This is the best guacamole recipe you’d ever have! It is tasty, super easy to prepare, quick and requires only 5 ingredients.
Guacamole is really one of those dishes that is a must have at any gathering. It is fresh, delicious and so easy to make. You really only need about 5 ingredients, give or take, and 10 minutes of your time.
Tips for making Guacamole:
Buy the perfect avocado. Getting the right avocado can be tricky. It took me quite a while to figure out how to pick out the best avocado. They can often be too hard or way too ripe. The trick is to choose an avocado that is only slightly tender to the touch, not too tender, and which shows a nice yellow top when the stem is removed.
Cut the avocados properly. To get started with the guacamole, you need to learn how to cut and peel the avocados properly. Here’s an easy video on how to do it.
Do not over mash the avocado. Make sure to leave a few chunks in there for added texture.
Add lime juice. Adding lime juice will not only add a little acidity and flavor to the guacamole, but it will also keep the avocado from turning brown for a longer period of time.
Add toppings. When I make my guacamole I like to add onions, tomatoes, and cilantro for added texture and flavor. I also add jalapeños or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
Season appropriately. Make sure to add enough salt to the guacamole. Adding enough salt will enhance the taste of the avocados. I also add a pinch of ground black pepper for a little extra flavor.
How to Keep the Guacamole looking fresh longer
Avocados turn brown when exposed to air. Adding acidity helps to temporarily keep the guacamole looking green and fresh.
If you have leftovers that you’d like to save for a later time, you can transfer the guacamole to a size appropriate bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap making sure no air comes into the bowl.
- 3 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
- ½ cup white onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup tomato, diced
- 2 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 small jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed (from about 1 lime)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Using a spoon, scoop the flesh of the avocados into a low serving bowl.
Mash the avocado, using a fork, leaving some large chunks for texture.
Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
Serve immediately with chips.
To reserve for later, cover tightly with plastic wrap making sure that no air comes in.
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