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Guacamole Recipe – This simple guacamole comes together in less than 5 minutes and is full of fresh ingredients! Delicious dip and topping to so many dishes!
Guacamole is one of my favorite things in the entire world. I love it as a dip with chips, atop grilled chicken, served with tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and so many more favorite recipes. It’s even perfect as a topping on a simple house salad.
I love to go to restaurants where they make it fresh right at your table side. The entire area is immediately perfumed with the scent of all the fresh ingredients and you know exactly what is going into your guacamole! In just a few minutes, you are served a bowl of fresh, bright and delicious guacamole along with crispy chips or other items to dip into your guacamole.
But I love making fresh, delicious Guacamole at home even more than going to a restaurant to eat it! Because, honestly I could eat this daily. And my recipe for How to Make Guacamole is so quick and simple, you can enjoy it anytime you wish!
You only need a few simple ingredients for this amazing guacamole. Then in less than five minutes, you’ve created one of the best guacamole recipes ever.
How to Pick the Best Avocados
One of the keys to great guacamole, is to pick the best avocados. When avocados were first becoming standard fare at our local grocery store, I asked the produce manager to help me select the very best ones during a shopping trip. Here’s how he taught me to pick the best avocados, no matter the variety.
1. Check the Navel
The navel of the avocado is where the avocado separates from the stem of the avocado plant. When the avocado is ripe, the covering of the navel will easily pop off of the avocado just by lifting it gently with your thumb. If you have resistance when trying to check the navel, then the avocado isn’t ripe. Move along to another.
2. Feel It
Place the avocado in the palm of your hand and then gently feel the avocado with the other hand.
If the skin feels as if it has pulled away from the fruit of the avocado, then the avocado is most likely overripe.
If the skin feels hard and doesn’t have any give, then the avocado is most likely green or underripe.
A perfectly ripe avocado will have a slight give to the fruit when applying gentle pressure, but won’t feel squishy. The skin will feel supple.
How to Make the Best Guacamole
To make the easiest – and best – guacamole recipe, you’ll only need a few ingredients.
• Avocados – see my tutorial on How to Pick the Best Avocado above.
• Lime Juice – I love to use fresh lime juice to help the avocados keep their bright green coloring as well as to add a splash of acid to the recipe to brighten the flavors.
• Stone House Seasoning – Previously, I would include salt, fresh garlic and black pepper. Since I keep my Stone House Seasoning on hand, I’ve found that it is much easier to add in my guacamole. If you prefer to use fresh garlic, just substitute ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced, and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper.
• Tomatoes – I like to use Roma tomatoes that have been deseeded and diced. The easiest way I’ve found to deseed them is to cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise and then use a spoon and scrape out the inside of the tomato.
• Onion – a finely diced small onion adds just the right amount of crunch to this creamy dip.
• Cilantro – chopped fresh cilantro adds so much flavor and freshness to guacamole.
• Cumin – I love to add a sprinkle of ground cumin. It is optional, but it deepens the flavor and makes it even more delicious!
There’s always the perfect time for fresh guacamole! Enjoy it with a meal or grab the chips and dig in. Whether you are having movie night with family or have a couple of friends coming over to visit, whip this up for everyone to enjoy! Guac is just one of those appetizers that most people love no matter the event or time of year.
Additional Guacamole Options
With this simple recipe, you can then add so many other variations.
• Grilled corn sliced off of the cob and stirred into the guacamole adds a touch of sweetness.
• Diced Jalapeños or Serano chilis add heat to the dip and if you grill them, they add a whole new level to the flavor of this guacamole.
• Orange Juice adds a bit of sweetness to the dip.
Another easy recipe I love to make in addition to my guacamole is my Restaurant Style Salsa. Add some tortilla chips and these two recipes to any gathering and you have some happy guests around the chip bowl!
Here’s my Guacamole Recipe. I hope you give it a try and continue to enjoy it as much as my family and I do!
- 2 avocados halved, seeded, and peeled
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- pinch ground cumin optional
- Mash avocado with a fork or potato masher in a bowl until the consistency you prefer. Add lime juice and salt and mix well with fork. Stir in tomatoes, onion, and chopped cilantro. If using cumin, add at this point.
- Pour into a serving bowl and serve.
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I made Guacamole for the first time last month, i surfed the net and your recipe was the easiest to work with. I didn’t include the cumin in mine recipe. Everyone loved it, so i’ll be making it again soon. I’m going to try the “strawberry Cake” recipe. I like that you recipes are simple and easy to follow. Most of the items on the ingredient list are things that most Ppl have at home already. Thanks for keeping the recipes fun & simple.
This is the exact recipe I have used for years. One addition though, red pepper flakes. It gives it a little kick!
Love this guacamole recipe! It is so easy to make and I make it all the time – and have for years! I usually do not use the cumin in mine, since you list cumin as optional.
My family loves this stuff and I could personally eat it every day. 🙂
I just wanted to urge others to give it a try soon – it’s so easy and so good! Thank you!
Just wanted to know about black marks on avocados. Sometimes when I get them most of the avocado has little round dark dots or black stuff so I throw the whole thing away. I can’t tell from outside so not sure what to do.. Someone told me it’s ok, but I’m not sure. Please help.
PS love your cookbook, when are you doing another? Would love bigger sections with spices/rubs/sauces.
If your avocados have little dark dots on the outside skin, it means they have been exposed to cold temperatures for a long time before ripening. They are safe to eat. However, if there are dark spots on the inside of the avocado, it needs to be thrown away. That indicates it has started to spoil. I’m so thrilled you loved the cookbook and thanks so much for your suggestions. I will try to add more spices, rubs, and sauces to the recipes on this site. Thanks so much!