The Best Guacamole Recipe

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Classic Guacamole that is simple, delicious and can be whipped up with just a few ingredients. Quit paying extra for guac and just make your own! 

Guacamole is quite literally perfect on everything. This recipe uses avocados, tomatoes, onion, poblano pepper and some cilantro. It is quick and packs a flavor punch too.

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Guacamole

First things first, did you know that avocado is actually a fruit? They fit all of the criteria for being a berry with because of the seed and pulp. Interesting factoid. People are crazy about avocados and for good reason. They taste delicious and contain healthy fats but also they are the main ingredient in guacamole.

Guacamole dates back to the Aztec Empire in Central America. The people called it ahuaca-mulli which is translated to avocado sauce. People still love their avocados and consume an insane amount of them each year.

I like to serve guacamole on anything and everything. Burgers, salads, sandwiches, burritos or just as a dip with your favorite chips. The sky is the limit with guac. 

top view of veggies and avocado as the ingredients for guacamole

Ingredients

  • Avocados: look for avocado that a keep green to almost black and give slightly when squeezed or bring them home and wait for them to get to this point
  • Tomatoes: I like to add just a little, they add great color and texture to the dish
  • Cilantro: part of a great Mexican dish!
  • Garlic: just a little goes a long way
  • Onion: this adds crunch and flavor and makes them amazing

Recipe Instructions

  1. Chop those veggies.
  2. Mash the avocados.
  3. Mix it all together and add salt and lime juice.
  4. Makes sure your salt is just where you like it (don’t understand it!) and put it on everything and dip your favorite tortilla chips into it!
guacamole in a white and blue bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

How to pick the perfect avocado?

Picking the perfect avocado is important especially if you have plans to use them immediately. They need to be the perfect ripeness or you need to be okay with waiting for them to ripen. You can check for ripeness by pressing gently on the outside of the avocado. You want there to be a little bit of give but still firm, indicating that the avocado is ripe. If there is too much give the chances are good that the avocado is overly ripe. 

How do I keep guacamole green when being stored?

I have tried lots of things from putting more lime juice in to keeping the pit of the avocado in the bowl when stored but nothing really worked. The guacamole always turned an unappetizing brownish color. I have found a better way to store guacamole. 

Next time, place the guacamole in an airtight container. Pat the guac down with a spoon so it is flat and smooth on top. Now, add a tiny amount of water. I’m talking only about 1/2 an inch on the top. Place the lid on the storage container and place in the fridge. Now your guacamole will stay fresh and most of all GREEN! When you are ready to eat it again, simply drain off the excess water, stir and enjoy. 

What are the benefits of guacamole?

Guacamole is made of avocados and other healthy ingredients that have great health benefits. Avocados are good for your heart, skin, hair, vision and digestion. They contain healthy vitamins, minerals and fiber.  

top view of bowl with guacamole and tortilla chips around it

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5 from 1 vote

The Best Guacamole Recipe

Classic Guacamole that is simple, delicious and can be made with just a few ingredients like avocados, tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 5-6 medium avocados,, ripe
  • 1/2 small onion,, finely diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes,, diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers,, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves,, very finely minced
  • 2 limes,, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions 

  • Remove the skin and seed from your avocados and add them to a large bowl. Use a fork or a pastry blender to mash them well.
  • Add the onion, tomato jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cumin, and salt to the bowl and stir to combine well.
  • Give the mixture a taste and add more salt and lime juice to taste.
  • Serve right away in your favorite dishes like tacos and salads or use it as a dip for tortilla chips.

Notes

  • You adjust all of this recipe to your liking, it’s very very flexible! If you don’t want the jalapenos, leave it out. If you want more cilantro, add it! Make this your own. 

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Sodium: 402mg, Potassium: 910mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 468IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1mg
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