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Guacamole

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The very BEST Homemade Guacamole you will ever make is simple, and ready to eat in minutes. Made with fresh, high-quality ingredients like avocados, onion, tomatoes, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro, this guacamole recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, whole30, paleo, and keto.

My version is a bit different, in that it does not contain chopped yellow or red onions. Say what? I am not a huge fan of raw onions, so I don’t use them very often.

Mashed avocados, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro in a white bowl with cilantro leaves, a Roma tomato and an avocado in the background.

I use green onions instead, and it is just as delicious…..I promise! You can use chopped yellow or red onion if you prefer.

Guacamole ingredients:

  • large, ripe avocados – avocados that are firm, but have a slight give to them. You don’t want soft and mushy avocados.
  • fresh lime juice
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • green onions – substitute .25 cup of chopped onion
  • diced chiles – substitute diced jalapeno or use serrano pepper for more heat
  • Roma tomatoes – they have less moisture
  • sea salt
Two avocados, limes cilantro, garlic, green onions, tomatoes, and chiles.

Post updated with new images and substitutions.

Creamy, tangy, and slightly spicy Guacamole is always a hit at any party! cookingwithcurls.com

Do you know how to cut up an avocado? Just in case you don’t, I will show you.

How to pit an avocado:

Start by cutting the avocado in half with a sharp knife.

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Take the knife, and very carefully whack the pit with it.

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Now pick up the avocado half and twist the knife with the opposite hand to release it.

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Voila, now whack it against the trash can to get rid of it. Or, rinse it off, stick toothpicks on all four sides and place it in a jar of water so you can grow your own. Next, grab a large spoon, and run it around the outer edge.

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If you were going to use strips for sandwiches, make lengthwise slices with a knife before you scoop it out of the skin.

How to make homemade Guacamole:

Place the avocados in a bowl and mash it with a fork. You can make them smooth or chunky.

Mashed avocado in a large glass bowl with a fork.

Add the lime juice, garlic, cilantro, green onions, chilies, and tomato and stir to combine. Season with salt to your liking.

Chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and chiles in a glass bowl with mashed avocado.

Pour into a serving bowl and serve with warm tortilla chips or tacos.

Looking down on a bowl of guacamole with a lime, tomato, garlic cloves and cilantro leaves in the background.

Why does guacamole turn brown?

Guacamole oxidizes and turns brown very quickly. The lime juice helps to slow this process, but it will eventually start to brown.

Place leftover guacamole in a storage container and press plastic wrap down across the top to create a barrier. Place a lid on top and store in the refrigerator for a few days.

Recipes that use Guacamole:

You can wash all these delicious recipes down with a Classic Margarita, Frozen Peach Margaritas, or Paloma. And don’t forget the Instant Pot Kahlua Flan for dessert!

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Enjoy!!

a bowl of guacamole with a lime, tomato, garlic cloves and cilantro leaves in the background.

Guacamole

The very BEST Homemade Guacamole you will ever make is simple, made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, and ready to eat in minutes.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado dip recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 9kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 large clove garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 whole green onions green and white parts – chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canned, chopped chiles
  • 2 Roma tomatoes peeled, seeded,and chopped – .25 cup
  • sea salt and black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Cut, pit, and scoop out the flesh from the avocados. Place the avocados in a bowl and mash it with a fork. You can make them smooth or chunky.
  • Add the lime juice, garlic, cilantro, green onions, chilies, and tomato and stir to combine. Season with salt to your liking.
  • Spoon into a serving bowl and serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

  • Substitute 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper for the canned chiles.
  • Substitute .25 cup diced red or yellow onion for the green onions.
  • Place leftover guacamole in a storage container and press plastic wrap down across the top to create a barrier. Place a lid on top and store in the refrigerator for a few days.

Nutrition

Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 70mg | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 10.8mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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16 Comments

  1. It would never last that long at my house! 🙂 Love guacamole and this sounds delish, Lisa!

  2. Lisa, this looks fabulous!!! Can you believe I (thought) I didn’t like guacamole until I went to Mexico and then I fell in love with it! This looks so delicious – pinning! By the way, the new site looks awesome!!!!

  3. Yes, I love all things avocado. It feels like a guilty pleasure to me, because I think it is pretty high in calories? But I know it is all “good fat”… I gotta remember to buy a few when I’m at the grocery store next time. Now seriously, have you ever grown a plant of your own from the pit???

    1. They are good fats Seana, so that is how I justify it in my mind. 🙂 No, I did not grow my own avocado plant, but my best friend did! The thing was huge after a few years. I think they may have planted it in the ground, but I will have to remember to ask her what happened to it!!

  4. Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G’Day Saturday linky party! I’ve just shared this on Google+ and Pinterest.

    Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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