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The Best Ever Homemade Guacamole

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This Homemade Guacamole recipe really is the best ever, you’ll never want to buy the store-bought stuff again! It is made with fresh ingredients and comes together so quickly. It is a great appetizer idea to serve with chips, or to top on your favorite meal such as tacos. Plus, it is full of healthy fats to help keep you full longer! 

Guacamole in a bowl with chips on the side

This guacamole recipe is one of those that I am constantly making for parties with friends or family. It is highly requested and always a hit! When I first started to make this guacamole, I would just eyeball the ingredients and taste it as I went, but I had so many of my friends request the recipe that I finally took exact measurements and wrote it down! I am really excited to share it with you here on my blog!

Is guacamole healthy?

Not only is guacamole delicious but it is also a great source of healthy fats! The healthy fats in avocados help you feel full and satiated between meals and are a great addition to a healthy diet. Avocados are also a great source of vitamins such as Vitamin A, C, E, K, and B6, and a great source of fiber and potassium. 

Close up on avocados

Ways to use guacamole

Let’s be honest, guac is great on almost anything, but here are a few of my favorite ways to eat it:

  1. As a dip with chips.
  2. On top of tacos or other Mexican dishes.
  3. With eggs, on top of a scramble or an omelet. 
  4. On toast- a super easy way to make avocado toast! 
  5. As an added healthy fat to any meal. 

Tips for making guacamole

  • This is a GREAT way to use up avocados that are getting too soft.
  • It is best to wait at least 30 minutes to an hour to let all the flavors meld before serving. Put the guacamole in the fridge to get nice and cool when you are waiting.
  • This recipe is meant for 4-6 servings, but you can easily cut the recipe in half or double it for more people!
close up on guacamole in a bowl

How much guacamole should I make?

I like to average about one medium-sized avocado per person. This will give you enough to eat with tortilla chips and to put on top of your tacos. This guacamole tends to go quickly so I like to ensure there is enough to go around! This recipe calls for 4 avocados, so it is on average enough for 4 people, but it will stretch to about 6 depending on how much guac people will eat. 

How to de-pit an avocado

I don’t know about you, but every time I de-pit an avocado with a knife, I always feel nervous that I am going to cut myself! I learned this hack to de-pit an avocado and it is a game changer! Here is what you will do:

  1. Cut the avocado in half
  2. On the skin side on the outside of the avocado gently push in towards the pit with your thumb.
  3. This will gently push the pit out and it should pop right out! So easy!

Watch how to do this with this video!

Plate of avocado halves

Tools to make the Guacamole 

You really don’t need anything fancy for this easy guacamole recipe (a fork works just fine!), but here are some tools I like to keep in my kitchen:

Citrus Juicer – I love this style because it has a measuring cup attached to it so it makes it really simple to measure out the amount of lime or lemon juice that you need for a recipe. 

Meat Chopper – Okay, so this is really meant for breaking up ground meat when cooking, but I love to find multiple uses for tools, and it is fantastic for smashing avocados!!

ingredients for guacamole

Ingredients you’ll need to make the guacamole

Avocados- This recipe is for medium avocados, but you can also easily use large avocados. Sub about 1 large avocado for 2 medium avocados.

Red onion- The red onions give a flavor and a little crunch. You’ll want to finely chop the onion so it’s not too over powering. 

Cilantro- The cilantro brings a herby freshness. Chop the cilantro into small pieces so it distributes evenly. 

Lime- You can adjust how much lime juice you use to your liking, but I recommend juice of about half a lime.

Garlic Powder and Cumin- To season the guacamole!

Salt – I use Redmond Real Salt for all my cooking!

How to make homemade guacamole 

Cut avocados in half, scoop out the meaty part, and put them into a medium-sized bowl. 

bowl of avocado with meat chopper on the side

Mash avocados using a fork or potato masher. You can leave it chunky, or make it smooth, whichever you prefer.

smashed avocado for guacamole

Add the remaining ingredients: red onions, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and lime juice. 

guacamole in a bowl with ingredients

Stir/mash to combine.

closeup on guacamole

It’s best to let the guac sit for 30 minutes to an hours before serving to allow all the flavors to meld together. Serve with chips or to top on your favorite meal. 

Why does guacamole turn brown?

The browning does not mean it is bad! The browning won’t alter the taste of the guacamole, it is just not as appealing to look at. The guacamole turns brown because of oxidation from an enzyme in the avocado reacting with oxygen. It’s the same concept as when an apple is cut! 

Guacamole in a glass bowl with plastic for storage

How to store guacamole

There are a lot of theories about how to keep guacamole from browning, but I find this method to be the easiest. All you need to do is put the guacamole in an airtight container (I love my glass Pyrex!) and then spread it in an even layer. Next, take a piece of plastic wrap and push it down on top of the guacamole to remove all of the air. The plastic removes the oxygen which helps prevent it from browning. Then put the lid on and store it in the fridge. It will stay good for about 3-4 days. If you notice any browning on top, just mix it all together to blend it in with bright green guacamole. 

bowl of guacamole with a lime

The Best Ever Homemade Guacamole

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Homemade Guacamole recipe really is the best ever, you’ll never want to buy the store-bought stuff again! It is made with fresh ingredients and comes together so quickly.

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Avocados
  • 1/4 cup red onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime

Instructions

    1. Cut avocados in half, scoop out the meaty part, and put them into a medium-sized bowl. Mash avocados using a fork or potato masher. You can leave it chunky, or make it smooth, whichever you prefer.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients: red onions, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and lime juice. Stir/mash to combine
    3. It is best to wait at least 30 minutes to an hour to let all the flavors meld before serving, but if you're in a time crunch you can also serve right away.

    Notes

    To store and to prevent browning: add guacamole to a small container and add a piece of plastic wrap on top and push it down to get all the air out. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 9gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

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