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Homemade Guacamole

This authentic Mexican guacamole is the only homemade guacamole recipe you need. Ripe avocados, Roma tomatoes, fresh lime juice, and a touch of cilantro and salt come together for a rich, creamy and authentic guacamole recipe. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe For Guacamole

Simple to make and so flavorful this homemade guacamole recipe can be pulled together in just minutes. 

Guacamole is not just for dipping so you’ll find it comes in handy when you are looking for a sandwich spread, a hamburger topping, or even something to fancy up your eggs. 

Helpful Equipment To Make Guacamole

Ingredients To Make Guacamole Dip

  • 3 ripe avocados (I used Hass Avocados)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, or to taste
Homemade Guacamole

How To Make Guacamole

Cut the avocados in half and pull out the pit. Remove the skin and discard it along with the pit. Place the avocados in a bowl and set aside. 

Dice the tomatoes and onion and set aside.

Chop the jalapeno and cilantro and set aside. 

Cut the lime in half and juice it. Set the juice aside.  

Mash the avocados with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Add the tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, cilantro, and fresh lime juice.  Season with salt and pepper and mix well. 

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. 

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4
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All About Guacamole

Guacamole is a famous Mexican avocado-based dip. Typically made with avocados, limes, cilantro, tomatoes, and onions, guacamole is usually served alongside corn tortilla chips.  

However, guacamole is not just for dipping corn chips. It can be spread on toast, hamburger buns, eaten as a sandwich spread, or even on top of mashed or baked potatoes. 

Mexican restaurants usually serve it alongside tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and nachos.  

Variations

  • There are so many ways you can change up your guacamole recipe:
  • Add more spice by adding some red chili flakes or cayenne pepper.
  • Instead of mashing all 3 avocados, dice one for a chunkier guacamole.
  • Use halved cherry tomatoes instead of Roma tomatoes.
  • Substitute green onions for the red onion. 
  • Make a tropical guacamole and add diced ripe mango.
  • For an even creamier guacamole mix in sour cream. 
Homemade Guacamole in a white bowl with corn chips in the background

Tips and Tricks/Notes

  • Use only ripe avocados. If the avocados are not fully ripe they won’t be flavorful enough and they may be hard.
  • Buy the avocados a few days before you want to make the guacamole as they need quite a few days to ripen. If you can find ripe avocados at the store then that’s a bonus. Store them in the fridge so they don’t become overripe. Most of the avocados I buy are rock solid. 
  • For super smooth homemade guacamole place all the ingredients in the blender or food processor and blend. 
  • Don’t make the guacamole too far in advance of when you want to serve it as it will start to turn brown. It will still taste great but sometimes the color can discourage people from eating it. 
  • Some people do not like cilantro so if you are serving this homemade guacamole to guests you can always make it without. If you follow this guacamole recipe without cilantro you can place it on the side and allow guests to add it themselves. 
  • Be careful with the seeds of the jalapeno. If you want a spicy guacamole you can add them, if not leave them out. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling the jalapeno. 

How To Store

Store leftover guacamole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can cover the serving bowl with plastic wrap.  Some say if the plastic wrap sits directly on the guacamole it will not turn brown. 

Unfortunately, guacamole ends up turning brown as it is exposed to the air. There are lots of recommendations out there to stop this from happening so let me know if you find one that works for you. 

Guacamole can be frozen for up to 3 months though the consistency may change a bit. Thaw completely in the refrigerator and enjoy. 

Homemade Guacamole in a white bowl with corn chips in the background

FAQs

What is traditional guacamole made of?

Traditional guacamole contains the same ingredients as this recipe.

How do I make guacamole?

Follow the instructions in this recipe for homemade guacamole.

Why you should leave the lime out of guacamole?

There is much debate about whether to leave the lime out of guacamole as some people feel it masks the taste of the avocado. If you don’t want to include it then don’t however, I personally like the taste of lime in the guacamole. 

Why does homemade guacamole turn brown?

When the guacamole is exposed to the air it turns brown. It is still edible. If the top layer of your guacamole has turned brown just mix it up with the non-brown portion underneath. 

How long does homemade guacamole last?

Homemade guacamole will last 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. 

Homemade Guacamole in a white bowl with corn chips in the background

Conclusion

Homemade guacamole is simply the best, rich, creamy and so versatile. Believe me, it’s not just for tortilla chips anymore. 

I like to eat this guacamole alongside this Chicken Taco Salad and I can often be found scooping some on top of these Egg Muffin Cups. 

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Homemade Guacamole in a white bowl with corn chips in the background

Homemade Guacamole


  • Author: Sam
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 (1.5 cups) 1x

Description

This authentic Mexican guacamole is the only homemade guacamole recipe you need. Ripe avocados, Roma tomatoes, fresh lime juice, and a touch of cilantro and salt come together for a rich, creamy and authentic guacamole recipe.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 ripe avocados (I used Hass Avocados)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove and discard the skin and pit. Put the avocado in a bowl, set aside.
  2. Dice your tomatoes, set aside.
  3. Dice your onion, set aside.
  4. Chop the jalapeno, set aside.
  5. Chop the cilantro, set aside.
  6. Cut the lime in half, set aside.
  7. Mash the avocado with a fork until smooth.
  8. Add the diced tomatoes, diced onion, chopped jalapeno, chopped cilantro, juice of the lime and season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  9. Serve with tortilla chips
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Fridge
  • Cuisine: International

Keywords: Dip recipe, snack

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