Best Guacamole Recipe (easy)


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The best Guacamole recipe is one that is simple and loaded with fresh ingredients! Creamy ripe avocado mashed with zesty lime, cilantro, onion and a pinch of salt.

The perfect dipper for The BEST Loaded Nachos, this guacamole dip takes just minutes to prep making it the perfect snack.

A bowl of the best homemade guacamole served with lime and chips.

Authentic Guacamole

When I visit Mexico, I live and breathe guac (and Pico de Gallo).  Ingredients found in an authentic guacamole recipe are fresh avocados, lime juice, salt & usually onion/cilantro. In Mexico we always have a bit of tomato in our guacamole as well. The great thing about about this dip is that you can vary the ingredients however you want! Add extra garlic, spice it up, add roasted peppers or corn.

How to Make Guacamole

This is the best guacamole recipe, because it’s delicious and comes together in a flash. Here’s all you do:

  1. DICE: Finely dice some red onion and mince the jalapeno pepper (remove seeds for less heat, leave seeds/membrane for more heat).
  2. SEED: Seed and chop the tomato. Removing the seeds and pulp and just use the flesh, this will prevent the guacamole from being too watery.
  3. PEEL: Peel and mash the avocados with the lime juice until smooth. The lime juice keeps the guacamole from turning brown.
  4. MIX: Mix all the ingredients together, season to taste and enjoy!

mashing avocados to make the best guacamole recipe

How Long Does Guacamole Last?

Guacamole is a dish that really should to be served fresh to be appreciated. Just like apples and raw potatoes, avocados start to turn brown pretty fast after cutting, due to an enzyme that promotes oxidation. This discoloration doesn’t mean it’s spoiled, but it can be unappetizing!

The lime juice in this easy guacamole recipe helps slow that process. It will keep in the refrigerator 1-2 days. If the surface does turn brown, after no more than a couple days, you can try scraping it off. The green layer underneath is perfectly fine.

The secret to keeping your “guac” green and fresh-looking in the refrigerator is to prevent air from hitting the surface. Plastic containers – even ones’ with tight seals – are not sufficient. I like to press a piece of clingy plastic wrap over the surface and up the sides of the bowl to create an airtight seal.

The best easy Guacamole recipe in a bowl ready to serve

How to Freeze Guacamole

Can you freeze guacamole? Yes, you can (who knew?) but I do have to admit, it tastes best fresh. Freezing the guacamole can change the flavor/consistency a little bit but it’s great for recipes like 7 Layer Dip.

If you’re freezing guac, skip the onion tomato etc. The veggies will get watery. Scoop it into freezer bags and squeeze out all the air to create a tight seal. When you are ready to make my simple guacamole recipe, just thaw and mix in the rest of the fresh ingredients. Adjust the seasoning and enjoy!

Recipes to Pile on the Guac

5 from 2 votes
Review Recipe

Guacamole

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine Mexican
Guacamole is one of my favorite things ever. If you need a quick contribution for a party or potluck, you can always rely on guacamole dip to be well received! 

Ingredients

  • 3 large avocados ripe
  • 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons red onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small tomato seeded and diced
  • salt to taste

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Instructions

  1. Cut avocados in half, peel and remove the pit.

  2. Squeeze half of the lime over the avocados and mash until smooth.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well adding salt to taste and more lime juice if desired. 

  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 171, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 554mg, Carbohydrates: 11g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 345%, Vitamin C: 19.4%, Calcium: 18%, Iron: 0.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword guacamole, homemade guacamole
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We love enjoying this easy restaurant style guacamole recipe with nachos and tacos. It's one of my favorite authentic guac recipes ever! #spendwithpennies #guacamole #homemadeguacamole #easyguacamole #guac #authenticguacaomole

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  1. If you place the avocado seed in the leftover quac it will stop the browning process. The leftovers still need to be covered and refrigerated.