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Easy Guacamole Recipe

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Classic guacamole is the perfect mix of avocado, tomato, a bit of lime and some seasonings. This recipe makes a delicious heap of guacamole goodness perfect for dipping or topping your favorite Tex-Mex recipes.

close up of plate with tortilla chips, chunky guacamole and slices of lime.

Guacamole is one of those perfect foods that is both healthy and delicious. It’s easy to make too, so that makes it extra good.

This recipe makes a classic guacamole that has great traditional flavor. It should be on a regular rotation at your table.

There are so many things to love about guacamole. One of the best parts is it is quick to make and requires very few ingredients.

We love it as a dip for tortilla chips. It id also a perfect topping for enchiladas, burrito bowls, nachos and even chili.

Ingredients: avocados, lime, roma tomatoes, green onions and cilantro to be made into guacamole.

My sister Chloe is a guacamole aficionado.  So, when she heard that the theme of our girls night was Mexican she knew she had to make some.

We like our guacamole chunky, so I don’t worry about mashing the avocado too much or dicing the other ingredients too fine.  For a smoother guac, just make sure you cut the tomatoes and herbs small and mash the avocado until it’s creamy.

This recipe is a really good one.  Of course you can always start from here and make it your own.  But then, why mess with perfection?

Bowl of mashed guacamole topped with diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro etc ready to be stirred in.

Storing guacamole 

Guacamole is best served fresh.  The avocado oxidizes easily when in contact with air, so you don’t want to make it too far in advance.

There are a few tips for making your guac last longer though. The first is built into the recipe.

The acid in the lime juice helps to slow down the oxidation. It also adds that bit of bright and fresh flavor!

Plate of chunky homemade guacamole served with two lime wedges and tortilla chips.

If you don’t plan to eat the guacamole immediately after you make it, cover it with the plastic wrap touching the top of the guac. That will reduce the amount of air touching the avocado and slow down the browning. Place the bowl in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Some people swear by keeping an avocado pit in the bowl to keep oxidation down. I am not sure if there is science to support this idea, but I’d love to hear your experience.

Make Your Own Salsa Too

Of course if you are making your own guac, making some salsa might be in order too. We love making easy roasted veggie salsa.

Or make some salsa verde if you happen to have access to tomatillos. Black bean salad is another great tasty option as well.

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close up of plate with tortilla chips, chunky guacamole and slices of lime.

Homemade Guacamole

Carlee
Classic guacamole is the perfect mix of avocado, tomato, a bit of lime and some seasonings. This recipe makes a delicious heap of guacamole goodness perfect for dipping or topping your favorite Tex-Mex recipes.
5 from 13 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 3 avocados
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup green onion
  • 2 roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic finely minced or grated
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Peel the avocado. Sprinkle with salt and lime juice and mash to your desired consistency.
    3 avocados
  • Stir in remaining ingredients and serve immediately.
    1 lime, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ cup green onion, 2 roma tomatoes, 2 cloves fresh garlic, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 182mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1g
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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Saturday 18th of January 2020

I LOVE guacamole, and was excited to see your twist on it, and I love the addition of cumin. I will be trying this. I've been curious to try leaving the pit in the bowl, but have had others tell me that it does not work. Still going to try it myself though.

Amy

Friday 10th of January 2020

We love guacamole and I am always looking for a different recipe. I'm anxious to try this one.

Carlee

Saturday 11th of January 2020

I hope you enjoy it! It is pretty classic and really tasty.

Carlee

Saturday 11th of June 2016

Maybe we should both make a batch and have a taste of home! Thank you!

Ashley Tukiainen

Friday 10th of June 2016

Yum! This is very similar to my own recipe. Oh I miss home now. Thanks for sharing at FTAF!!