Avocado Guacamole is a crowd-pleasing, creamy, and zesty dip that’s perfect for any gathering or simply as a tasty snack. You can whip up this flavorful treat with just a few fresh ingredients in no time. The best thing is that you can make it and save it to use with many main meals. The best part! It fits well in Keto and vegan gluten free potluck recipes. You can also make a vegan version of it. So, Let’s try making an avocado guacamole recipe at home!
Avocado Guacamole Ingredients
- 2 avocados
- ½ tbsp lime Juice
- 1/4 cup diced white onion
- 1/4 cup diced tomato (seeds removed)
- 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper or jalapeño
- 1-2 cloves crushed garlic or garlic powder
- fresh chopped cilantro or basil, as required
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Paprika powder or black pepper powder (optional)
Ingredient Notes and Variations
Avocados: The star of the show, avocados provide the creamy base for guacamole. If not available, you can use ripe, mashed bananas for a unique twist, but guacamole is all about the nutritive creaminess of avocados.
Lime Juice: Lime juice adds a zesty flavor to balance the richness of avocados. Lemon juice is a suitable substitute for lime juice.
White Onion: Diced white onions provide a sharp, savory kick to the guacamole. You can also use red onions can be used for a milder, slightly sweeter taste.
Tomato: Diced tomatoes contribute a juicy texture and a hint of sweetness. The recipe works equally well with Cherry tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes
Green Bell Pepper or Jalapeño: Green bell peppers add a mild, earthy flavor, while jalapeños bring the heat. If you prefer less spice, stick with green bell peppers, or use serrano peppers for an extra kick.
Crushed Garlic: Garlic infuses the guacamole with a robust, aromatic flavor. Garlic powder or garlic paste are equally flavorful, although I prefer the boldness of fresh garlic.
Fresh Cilantro: Chopped cilantro adds a fresh and herby element. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, use parsley or fresh basil.
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper: Salt enhances the overall flavor and helps bring out the natural tastes of the ingredients. Use pepper up to taste.
Add diced mango for a sweet, fruity twist.
Mix in crumbled feta cheese for a creamy and tangy variation. Goat cheese or small cubes of mozzarella cheese also make it taste better.
Incorporate diced red bell peppers for extra color and crunch. Sweet corn also gives a nice flavor and texture.
Experiment with different chili peppers for varying levels of spiciness. Serrano and cayenne pepper are some to try.
For a smoky flavor, include a dash of smoked paprika.
How to Make Avocado Guacamole?
- Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- Servings: 4-6
Step one: Prepping the Avocadoes
Start by slicing the avocados in half. Remove the pit, and take out the creamy part of the fruit in a mixing bowl.
Mash the avocados thoroughly until it comes to a creamy consistency. You can keep it a bit chunkier as per your preference.
Step two: Add the vegetables
Squeeze the juice from half a lime into the bowl. The lime juice not only adds a refreshing flavor but also helps prevent the avocados from browning.
Add the diced white onion, diced tomato (seeds removed), diced green bell pepper or jalapeño, crushed garlic, fresh chopped cilantro, and kosher salt to the mashed avocados.
Note: If you want to add additional ingredients such as cheese, pepper, or sauce, now is the time.
Step three: Mix Ingredients Evenly
Gently stir all the ingredients together until they are well combined. Taste the guacamole and adjust the seasoning as needed. You can add more lime juice, salt, or even a pinch of sugar if desired.
Your homemade guacamole is now ready to serve! Enjoy it with tortilla chips, as a topping for tacos, or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes.
Tips For The Best Avocado Guacamole Recipe
Choosing ripe avocados is crucial. Look for avocados that yield slightly when gently squeezed. If they are too firm, they’re underripe; if they’re mushy, they’re overripe.
When combining the ingredients, be gentle. Overmixing can turn your guacamole into a paste rather than a chunky dip.
Adjust the level of heat by controlling the amount of jalapeño or green bell pepper. Remember, the heat can vary, so start with a little and add more if needed.
To deepen the flavor, consider adding a pinch of ground cumin or a dash of hot sauce. These additions can take your guacamole to the next level.
Need to ripen avocados quickly? Place them in a paper bag with a banana or apple, which will release ethylene gas, speeding up the ripening process.
For the best taste, use fresh ingredients. This includes using freshly squeezed lime juice and avoiding pre-packaged guacamole mixtures.
What is Guacamole served with?
Guacamole is a versatile dip that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Here are a few popular options:
- Tortilla Chips
- Ricotta Cheese Lasagna
- Burritos and Burrito Bowls
- Grilled Meats
- Potluck Salads
- Vegetable Platter
- Fried Foods
Storage, Refrigeration, and Freezing Instructions:
It’s important to note that homemade guacamole should not be left at room temperature for an extended period because avocados are perishable and can spoil quickly. Avocado-based dishes are best stored in the refrigerator to maintain freshness and prevent foodborne illness.
Refrigeration: Store leftover guacamole in an airtight container with plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface to prevent browning. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Freezing: While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze guacamole in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator and give it a good stir before serving.
Best Homemade Avocado Guacamole
- 2 avocados
- ½ tbsp lime Juice
- ¼ cup diced white onion
- ¼ cup diced tomato seeds removed
- ¼ cup diced green bell pepper or jalapeño
- 2 cloves crushed garlic or garlic powder
- fresh chopped cilantro or basil as required
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Paprika powder or black pepper powder optional
How to Make?
- Slice the avocados and remove the pit. Remove the skin and add the creamy part into a mixing bowl. Mash well.
- Add all the vegetables, salt, and seasonings. Mix well but don’t overdo it.
- Serve alongside tortilla chips or tacos.