Guacamole Recipe

Get ready to make the best-tasting Guacamole you could ever make at home!

Did you know that Guacamole is a Mexican dish? It is traditionally made of ripe avocados and other ingredients that are turned into a creamy and tasty dip or spread. I especially love how rich and smooth it is.

It can be your go-to side dish for chips, tacos, nachos, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and so much more. Despite its complex flavor, it’s actually simple to do at home, as long as you have the right ingredients.

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Every dish and meal is made extra fun and exciting with guacamole. Instead of buying it in stores, use fresh ingredients to get the health benefits you need, the flavor that it offers, and the quality that it can give to your recipes!

How to Make Guacamole

Without a doubt, you will love how easy it is to make this guacamole from avocados. You don’t need to cook it and all it takes is some mixing and mashing. Let me share all my secrets to world-class guacamole.

First, come and take a look at the ingredients you will need.

Ingredients

What goes into the best guacamole you can make at home?

Avocado

Have you tried eating avocados before?

Avocados are nutty and buttery in flavor and smooth and creamy in texture. These are also easy to prepare and mash. The thick texture makes it perfect for spreads or dipping sauces like guacamole.

Interestingly, the avocado softens as it ripens and it ripens quickly compared to other fruits. Its skin has a pebbled texture with green to dark green and even black color. Aside from the rich flavor it gives, it also has lots of health benefits for you.

Health Benefits of Avocados

  • Avocados have lots of antioxidants that can improve and protect your vision.
  • According to Medical News Today, avocados are rich in fiber to promote digestion.
  • Eating these fruits can increase the good bacteria in your body for a healthy and clean gut.
  • Healthline shared that avocados are great for your heart and cholesterol levels.
  • Manage your weight and appetite better with these fruits that can make you feel full for a while.

For this recipe, I suggest using ripe ones for a soft and rich quality. By storing avocados properly, you can make guacamole and Avocado Banana Milkshake whenever your family wants!

Tomatoes 

Make your guacamole ten times tastier and better with tomatoes. These will add a sweet and tangy flavor to balance the nutty and earthy base. Using these is also a good way of adding texture to the dip.

I suggest using plum or Roma tomatoes for the right level of sweet flavor but other kinds of tomatoes work well, too. These are also my go-to veggies for tasty Jollof Rice, One-Pot Spaghetti, and Tortilla Wraps!

Onion 

Add a pungent, crunchy, and spicy twist to the guacamole by adding onions. Its powerful aroma can also make it more appetizing. Everyone will surely love the incredible flavor that it gives to the dip.

I’m sure you will love how well the onion will balance the flavors of the avocados, tomatoes, and spices. This is my favorite aromatic, especially for Chicken Gizzard Stew, Fried Eggs, and Breakfast Sandwich!

Coriander and cilantro

The recipe will not be complete without leafy greens like coriander and cilantro. These give fantastic flavor, color, and aroma to the dish. They also have health benefits that can be good for your health.

Coriander has a fresh and citrusy flavor that can taste slightly herbal. On the other hand, the coriander has a similar flavor that makes it the perfect combination for the dish.

Lemon juice 

A little bit of sour and tangy flavor can make the guacamole a whole lot better. Aside from giving flavor, lemon juice can also prevent everything from turning brown. Instead of lemon juice, you can also use lime, whichever you like more!

Sea salt 

Like other dips and sauces, you should season the guacamole. I suggest using sea salt because it balances the dish’s sweet and earthy flavor. Even a pinch of salt can surely upgrade the quality of the dip or sauce.

Optional ingredients

You can add a scotch bonnet, garlic paste, or a pinch of cumin to add more flavor to the dish. These can add spicy, pungent, and warm flavors to the guacamole Also, use your favorite herbs and spices to make this recipe your own.

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With everything on this list, you will be able to make quality healthy guacamole in your own home. Now, you’ll see how easy it is to make, so you can do this recipe whenever possible!

Directions

Are you ready to make your own version of the guacamole?

  1.  Cut each avocado in half using a knife.
  2. Twist it open and remove the stone or pit.
  3. Scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon.
  4. Then, mash it with a masher or a fork.
  5. Finely chop the onion and the leafy greens.
  6. Deseed and diced the tomatoes.
  7. Squeeze out the lemon or lime juice.
  8. Toss everything in a bowl until mixed
  9. Mash further if you want to achieve a smooth texture.
  10. You can also season the relish with sea salt, cumin powder, scotch bonnet, or garlic paste.
  11. Use it for your dishes, or store it as a relish!

Finally, ensure that everything is mixed for the perfect guacamole!

Tips

Avocado

Buying avocado
  • Avocados From Mexico shared that the darker the avocado skin is, the riper it is.
  • You can buy unripe avocados and ripen them in your home.
  • Ripe ones also have a dark color, soft texture, and pebbled skin. 
  • Gently squeeze the avocado to check how ripe it is.
Storing avocados
  • Ripen the avocados in a paper bag for up to three days.
  • Ripe ones can be stored in the fridge to last for three days.
  • Sliced fruits can also be stored in a resealable bag during the day.

Tomatoes

Buying tomatoes
  • Always go for the firm and fresh tomatoes.
  • Discard those with cracks or soft spots. 
Storing tomatoes
  • Store the tomatoes at room temperature.
  • Once ripe, store them in the fridge to last longer.

Onions

Buying onions
  • Purchase onions that are firm and sent less.
  • They should not appear dry. 
Storing onions
  • You can easily store onions in cool and dark areas of your pantry.
  • Keep peeled onions in the fridge, but once you chop them, store them in resealable bags or containers for a week.

Coriander and cilantro

Buying coriander and cilantro
  • Cilantro and coriander should have brightly colored green leaves without rotting.
  • You should also smell a little like lemon.
Storing coriander and cilantro
  • Cut off the bottom of these and place them in a jar of water to store in the fridge.
  • You can loosely cover the top half with a resealable bag.
  • Meanwhile, packaged leafy greens can also be frozen to extend their shelf life.

Guacamole Variations

Did you love the classic guacamole? You should definitely try its other variations.

There’s a simpler guacamole version that you can make. Instead of using everything in this recipe, you can start with avocados, lemon juice, tomatoes, herbs, and spices.

Aside from using a scotch bonnet, you can also season the guacamole with chili flakes or chopped jalapeño. You can even add seeds like pumpkin seeds to flavor and texture, too.

In fact, you can even add some cheese, dried tomatoes, paprika, kale, ripe mango slices, sour cream, corn kernels, salsa, vinegar, and more!

More Avocado Recipes

  • Masher: Mash the guacamole using a masher or fork. 
  • Knife: Prepare everything with a knife.  
  • Spoon: Scoop out the avocado and tomatoes using a spoon.
  • Glass bowl: Combine everything in a bowl.

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How to Serve Guacamole

Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying guacamole in no time!

There are many ways to make guacamole enjoyable for the whole family. You can use it as a dip or filling for chips, crackers, vegetables, sandwiches, tortillas, burgers, and so much more.

It can also be added to nachos, toast, hummus, pizza, deviled eggs, ceviche, hot dog buns, steak, and much more! Of course, you can use it as a dipping sauce for your favorite dishes. 

Check out these recipes that I pair with guacamole:

  • Air Fryer Bread – spread some guacamole on soft bread from your air fryer.
  • Nigerian Buns – fill your buns with good quality guacamole.
  • Coleslaw – make coleslaw tastier with a yummy dressing.
  • Boiled Eggs – enjoy more boiled eggs by topping them with this condiment.

Trust me, your dining experience will instantly improve once you try this guacamole recipe!

Storage Tips

At room temperature: According to Our Everyday Life, you should use guacamole within one hour. 

Make Ahead

In the fridge: Store the dip in a container or resealable bag and refrigerate for up to four days.

To freeze: In an article by the Food Network, you can freeze it as long as you limit watery fruits or veggies.

I suggest mashing the avocados before you add the other ingredients to use the dip once ready. Simply thaw the mashed avocados in the fridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is guacamole made of?

Guacamole is usually made of avocados, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, tomatoes, onion, and salt. These can perfectly balance the earthy, sweet, and tangy dish.

Is guacamole just avocado?

Avocados are the main fruits for this dip, but good guacamole also has other ingredients like tomatoes and onions for added flavor. It can also be seasoned with spices for tastier results.

Is guacamole healthy or fattening?

Because of the avocados, guacamole is a healthy food, as long as you eat it in moderation. Guacamole is rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It also has healthy fats but low calories for better overall health.

What does guacamole taste like?

Guacamole has such a unique flavor. It has a buttery, rich, and fresh flavor. Sometimes, there can be a hint of citrusy and herbal flavor because of the seasoning. It also has a hint of sweet, nutty, and earthy flavors.

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Guacamole (VIDEO)

5 from 1 vote
Always enjoy quality, fresh, delicious, smooth, creamy, and healthy Guacamole goodness with this recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 7
Course Condiment/spice
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 191kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 avocados (ripe)
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ onion
  • coriander or cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Optional ingredients

  • 1 scotch bonnet
  • A pinch garlic paste
  • A pinch cumin

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the ingredients.
    Cut each avocado into half. Twist it open and remove the stone or pit. Scoop out the avocado flesh. Mash it with a potato masher or a fork.
    Finely chop the onion and the coriander or cilantro leaves. Slice the tomato into quarters, scoop out to the juice, and dice. Squeeze lemon or lime, remove the seeds, and set it aside.
    Chop or prepare the other optional or preferred ingredients.
  • Combine everything together.
    Toss all of the prepared ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Mash further if you want to achieve a smoother consistency.
    At this point, you can season the guacamole with sea salt, cumin powder, scotch bonnet, or garlic paste.
    Make sure that everything is well combined and you have your very own homemade guacamole!

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Notes

  • Purchase and properly store the best avocados you can find.
  • Ripen them in a paper bag to mash easily.
  • Use other ingredients of your choice. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 (of 7)Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 175mgPotassium: 617mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 328IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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