Experience the irresistible taste of this Authentic guacamole recipe. With just 10 minutes of prep time, you can indulge in the rich, creamy goodness of this easy guacamole that will have your family begging for more.
🌟 Why this recipe works
If you love guacamole, then this easy recipe is for you! It's packed with fresh ingredients and a great way to add some zing to any gathering or meal.
The key ingredients in this recipe come together perfectly - the avocado provides a creamy base, while the onion and tomatoes add crunch and flavor. The lime juice adds a bright citrusy note to the mix, while the cilantro and jalapeno provide a unique spicy kick.
This guacamole is so easy to make and only requires minutes of prep time. It's perfect for any occasion - a barbecue, a game night, or just a snack with tortilla chips while you watch TV.
And because it's so easy to make, you can whip up a batch in no time and have plenty left over for lunch the next day.
Not only is this guacamole recipe delicious, but it's also good for you and low in calories, so you don't have to worry about overindulging!
So if you're looking for a quick and easy way to add some flavor to your Mexican Tuesday spread, try this guac recipe! And guacamole's spicy sidekicks - enchilada sauce and salsa fresca to bring the heat!
🍽 Key Ingredients
Just 5 fresh ingredients and a touch of salt are all you need to make a homemade guacamole recipe.
Avocado - a creamy and delicious fruit that makes the perfect base for guacamole.
Onion - adds a bit of crunch and pungent flavor to the mix.
Grape tomatoes - add some sweetness, color, and texture.
Lime - a squeeze of fresh lime juice brightens up the flavors with its tart citrusy notes.
Fresh cilantro - adds a unique herbal flavor to guacamole.
Jalapeno - packs a spicy punch that makes this recipe unique.
If you don't have one or more of the ingredients on hand, here are some substitutions you can try:
Red onion - a milder, sweeter alternative to white onion.
Cherry tomatoes - smaller and slightly less sweet than grape tomatoes, but still provide a burst of flavor.
Lemon juice - adds a zesty, acidic punch instead of lime's milder citrus notes.
Parsley - a milder and more subtle version of cilantro.
Serrano pepper - adds a bit more heat than the jalapeno.
Salt - you can also use sea salt or garlic salt as a flavorful alternative.
🔪 How to make
Making guacamole recipes can be extremely easy, and this simple guacamole recipe is no exception! With just a few minutes of prep time, you can have a delicious batch of guacamole ready for your next gathering or meal. Here's what to do...
Deseed the jalapenos and tomatoes and dice them.
Finely chop the cilantro and onion.
Cut the avocado in half, scoop out the avocado flesh, and mash it in a mixing bowl.
Add the chopped onion, chopped tomato, cilantro, and diced jalapeño to the bowl, mixing well.
Add the lime juice and salt and give it a good mix.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for later or serve it immediately with tortilla chips.
💭 Cooking tips
Making the guacamole ahead
If you're making this guac recipe for later on or the next day, place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole rather than covering the bowl. By covering the guacamole in a thin layer of plastic wrap, you prevent oxidation that causes the guac to go brown.
Smooth or chunky guacamole
If you're a fan of chunky guacamole, simply don't mash the avocado before adding it to the bowl, and instead cut the avocado halves into cubes.
📖 Recipe Variations
If you're looking for ways to switch up this classic guacamole recipe, this avocado based dip can be easily tailored to suit your tastes.
If you want to make guacamole creamier, add ½ cup of sour cream, cream cheese, or Greek yogurt to the mix.
If you like your guacamole extra spicy, use 1 or 2 jalapenos and add 1 teaspoon of hot sauce or ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the guac mix.
Roasted garlic guacamole
For a unique twist, roast a bulb of fresh garlic in the oven. Check out this guide on making roasted garlic for instructions.
Roasting garlic and mixing 1 teaspoon of it with other ingredients creates the most incredible flavor, and when added to guacamole, gives it an intense depth. You can also use ½ teaspoon of minced garlic if you don't want to make roasted garlic.
🥗 What to serve with
Once you have your homemade guacamole recipe ready, it's time to figure out what to serve with it! Here are some of our favorite recipes to go with guacamole.
This rich and flavorful dish is a perfect accompaniment to guacamole. Enchiladas can be filled with anything from cheese and veggies or with meat, like enchiladas verdes with chicken and beef enchilada casserole.
For something quick to make and loaded with cheese, this cheese quesadilla recipe is sure to hit the spot!
Chimichangas require a bit of deep-frying but are worth it for the crisp, golden outer layer! Chipotle chicken chimichangas served with guacamole is a great combination of flavors.
🙋 Frequently asked questions
What do you put in guacamole to prevent it from turning brown?
Lime juice helps to prevent the avocado from turning brown. Although inevitably, leftover guacamole will eventually start to brown.
How to pick perfect ripe avocados?
To make sure your avocado is ripe, look for avocados that are dark green in color, feel slightly soft to the touch, and have no brown spots.
🧊 Storing and ♨️ reheating
Any leftover guacamole can be stored and eaten later.
Fridge - To refrigerate guacamole, place a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the guac and not covering the bowl to prevent air from getting to it. It will stay fresh for up to 4 days.
Freezer - If you’re looking for a longer storage option, you can freeze guacamole. Place the contents in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze it for up to 4 months. Thaw it overnight in the fridge and stir it before serving.
🍳 Related recipes
If you're looking for more Latin American recipes, check out our 25 best Latin food recipes or our 32 easy Mexican breakfast recipes. From tacos to tamales, these delicious dishes come packed with flavor and will make your tastebuds sing!
👪 Serving size
This guacamole recipe will give you around 2 to 3 servings using 1 large avocado. Although, you could easily scale this awesome recipe if you have more guests to serve.
With just a few key ingredients, you can make the very best guacamole dip in minutes! With the tips and recipe variations provided above, you can easily customize your guacamole to suit your own tastes. And don't forget to check out our related recipes for more Latin American-inspired dishes!
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Authentic Guacamole Recipe (Easy and Fresh!)
- 1 Avocado
- ½ White onion - diced
- 6 Grape tomatoes - deseeded
- 1 Lime - squeeze
- ½ cup Cilantro - chopped finely
- ½ Jalapeno - deseed, chopped finely
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- Deseed the jalapenos and tomatoes and dice them.
- Finely chop the cilantro and onion.
- Cut the avocado in half, scoop out the avocado flesh, and mash it in a mixing bowl.
- Add the chopped onion, chopped tomato, cilantro, and diced jalapeño to the bowl, mixing well.
- Add the lime juice and salt and give it a good mix.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for later or serve it immediately with tortilla chips.