Best Guacamole Recipe ( Easy & Delicious)

This Guacamole Recipe is packed with avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, plenty of lime juice, salt, and pepper. It’s creamy, chunky, so fresh, and so satisfying. Follow a few simple steps on how to make the BEST guacamole ever.

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Best Guacamole Recipe ( Easy & Delicious)

If you’re a fan of avocado recipes like me, then this is the perfect one for you. It’s one of the best ways to savor the deliciousness of this green fruit. I like to use Hass avocados, which are dark, brown, and bumpy. They have a superior flavor and creamier texture. It’s essential to use fresh ingredients for the best-tasting guacamole.

Let’s start by knowing how to pick the best Avocados:

Give the avocado a gentle squeeze: The trick to making perfect guacamole is using avocados that are just the right amount of ripeness. One of the best ways to choose a ripe avocado is by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe and perfect for making this delicious Guacamole Recipe.

Have stems attached: ripe avocados should have stems attached, and you should be able to push the sides in slightly with your fingertips.

It’s best to avoid avocados that are overripe. Avocados that are excessively soft or squishy, or those without stems, are prone to browning on the inside.

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Once you have selected your perfectly ripe avocados, let’s talk about the rest of the ingredients.

  • Lime Juice –  Limes and avocados complement each other perfectly. The lime enhances the creamy, rich taste of the avocado, while also keeping its pulp fresh and green. I recommend staying away from using lime juice from concentrate, those squeezable bottles will change the taste of the guacamole and will not prevent the avocado from browning. 
  • Onion – I personally prefer the taste of purple or red onions, but if you don’t have those on hand, you can easily substitute them with yellow or white onions.
  • Tomato –  I enjoy adding tomatoes to my guacamole, and I think Roma tomatoes are the best option. I prefer to remove the seeds and dice them. 
  • Cilantro –  In this recipe, I make use of my preferred herb, which happens to be cilantro. While cilantro is commonly used in guacamole recipes, it’s important to note that some individuals have a genetic aversion to it. In such cases, it’s best to consider alternative options like parsley, basil, dill, chives, or green onions. It’s crucial to be aware of everyone’s preferences and make necessary adjustments to ensure satisfaction.
  • Salt and Pepper – To enhance the flavor of avocado and tomato, just a pinch of salt can work wonders. It also helps to balance out the acidity of lime juice. If you want a bit of spiciness, you can add freshly ground black pepper to your liking.

You can also add garlic, jalapeños, or other seasonings according to your taste preferences. 

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How to Make The Best Guacamole Recipe

Begin by slicing the avocado in half lengthwise and discarding the pit. You can either tap the pit gently with your knife and twist it to loosen it (while protecting your hand with a towel), or you can slice the avocado into quarters and remove the pit using your fingers or a spoon.

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Next, use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh and transfer it to a mixing bowl. Then, mash the avocado to desired consistency. There are several ways to mash an avocado, such as using a fork, a potato masher, or a molcajete – a traditional Mexican mortar and pestle. In this recipe, I use a fork. 

Next, use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh and transfer it to a mixing bowl.

Lastly, squeeze lime juice directly over the top to prevent browning. Add diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir just to combine.

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Common Questions

How long does guacamole last?

Guacamole is best consumed immediately after preparing it to enjoy its freshness and vibrant flavors. However, if you need to store leftovers, they can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days. It’s important to note that guacamole can oxidize and turn brown, so placing plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole before sealing the container can help slow down the browning process.

How do I keep guacamole from turning brown?

Guacamole can turn brown due to oxidation. To keep it from turning brown, you can follow a few tips: press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole to minimize its exposure to air, squeeze a little extra lime or lemon juice on top, and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Is guacamole healthy?

Guacamole is generally considered a healthy food. Avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole, are packed with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are a good source of monounsaturated fats, which can promote heart health. However, the overall healthiness of guacamole depends on the specific ingredients used and the portion size.

Can guacamole be made without cilantro?

Yes, guacamole can be made without cilantro if you don’t enjoy the flavor or don’t have it on hand. Omit the cilantro from the recipe, and you can still create delicious guacamole. In this recipe, I make use of my preferred herb, which happens to be cilantro. While cilantro is commonly used in guacamole recipes, it’s important to note that some individuals have a genetic aversion to it. In such cases, it’s best to consider alternative options like parsley, basil, dill, chives, or green onions. It’s crucial to be aware of everyone’s preferences and make necessary adjustments to ensure satisfaction.

 

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Best Guacamole Recipe ( Easy & Delicious)

This Guacamole Recipe is packed with avocados, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, plenty of lime juice, salt, and pepper. It’s creamy, chunky, so fresh, and so satisfying. Follow a few simple steps on how to make the BEST guacamole ever.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Latin America
Keyword: 15 minutes, Easy Appetizer
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 large avocados ripe
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro 1/3 bunch finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground

Instructions

  • Begin by slicing the avocado in half lengthwise and discarding the pit. You can either tap the pit gently with your knife and twist it to loosen it (while protecting your hand with a towel), or you can slice the avocado into quarters and remove the pit using your fingers or a spoon.
  • Next, use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh and transfer it to a mixing bowl.
  • Then, mash the avocado to desired consistency. There are several ways to mash an avocado, such as using a fork, a potato masher, or a molcajete – a traditional Mexican mortar and pestle. In this recipe, I use a fork.
  • Lastly, squeeze lime juice directly over the top to prevent browning. Add diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and onion.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir just to combine.

Notes

How to pick the best Avocados:

Give the avocado a gentle squeeze: The trick to making perfect guacamole is using avocados that are just the right amount of ripeness. One of the best ways to choose a ripe avocado is by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe and perfect for making this delicious Guacamole Recipe.
Have stems attached: ripe avocados should have stems attached, and you should be able to push the sides in slightly with your fingertips.
It’s best to avoid avocados that are overripe. Avocados that are excessively soft or squishy, or those without stems, are prone to browning on the inside.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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Tell me what you think of this recipe, and if you have any questions, don’t forget to get in touch with me. I’m always happy to hear from YOU.

Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak
 

 

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