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Laura Bush’s guacamole recipe

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Laura Bush's guacamole recipe is an interesting take on the traditional dip, made with avocados, jalapeño peppers, fresh lemon juice and shallots.

Laura Bush's guacamole recipe

 4 avocados
 2 lemons, juiced
 3 ½ shallots, finely chopped
 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
 6 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped
 ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
 1 ½ teaspoons salt
 tortilla chips (for serving)

Prepare the avocados
Cut the avocados in half with a sharp knife, separate the halves, and carefully remove the pit with a spoon or knife. Using the spoon, scrape the avocado pulp from the skin into a large mixing bowl. Some people may find it's easier to scoop out the avocado by using a blunt knife to score the inside of the avocado into small rectangle sections first.


Make the guacamole
Using a fork or potato masher, roughly mash the avocados together with the lemon juice, taking care not to mash too aggressively — the texture of the guacamole should till be somewhat chunky. Gently fold in the shallots, jalapeño, cilantro, black pepper and salt. Cover the surface of the guacamole with water and a sheet of plastic wrap, and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.

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