This Simple Homemade Guacamole is ready in 10 minutes with only 7-ingredients. It is easy to make, ultra creamy and packed with flavor!
Is it just me or once you start eating guacamole can you not stop? I mean it’s hard to have self control with any chip and dip but I think guacamole and salsa are my achilles heel.
This Simple Homemade Guacamole is no exception to my love and lack of self control. I like to serve mine with some chips as well as fresh veggies to try and even things out a bit.
This recipe is super simple, easy to make, ultra creamy and perfectly balanced. Serve it as a dip for game day or on all of your favorite Mexican dishes. I’m talking tacos, burritos, enchiladas! You name it and it will be tasty on it.
I know you will enjoy this as much as my family and I did. If you are anything like me your won’t be able to stop at just one, two or a bazillion chips and homemade guacamole!
- Avocados – You will want your avocados very ripe to make guacamole but not so ripe that they are brown. It’s a fine line in the world of avocados.
- Onion – I think red onion works best for this recipe although you can use whatever you prefer and have on hand.
- Tomatoes – Cherry tomatoes have a bright flavor that I like but you can use any kind of tomato. Roma tomatoes would also work well.
- Cilantro – A must have ingredient for any guacamole recipe in my opinion. If you are part of the population who despises cilantro (like my husband) feel free to leave it out completely.
- Lime – Look for a large lime and roll it on the counter back and forth to release all of the juices before juicing.
- Garlic – Fresh tastes best, use a garlic press or mince it very fine. If you do not have fresh you can use garlic powder as a substitute. About 1/2 tsp. will work.
- Salt – I use a fine Sea Salt.
How To Make:
First, prepare your ingredients. Dice your onion, mince your garlic, quarter your tomatoes and finely chop your cilantro.
Now into a medium sized bowl add the flesh of your avocado. Mash it with a fork until it is almost completely smooth and creamy. I like mine mostly smooth with a little bit of texture still intact.
Mix in the remaining ingredients. Add your onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic, lime juice and salt.
Next, stir until everything is well combined together. Taste and adjust as needed for your preferences.
Finally, serve it up with chips and fresh veggies or on your favorite dish
Tips For Sucess:
- Be generous with your salt. I think Sea Salt taste best and highly recommend this type of salt for your guac. Don’t be afraid to be generous as guacamole tends to need a decent amount. Add then stir well, taste and adjust.
- Roll that citrus. Roll your citrus back and forth on the counter to release the juices. If you don’t do so your wont squeeze as much lime juice out.
- Ripe avocados work best. A perfectly ripe avocado will have a dark skin and will be slightly soft when adding a bit of pressure with your fingers. If it feels super mushy it is overly ripe. If it has no give it is not yet ripe.
- Make it your own. If you want it spicy feel free to add jalapeño or cayenne. Feeling fruity? Pomegranates is a great flavor to add. Really, it’s up to your preferences and how you want to make it your own.
How To Store:
The trick to storing guacamole is making sure there is no air. Place in an airtight container, then cover with plastic wrap. Press down with your fingers to make sure it is covering the entire surface of the guacamole.
This will help to prevent browning and it can be stored for up to a week.
Recipes To Use Your Guacamole With:
Simple Homemade Guacamole
- 3 large ripe avocados
- ¼ cup red onion diced
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes quartered
- ⅓ cup cilantro chopped
- ½ lime juiced
- 1 clove garlic minced (or ½ tsp. garlic powder)
- salt to taste
- Chop up your onion, tomatoes and cilantro.
- Slice avocados in half, take out seed and scoop avocado pulp out of shell, place in bowl.
- Add lime juice, garlic, salt and mash until desired consistency. I like my guac smooth but still a little chunky.
- Add onion, tomato and cilantro.
- Stir gently to incorporate ingredients together.
- Taste and season with additional garlic powder, salt and lime if needed.
- Serve with fresh veggies and chips.
- This guac is not spicy at all. If you would like to add spice I would recommend adding about 2 tbsp. fresh diced jalapeño.