This Easy and Healthy Guacamole is my staple party dip and does not disappoint. Full of flavor, and zest, this guacamole will brighten any table.
There is delight unlike any other when authentic guacamole is made right in front of you. Well, at least for me. And that has got to be one of my favorite parts about eating at a good Mexican restaurant. No other guacamole ever tastes as good as it does in a restaurant but I've made it my mission over the years to try my best to come close.
Guacamole is certainly not a complicated recipe, but it is however an art form, in my book - and a much appreciated one! Balancing just a few ingredients to create something delightful is rewarding and satisfying. And of course, delicious!
You don't need much for this guacamole recipe and variations and substitutions are uncomplicated. So let's make it.
Easy and Healthy Homemade Guacamole
- Requires just a few ingredients
- Is vegan, paleo, whole 30, keto, gluten, and grain-free
- Takes just minutes to make
- Spice can be adjusted accordingly
- Perfect as a dip, on sandwiches, salads, tacos, tortillas, and more
Ingredients for Homemade Guacamole
- Ripe avocados
- Red onion
- Lime juice (or lemon juice)
- Cocktail, Roma or cherry tomatoes
Step 1. Mash your avocados with a fork until you have a mushy consistency. Add lime juice.
Step 2. Add finely chopped red onion and jalapeno, tomatoes, salt and cilantro. Mix all ingredients well. Adjust seasoning as needed.
FAQs and Expert Tips
What If You Don't Have Ripe Avocados
When it comes to making perfect guacamole, ripe avocados are essential. If your avocados are still hard, it will be difficult to obtain the creamy consistency. Placing avocados near bananas will help ripen them quicker. Also placing them in a paper bag can speed up the process.
Can You Use Lemon Juice In Place Of Lime Juice?
Guacamole is very forgiving. I've been in situations where I've actually had to use bottled lemon juice as there wasn't any lime available. The result was still delicious. A tad different but still wonderful! So if you can't find fresh lime, lemon will do, lemon juice will do as well.
Can You Skip The Jalapeno?
If you're worried about spice, unless you're using the vein of the jalapeno, the guacamole won't be spicy - just flavorful. So if you're looking to keep the spice down, avoid the vein of the jalapeno. If on the other hand, you want some kick, use the vein and feel free to even add a sprinkle of cayenne or throw in a habanero, if you're really adventurous.
What Type Of Tomato Should You Use?
I find that tomato can make or break guacamole. Smaller tomatoes work well in this recipe as they don't have as much liquid as larger ones do. Cocktail tomatoes are my favorite in this recipe but Roma and grape tomatoes, finely chopped will work as well.
Can You Skip The Cilantro?
This is a personal choice. I love cilantro. I recommend chopping it super fine but if you're one of the people who have a taste alteration then by all means skip cilantro entirely. I want you to enjoy this guacamole.
How Do You Store Guacamole?
Guacamole can be a little tricky to store. It can easily oxidize but there are a few options. If you're serving only a certain amount, put it out right away and place the rest in a container and cover the guacamole with plastic wrap or wax wrap. Make sure the wrap makes contact with the guacamole and try to have as little air as possible between the guacamole and the wrap. Then cover with a lid. If the next day there is some oxidation, you can just stir with a spoon or remove the brown part on top and give it a stir.
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- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
- 2 heaping tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
- 2 teaspoon lime juice (or lemon juice)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cocktail, 1 Roma, or 10 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
1. Mash your avocados with a fork until you have a mushy consistency. Add lime juice.
2. Add finely chopped red onion and jalapeno, tomatoes, salt, and cilantro. Mix all ingredients well. Adjust seasoning as needed.
1. Feel free to use lemon juice if you don't have lime available but lime is encouraged.
2. Make sure your avocados are soft to the touch and ripe.
3. Try to stick to smaller, heartier tomatoes with thicker skin and avoid the larger variety as those will add too much liquid to the guacamole.
4. Letting the guacamole rest in the refrigerator covered for 30 minutes before serving will allow all the flavors to marry.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g