This delicious and easy homemade guacamole recipe is the best guacamole recipe around! So easy to make with ripe avocados, cilantro, onion, garlic, sea salt and lime juice! Grab your tortilla chips and dig into this!
This is a very simple and basic guacamole recipe with avocados, purple onion, cilantro, sea salt, garlic and lime juice, but it still is delicious!
I have a confession. I turned up my nose at guacamole until I made my own. When I tried this homemade guacamole recipe I fell in love and will never look back. Same story with when I tried Homemade Pico de Gallo!
Then I was in a pinch and needed guacamole for a recipe and I grab some from the store. The horrors you guys! Now I know when I turned up my nose. I’ll never by store bought guacamole again. This homemade version is so much better!
In fact I used it and then threw it straight in the garbage.
Now, with this homemade guacamole recipe I was eating it ever single time I got a chance. Which wasn’t very many considering I ate it within 24 hours because it was that good. I didn’t go crazy with ingredients, this is a very basic recipe. Don’t worry if you want something more exciting I’ve got you covered with different variations of this recipe listed below! So many different and delicious twists.
What is Guacamole?
Guacamole is originally from Mexico and is a dip made from avocados. The name is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words – ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce).
Delicious Variations on Guacamole Recipe
For a very quick guacamole just take a 1/4 cup of salsa or pico de gallo and mix it in with mashed avocados.
Spice things up by adding one or two minced serrano chiles or jalapeños that have had the stems and seed removed.
Add in your favorite flavors like pineapple, mango or even strawberries, peaches or pomegranate seeds!
If you you want to extend your limited supply of avocados even further you can add either sour cream or cottage cheese to your guacamole! I know, gasp, but it tastes great!
Tips for How to Make Guacamole!
It’s really easy to make the perfect guacamole. Just make sure you use good, ripe avocados!
You can check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. Simply put, if there is no give when you press, the avocado is not ripe yet and it won’t taste good. If there is a little give then the avocado is ripe! Be careful if there is a lot of give because the avocado may be past ripe and not good. Give it a little taste test before using if you think it’s borderline!
More Delicious Appetizer Recipes:
- 3 avocados ripe
- 1/4 c. onion chopped
- 1 Tbsp cilantro chopped
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 lime juiced
- Cut your avocados in half. Remove seed from middle of avocado. Score the inside of the avocado and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Place in bowl.
- Mash the avocado a fork. Leaves some lumps!
- Sprinkle with salt over the top of the mashed avocado and then lime juice. Gently stir. Add the rest of your ingredients and gently mix until combined.
- Place plastic wrap right on top of the guacamole surface. This will help prevent air reaching it which will causes oxidation and turns the guacamole brown. Refrigerate until ready to serve or serve immediately.