Easiest Homemade Guacamole

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5 from 4 votes
There is a saying that life without Mexican food is no life at all. Life without my Homemade Guacamole is definitely not worth living.
Prep: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

There is a saying that life without Mexican food is no life at all. Life without this Homemade Guacamole is definitely not worth living.  It’s thick, creamy and bursting with flavor.  

Homemade guacamole in a bowl with lime and tortilla chips, on a white plate with a orange white and pink napkin.

One of the reasons that you love going to your favorite Mexican Restaurant is to get your hands on that delicious Homemade Guacamole. Currently, I eat it on everything! Now that I have created this quick and easy guacamole recipe you can make it at home and have it every day with everything!

Why You Will Love This Homemade Guacamole Recipe

This recipe is delicious, crazy easy to make and stores like a dream. Words cannot describe how much I love this guacamole recipe.

The creaminess from the avocado, as well as, the bite of the garlic and onion along with the sweetness from the tomato.  In other words, it is pure unadulterated bliss. Serve it with my Easy Queso Dip or Mexican Chicken Bake

Simple Guacamole – Step by Step

  • Step One: First, in a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two:  Next, stir in the tomatoes, onion garlic and cilantro;  Then mix in black pepper. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Finally, refrigerate for 1 hour before serving for best results. (Photo 3 below)

Guacamole on a tortilla chip, with black bowl of guacamole and limes in the background.


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Recommendations for Making Authentic Guacamole Recipe

This simple guacamole dip is so easy to make but here are some tips for making the best guacamole. It all comes down to the ripeness of your avocado.

  • First, check the color. The darker the avocado the riper it is.
  •  Next, look at the color underneath where the stem was attached. If the indention is yellow, it’s not ripe. In comparison , green means its ready to enjoy.  If it is very dark or black, that means the fruit is over ripe.
  •  Most important, gently press the outside of the avocado if it gives with pressure it is ripe
  •  Lastly, if the avocado is not ripe, place in a paper bag for three to five days. Always make sure to check them every few days for ripeness.

How to Keep Guacamole Dip Fresh

Simple guacamole can last three to five days in the refrigerator.  The problem is how to keep it from getting brown and discolored. There are several methods out there but this seems to work the best, I promise.

  • First, use a container that is fairly equal in size to the amount of fresh authentic guacamole that you have prepared, so that there is not a lot of extra space.
  • Next, just place a small amount of water on the top layer of the guacamole so that their is a small layer covering the surface.
  • Finally, place plastic wrap on top firmly so it is exactly on top of the water or use an air tight container. This will lock out the air and keep it from browning.

When you are ready to serve, just stir in the water, it will not change the consistency.


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Homemade guacamole recipe in a bowl with limes and chips

Expert Tips for Making the Best Guacamole Recipe

  • Chop it Perfectly: Get this mini food processor to make it quick and also to make sure all the pieces are uniform.
  • Make it Faster: For example, store bought pico de gallo. It has all the same ingredients. However, it is never as good as fresh.
  • Add Some Spice: Incorporate some chopped Serrano or Jalapeno peppers or try  Food and Wine says try these.

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Homemade Guacamole

5 from 4 votes
There is a saying that life without Mexican food is no life at all. Life without my Homemade Guacamole is definitely not worth living.
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Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados pitted and diced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, onion garlic and cilantro; mix in black pepper.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving for best results.

Expert Tips

  • Chop it Perfectly: Get this mini food processor to make it quick and also to make sure all the pieces are uniform.
  • Make it Faster: For example, store bought pico de gallo. It has all the same ingredients. However, it is never as good as fresh.
  • Add Some Spice: Incorporate some chopped Serrano or Jalapeno peppers or try Food and Wine says try these.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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8 thoughts on “Easiest Homemade Guacamole”

  1. Can guacamole be made without cilantro? I do not like this herb at all makes food taste like dish soap! 🤤 Is there a substitute for cilantro?

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  2. 5 stars
    We love our guacamole! There is nothing like the creamy taste of that incredible dip. I could eat it with a spoon. Your dip looks fantastic — wish I could tie into it.

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  3. 5 stars
    I ADORE guacamole and your recipe is just perfect. Delicious…..I almost refused to share…but it was too good not to!

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