Make your own Easy Homemade Guacamole using fresh high-quality ingredients for a fool-proof, irresistible, creamy Guac that doesn’t contain any fillers or added preservatives. Plus, see more tips below on how to keep it from turning brown!
I don’t usually use big words here on the blog, but when it comes to this guacamole dip, I’ll have to say that this is by far the BEST guacamole recipe I’ve tasted in years!
My cousins and friends keep asking for the recipe after they attend one of my parties here at home. But actually, there’s nothing funny or “extra something” in this healthy dip. My secret is choosing the right avocado for your Guac and fresh, simple, yet high-quality ingredients for an irresistible creamy dip that will make you coming back for more.
Whether you’re bored or just want more healthy stuff going into your body, this one right here is what you’re looking for!
You only need Eight (8) simple ingredients to make this Mexican avocado-based dip or spread. No sour cream. No mayonnaise. None of that stuff – just fresh and healthy ingredients!
- ripe avocados
- lime juice
- Serrano pepper
Eight without including salt and pepper to taste. And that’s just about it!
How to Pick the Right Avocado for your Guac?
The best guacamole lies in picking the right avocado as it is what this recipe is all about. Pick the ripe avocados that are still firm to touch – not too firm and not too soft as well. You want it ripe, but not over-ripe. We don’t want a mushy guac, please!
To choose the right avocado, look if the stem is still attached. If it’s removed, it’s more likely to have brown spots on the inside. Then, gently press it one end. If it doesn’t have a little give to it, then it’s too firm for you to buy it.
Avocado Hacks. If you want to buy avocados, but won’t be making them into a guac right away, store them in the refrigerator to slow down their ripening. Or if you have chosen the hard ones and want them to ripen, simply place the avocados in a paper bag with a couple of bananas. The ethylene gas released by the bananas will ripen it faster, although, you still have to wait overnight or a couple of days.
There are actually plenty of variations to this guacamole recipe. But like I always say, don’t let anyone tell you what to add or not to. Feel free to customize the recipes you find online, and put your own stamp on it. But if you’re not yet confident with your skills, it doesn’t hurt (or cost a penny) to stick to this recipe. 😉
Here are some of the variations that you can make to this recipe.
- If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you may skip it. Or replace it with chives instead.
- For a fun fruity twist, top this guacamole here with well-drained mango or pineapple salsa. Or how about adding some crunch to it using diced green apples? Pomegranate seeds seem to be a popular add-on, too.
- Roast your tomatoes instead or put in sun-dried tomatoes for that extra flavor.
- Get a dose of greens in this dip by adding kale.
- Of course, anything is great with bacon. So why not add some bacon bits into this dip to make it extra special!
See the full list of guacamole VARIATIONS HERE.
Storing Homemade Guacamole (and How to Keep it Green!)
The last thing we want in this creamy dip is for it to turn brown. That is indeed a big turn off! Adding an extra teaspoon of fresh lime juice into the mix is said to slow down the browning process.
To store any leftover guac or if you’re making it ahead, store it in an airtight container or cover it with a plastic wrap against the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidization. Another trick that I also learned from my friend is to add the pit (that chunky seed in the middle) into the guacamole dip.
But what I’d usually do is to pat the guacamole down and smoothen out its surface. Then add that extra teaspoon of lime juice over the guacamole surface and cover it with plastic wrap (pushing it onto the surface) to prevent air pockets. Finally, cover the tub with the lid and store it in the fridge for 2 days.
This is IF you’re lucky enough to have any leftovers. Coz here at home, we always have zero guacamole leftover!
What to Eat with Guacamole?
You can serve this with anything you want. But most of the time, guacamole is served with corn chips OR check out my Homemade Tortilla Chips coming up this week! You may also serve it with vegetable sticks, crackers, or as a topping to these twice-fried plantains aka Tostones, then also with quesadillas, taquitos, nachos, and most of your favorite Mexican food!
More Dips You’ll Enjoy
- Tropical Guacamole (oh yesss…this is guacamole on a whole new level!)
- Beer Cheese Dip
- Pico de Gallo
- Mango Salsa
How To Make Homemade Guacamole
Scoop avocado into a bowl, then mash with a fork until you have a smooth and chunky texture, add lime. Next add garlic, serrano pepper, cumin, cilantro, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir in diced onion and tomato. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to use. Adjust taste with salt and pepper to taste.
Make your own Easy Homemade Guacamole using fresh high-quality ingredients for a fool-proof, irresistible, creamy guac that doesn't contain any fillers or added preservatives. Plus see more tips below on how to keep it from turning brown!
- 3 large ripe avocados
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 Lime)
- 1 -1 ½ teaspoon fresh garlic, minced (about 1-2 cloves )
- 1 serrano pepper (seeded and diced, about 1 tablespoon)
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon cilantro , chopped (adjust to taste with more or less)
- salt and pepper to taste
- ⅓ cup tomato , diced
- ⅓ cup red onion , diced
Scoop avocado into a bowl, then mash with a fork until you have a smooth and chunky texture, add lime.
Next add garlic, serrano pepper, cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in diced onion and tomato. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to use. Adjust taste with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with tortilla chips.