review! its brilliant, try it!”

  • “I’m not a fan of guac, but my BF is and he really raved about this guacamole.I omitted the sour cream.Glad to know that whenever I have some extra avocado this recipe can put it to good use.(UPDATE: I am converted.I love this stuff and it is a must whenever we have tacos.The canned guac they serve at restaurants is toxic waste by comparison.)”

  • “Wonderful!! I made ours without the onion and olives bcuz we don’t like that here. But it was EXCELLENT! Thank you.”

  • “Very good, my new favorite guac. I omitted the cilantro because there are many of my guests that feel it is vile, and I omitted the olives, because I think that might be weird in a guacamole. Otherwise…very tasty. Thanks for posting.”

  • “Made this for a family golf tournament. Omitted the onions as I did not have any on hand. It was a big hit. Made 5 times the amount for 14 & it disappeared quickly before dinner was served. Thank You.”

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