Guacamole Recipe

This guacamole recipe is a creamy Mexican dip made with avocado, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime juice. A classic Mexican recipe that can be ready in about 10 minutes and pairs perfectly with tortilla chips. It adds lots of flavor and creaminess to tacos, burritos, and frijoles.

This easy guacamole recipe is authentic and a perfect way to add healthy fat and vegetables to your favorite Mexican dish. Guacamole can be served as an appetizer paired with tortilla chips, salsa on top of food, or even as a side salad! 

My favorite way of eating homemade guacamole is on top of a hearty taco or nachos. My mom always made a fresh batch of this easy guacamole recipe when making flautas or for a carne asada day. There does not have to be a special occasion to make guacamole but it’s definitely a crowd pleaser.

how to make guacamole.

Is guacamole healthy?

Guacamole is made with nutrient-rich ingredients that are packed with vitamins and minerals. Avocado is a healthy fat that also contains fiber so it’s great for blood sugar control and it helps improve energy throughout the day. The rest of the ingredients are vegetables so it’s almost like a little salad. Guacamole is a nutritious dip that can be added to a balanced meal.

mashed avocado to make guacamole in a molcajete.

Guacamole Recipe Ingredients 

This easy guacamole recipe comes together with just six simple ingredients:

  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes 
  • Onion 
  • Jalapeño (optional)
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Salt

For best flavor use fresh, ripe avocados when possible. Remember that avocados are unique and can have different textures even though they are ripe. Traditionally made with white onion, I love using red onion as the flavor is milder.

Everyone’s spice tolerance is different so use the amount of jalapeño pepper that best suits your spicy tolerance. It also depends on the pepper, some jalapeños can be very spicy and others taste like bell peppers! If you want a spicy guacamole recipe, try using Serrano for the ultimate experience. PRO TIP: Make it a high-protein guac by adding some blended edamame beans or beans of choice.

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How to make guacamole

All you need to make this easy guacamole recipe is a cutting board, knife, and bowl. The secret to making the best guacamole using enough lime juice to bring out the flavor in all of the ingredients. Lime juice will also help prevent it from browning/oxidizing. Adding lime juice will keep your guacamole green and fresh for 2-3 days.

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How to serve this guacamole recipe

The best way to eat guacamole is as an appetizer with tortilla chips or serve a big serving on top of flautas (crispy taquitos). The creaminess of guac pairs very well with crispy foods. You can also add it to burritos, tacos, and so much more. It’s a great way to boost the nutrition of any Mexican dish. Try adding it to delicious recipes like tlayudas or tostadas!

More Mexican Salsas:

Salsa de Molcajete

Salsa Verde

Salsa Macha (Mexican chili oil)

Pico de Gallo

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guacamole in a molcajete.

Guacamole Recipe


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  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Guacamole is a creamy Mexican dip made with avocado, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime juice. A classic Mexican recipe that can be ready in about 10 minutes and pairs perfectly with tortilla chips. It adds lots of flavor and creaminess to tacos, burritos, and frijoles.


Ingredients

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  • 2 avocados, ripe
  • 2 tomatoes, Roma, diced
  • 1/4 large red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Dice all the veggies evenly and add set aside
  2. Slice the avocados, take out the pit, and use a spoon to scoop the avocado onto a mixing bowl or a molcajete.
  3. Add a few squirts of lime juice and mash the avocados to get them as creamy as you’d like.
  4. Add in the diced veggies, more lime juice to taste, salt, and mix everything together. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp

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