Guacamole Recipe | Mexican Recipes | PBS Food

Recipe courtesy of AUNI, the Agaston Urban Nutrition Initiative

When Michele Obama challenged American schools to create healthy cafeteria recipes for a national competition, many Philadelphians sprang into action. WHYY Friday Arts chronicles the coming together of numerous forces, including chef Daniel McLaughlin, the non-profit AUNI, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, and the Philly children and teens who participate in AUNI's cooking clubs, to create a delicious and healthy menu that any school would be proud to serve.

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Yield: 6 servings



  • 3 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1 lime –juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup onion – diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro - chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes - diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic - minced
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 pinch cumin (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
  2. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in optional spices.
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.
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