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This Easy Guacamole Recipe is one you’ll use over and over again. I’ll walk you through the steps of making a simple guacamole that you can also customize for your own taste. With only 6 simple ingredients Avocado, lime, onion, salt, tomatoes and jalapeños, this makes the perfect snack whether you’re having a party or just looking for something to serve with your tacos for dinner.
Easy Guacamole Recipe
I am just gunna put this out there right now, I make one killer guacamole and I am not afraid to claim it.
I’ve always get numerous compliments on my guacamole, so I can’t be the only one that think so. You might be thinking, WHY do I need another guacamole recipe? What happened to you sharing desserts? Stick around, because this Easy Guacamole Recipe is one that you’ll need again.
Truth be told, I was not always an avocado fan, in fact I used to say it was disgusting. However, in high school I started working at our local Mexican (tex mex?) restaurant and we offered freshly prepared guacamole.
For several years I prepared hundreds and hundreds of guacamoles, which at the time was certainly not my favorite thing to do when you are running around a busy restaurant! Eventually I tried it myself and fell head over heels in love.
We eat a lot of guacamole at home to, but we’re super lazy about it, often skipping the tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro. So, there you have it. I think I’ve earned the right to place a claim here.
Ingredients for fresh Guacamole
I’ve seen lots of recipes out there that call for things like yogurt or sour cream to make a creamy dip, but there’s no place for that here! My only requirement is there are a few things that I require for a good guacamole: lots of salt and lots of lime, with not a lot of spicy ingredients.
- Avocados: I like Hass avocados best when they’re in season. Avocados should be ripe but not overly ripe (brown inside)
- White or Red Onion: We prefer white onion but red or even a yellow onion would work
- Fresh Limes to be juiced
- Salt: We prefer a course sea salt but any table salt will work
- Tomatoes: We prefer roma tomatoes but you can use any tomatoes you’d like
- Jalapeño (optional): will give the guacamole a bit of a spicy kick. You can also use a serrano pepper
- Cilantro (optional): This is an extra ingredient we usually don’t buy but if we have it on hand, we add it into the guacamole
Tips to make the perfect guacamole dip
People tend to think guacamole is difficult, but let me tell you, it’s so EASY.
- Start small with the lime juice and the salt because you can always add more later, but it’s pretty difficult to fix it if you’ve overdo it.
- For every one avocado you’ll need one lime and about ¼ cup of chopped onions.
- The salt ratio varies depending on your taste, so start small and add more later as I mentioned before.
- Use a combination of mashed and diced avocado so it’s a little bit chunky, this gives it a nice texture
- This dip is best served fresh, but there’s notes in the recipe card to prep ahead of time and storage suggestions
Now I love to bring a dessert to a party, and lets face it, I am pretty much expected to bring dessert, but I also really love an excuse to cook for other people. So a good guacamole is my go-to party dish.
Sometimes you need to prepare in advance. In this case you can dice the onions and store in an airtight container together with the lime juice and salt. Then, dice the tomatoes and jalapeño and store separately (or together). This way you only need to throw your ingredients together when you’re ready.
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This Easy Guacamole Recipe is one you’ll use over and over again. Avocado, lime, onion, salt, tomatoes and jalapeños made up this killer easy guacamole recipe.
- ½ cup diced white onion
- ½ to 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 medium jalapeño, diced (optional, for a spicy guacamole)
- 4 medium to large avocado
- 1–2 tablespoons cilantro (optional)
- Dice the onion into finally chopped pieces and top with salt and stir. Note: If you do not like a salty guacamole, start with ½ teaspoon salt. You can always add salt later but you cannot take it away.
- Squeeze 1 1/2 limes over the onions, extracting as much juice as possible. Save half a lime for later. Note: If you do not like a lot of lime, start with one whole lime and add juice to taste.
- Dice the tomatoes and the jalapeño and set aside.
- Cut avocados in half and remove the pits. Using your knife, score the avocados length and width wise, about the size of a dime or smaller. Spoon the avocado into your bowl.
- Use a small masher, or two spoons/forks to mash half of the chunks of avocados, leaving about of the them as larger chunks. Stir together with the onions & lime juice.
- Finally, top with tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro and stir it into the guacamole. Keep refrigerated.
- Add additional salt or lime juice to taste as needed.
- To prepare in advance, dice the onions and store in an airtight container together with the lime juice and salt. Dice the tomatoes and jalapeño and store separately (or together). This way you only need to throw your ingredients together when you’re ready. I always come prepared with an extra lime and some salt just in case.
- Store the prepared guacamole in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Guacamole is best served fresh but leftover can be store for up to 2 days.
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Mexican