A quick and easy guacamole recipe that is healthy, creamy, a bit spicy, and delectable. Using only fresh ingredients and about 10 minutes, you will have one of the best guacamole you can make at home.
Introduction and My Rating
Guacamole is a dip frequently served it with tortilla chips. It makes a great appetizer, party dish, or just a tasty side dish for your everyday Mexican meal. Just follow the simple step by step photo instructions for never fail results.
I had not been a big fan of that smooth, homogenized guacamole. I have found it bland with nothing special to recommend its consumption. But make your guacamole fresh and add some spiciness, you have something special. Now I’m a fan.
A good rating for a condiment. I’m at a high 4. My wife is a solid 5.
About the only rule is there is no right or wrong ingredient other than avocado must be present. But most authentic recipes include
- avocado – required
- lime juice – almost required
- garlic – almost required
- salt – almost required
Other frequently used ingredients
- others – go wild
🥑Picking Out Avocados
There are several types of avocados, but we only get Hass in my area, so I only discussing them.
What to look for:
- Dark green
- Not too hard but not mushy – it should give just a little.
- Taking the stem off is also helpful. If it is brown underneath, it is over-ripe. If green or green with only a few specks of brown, It is too green.
Guacamole will turn brown within a few hours due to oxidation of the surface. You can prevent this by covering with plastic wrap pressed down to eliminate any air contact. Some also recommend a bit of lime juice to the top of the guacamole.
It will last a few days in the refrigerator.
📖Mexican Side Dish Recipes
See the discussion in the notes above on choosing your avocado. These are my suggested ingredients. But modify to your taste.
Chop half a medium red onion and Roma tomato. Mince one clove garlic. De-vein the jalapeno and chop finely.
Open the avocado by cutting around the avocado down to the seed. Twist it to open and remove the seed. The seed may come out easy, but if not, put the knife into the seed a little and twist to remove.
Spoon the meat out of the avocado. It is easy. Combine the avocado with the prepped veggies in a large bowl.
Roll the lime on the counter to free up some juice, then cut the lime in half and squeeze all the juice you can out.
Add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mash to the consistency you want. I used a potato masher, but a fork is fine. Optional: Add 1/4 minced cilantro.
Do you want more recipes from 101 Cooking for Two? Sign up for the newsletter and get all posts delivered straight to your inbox!
If you enjoyed this recipe, the pleasure of a rating on the recipe card below is requested.
Editor’s Note: Originally Published September 8, 2012. Updated with expanded discussion and updated photos.