• Appetizers + Snacks
  • Perfect Classic Guacamole

    This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure page here.

    Try this perfect classic guacamole – very easy and quick to make. You will never need another guacamole recipe.

    Perfect Classic Guacamole

    Guacamole is a dip made with avocados, originally from Mexico. It’s very easy to make and requires only a few ingredients, and 10 minutes to make. There are different variations of this recipe and you are welcome to experiment with various toppings like cooked crumbled bacon, mango, pepita seeds, pineapple, corn and many more. Today, I am sharing with you my tips for best guacamole recipe and how to choose the perfectly ripe avocado every time.

    Also, this recipe is extra delicious because of a special ingredient that makes it so much better. Read on to find out about the special ingredient I included, my guacamole tips and my all-time favorite guacamole recipe!

    MY LATEST RECIPES

    I love to eat this classic guacamole not only as an appetizer with gluten-free tortilla chips but also as a sandwich spread.  I got some gluten-free bread and bagels from Canyon Bakehouse recently, and I couldn’t wait to try their bread with this perfect classic guacamole. So delicious!!

    Perfect Classic GuacamoleTips for Best Guacamole Recipe

    1. Choose Ripe Avocado – The secret for a perfect guacamole is to use good, ripe avocados. Choose avocados that are slightly soft with a dark green skin. (Below, I am sharing my tips on how to choose a perfect avocado every time). But if you can’t find ripe avocados, you can also ripen hard avocados at home in about day. Place them in a paper bag with a couple of bananas. The ethylene gas released by the bananas will help them ripen quicker. And if you find perfectly ripe avocados but are not planning to make guacamole right away, you can store them in the fridge to slow their ripening.
    2. Use Roma Tomatoes – Roma tomatoes are perfect for making homemade guacamole because they are not as watery as other kinds of tomatoes. (because who wants watery mushy guacamole? I thought so – no one!)
    3. Don’t Skip the Lime Juice – Lime juice prevents the guacamole from browning and adds a nice fresh flavor. It’s essential to add some acidity to guacamole – if you don’t have a lime, you can also substitute it with lemon juice.
    4. Don’t Overmash the Avocados– to achieve the perfect texture and consistency for guacamole, simply mash the avocados using a fork or a potato masher. Stop mashing when the guacamole is still a little chunky.
    5. Season Well – season the guacamole to your taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a pinch or two of my special ingredient – cumin. It adds a really nice flavor!

    Homemade Guacamole

    How to Choose a Perfectly Ripe Avocado Every Time

    If the avocados are very soft when you press them gently, the avocado may be past ripe and not good anymore. Choose avocados that are slightly soft when you gently press them. Also, the outside color should be dark green but not too dark.

    Another way to check if the avocados are ripe is to pop off the little stem on top, and if the patch underneath is brown – it means the avocado is overripe, it should be green.

    Authentic Guacamole

    The Best Way to Store Guacamole

    Guacamole can last in the fridge for several days if you store it properly. If you are not ready to serve the guacamole immediately, place a half of an onion on top of the guacamole, cover it with a plastic wrap to prevent air reaching it. The oxygen in the air causes oxidation which will turn the guacamole brown. The sulfur in the onion prevents the avocado’s browning enzyme from interacting with the air. Refrigerate the guacamole until ready to serve.

    I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it.

    Guacamole Recipe

    For more delicious and healthy recipes, check out our other cooking videos here:

    How To Make Guacamole

    5 from 1 vote
    Best Guacamole Recipe
    Perfect Classic Guacamole
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     

    Try this perfect classic guacamole - very easy and quick to make. You will never need another guacamole recipe.

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 169 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 3 avocados
    • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
    • 1/4 red onion finely chopped
    • 1 lime
    • 1/4 tsp cumin optional
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    Instructions
    1. Mash avocados in a medium bowl. Add finely chopped tomato and red onion to the bowl.
    2. Squeeze the juice of a lime, season with cumin, salt, and pepper, and mix everything. Season with more salt and pepper according to your taste.

    3. Serve immediately, or cover with a plastic wrap to prevent air reaching it. (The oxygen in the air causes oxidation which will turn the guacamole brown.) Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    Nutrition Facts
    Perfect Classic Guacamole
    Amount Per Serving (138 g)
    Calories 169 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 14g 22%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Sodium 396mg 17%
    Potassium 554mg 16%
    Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 6.3%
    Vitamin C 19.9%
    Calcium 1.8%
    Iron 4.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Easy Guacamole

     

    Try this perfect classic guacamole - very easy and quick to make. You will never need another guacamole recipe
    Did you make this recipe?

    Use the tag #DeliciousMeetsHealthy when posting a photograph of your recipe, and make sure to follow @deliciousmeetshealthy on Instagram!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Comments

    Beverley Press

    I really needed this recipe so thank you for all your love and care that has gone into make this.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you!! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

    Love your tips and I agree, roma tomatoes release very little liquid making them perfect for Guacamole (which I can eat just with a spoon!)

    Instant Pot love

    Not sure what's for dinner?

    Sign up for my free newsletter & download my free cookbook featuring 30 quick, healthy, and family-friendly recipes!
    Pin1.25K
    Share16
    Tweet26
    1.29K Shares