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    Try this perfect classic guacamole – very easy and quick to make. You only need avocados, tomato, red onion, lime, and seasoning. You will never need another recipe.

    avocado guacamole in a wooden bowl with chips

    Guacamole is a dip made with avocados, the avocado dip is 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 the 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 and my recipe tips!

    I love to eat this classic avocado dip not only as an appetizer with gluten-free tortilla chips but also as a sandwich spread.  I also love to spread it on gluten-free bread or bagels. So delicious!!

    classic guacamole in a wooden bowl

    Why you will love this recipe

    • Delicious: Add this tasty guacamole to accompany your favorite Mexican dishes
    • Easy & quick: You need only a handful of ingredients and about 10 minutes to make this delicious Mexican side
    • Versatile: Use it on toast with egg, on a sandwich, deviled eggs, salad dressing, with fish or meat, and more

    Guacamole Ingredients

    • Avocados: Choose ripe and slightly soft avocados with dark green skin but not too dark
    • Lime: for best flavor, use freshly squeezed lime juice
    • Red onion
    • Tomato: It’s best to use Roma tomato, but if you use regular tomato, make sure you remove any extra tomato juice
    • Seasonings: salt, pepper, and cumin
    guacamole ingredients

    How to make guacamole

    • Mash avocados in a medium bowl. Add finely chopped tomato and red onion to the bowl.
    • 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.
    • Serve immediately, or cover with a plastic wrap to prevent air from reaching it. (The oxygen in the air causes oxidation which will turn the guacamole brown.) Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    process shots of making guacamole
    close up of guacamole recipe in a bowl with chips

    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.

    Storing suggestions

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

    You can also freeze the guacamole in individual portions in a freezer bag and defrost it in the fridge whenever you want to use it.

    avocado dip with chips in a bowl

    Creative ways to use guacamole

    close up of easy avocado dip in a wooden bowl

    Tips for Best Guacamole Recipe

    1. Choose Ripe Avocado – The secret for perfect guacamole is to use good, ripe avocados. Choose avocados that are slightly soft with 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 a 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 use them 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 it to be watery and mushy? I thought so – no one!)
    3. Don’t Skip the Lime Juice – Lime juice prevents the avocado dip from browning and adds a nice fresh flavor. It’s essential to add some acidity- 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, simply mash the avocados using a fork or a potato masher. Stop mashing when it is still a little chunky.
    5. Season Well – season the avocado 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 in a bowl

    More Avocado Recipes

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

    close up of easy avocado dip in a wooden bowl
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    Guacamole Recipe

    Try this perfect classic guacamole – very easy and quick to make. You will never need another guacamole recipe.
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 169kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Mash avocados in a medium bowl. Add finely chopped tomato and red onion to the bowl.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    TIPS & NOTES

    1. Choose Ripe Avocado – The secret for perfect guacamole is to use good, ripe avocados. Choose avocados that are slightly soft with 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 a 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 use them 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 it to be watery and mushy? I thought so – no one!)
    3. Don’t Skip the Lime Juice – Lime juice prevents the avocado dip from browning and adds a nice fresh flavor. It’s essential to add some acidity- 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, simply mash the avocados using a fork or a potato masher. Stop mashing when it is still a little chunky.
    5. Season Well – season the avocado 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!

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 138g | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 16.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.7mg
    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine Mexican
    Keyword Cinco de Mayo, guacamole recipe, homemade guacamole
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    Comments

    benazer noor

    5 stars
    your food recipes are awesome. I like your all articles

    Shinta Simon

    5 stars
    Aah! love a nice guacamole, this one looks pretty good, and I like how you’ve put together those handy tips for us. Thank you for sharing!

    Marie – Not Enough Cinnamon

    5 stars
    I can’t get enough of guacamole! Thanks for all these great tips. Now I’m craving guacamole badly! 🙂

    Beth

    5 stars
    I just love a traditional guac! It is so good, creamy and so good for you! I don’t like lots of weird ingredients added to it either! This is perfect!

    Lisa | Garlic & Zest

    5 stars
    This looks like a killer guac! Pass the margaritas and chips!

    Kristine

    5 stars
    I love homemade guacamole and this recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I’m pinning this one to try this weekend!

    Shelby

    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!)

    Beverley Press

    5 stars
    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! 🙂

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