Make this easy and best homemade Guacamole Dip at home in under 10 minutes. This Authentic Mexican Dip is healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and super simple to make.
Apart from Salsa recipes such as Mango Cucumber Salsa, Roasted Fresh Tomato Salsa, Tomato Salsa, Mango Salsa, and Black Bean and Corn Salsa, this dip is my absolute fav.
About This Recipe
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip which was originated in Mexico. It has become very popular in the US, in fact, the whole world now.
Every Mexican restaurant you go to, you will definitely find this one and at some of the restaurants, they will even make it fresh right in front of you. It hardly takes 10 minutes to prepare and use only a few ingredients.
This easy and delicious dip can be made in no time and you are going to love the compliments that you are going to get for this no-frills dip.
To make authentic guacamole, you are going to need fresh, high-quality ingredients. It is important you use fresh and ripe avocado to get the best flavor. So let’s make this amazing authentic Mexican dip and get the party started.
It is high in calories but it is loaded with good fats and is healthy for you. Half a cup of guacamole contains 155 calories and 17.5 grams of fat. – Source
This Guacamole is,
- Easy & Quick
- Served popularly with Nachos
Avocados – Choosing the right avocado is the key to a perfect Guacamole. Make sure that the Avocado is ripe enough, otherwise, it won’t mash properly and will also taste raw.
Tomato – To add some sweetness and tanginess, we will add fresh red and ripe tomatoes in it.
Onions – To add a crunch, we will finely chop the onions and add into the Guacamole.
Green Chillies – Adding a slight hint of heat and spicy flavor is very necessary, therefore add in the finely chopped green chilies.
Jalapeno – This is optional, but adds a great taste. It makes the Guacamole even spicier, which just makes it better. If you can find Jalapeno, do not miss on this ingredient.
Lemon Juice – Along with all the other flavors, tanginess is also required. So add in freshly squeezed lemon juice and give it a mix.
Lemon juice also prevents avocados from turning black, if you are making it ahead of time. It increases the shelve life while storing, so do not forget adding it.
Other – Apart from the above-mentioned ingredients we will add some more such as garlic, cilantro, salt, and cumin powder to enhance the taste of this simple yet tasty dip.
Cilantro adds a freshness that makes this Guacamole even more delicious. Garlic is optional, but I like the slight hint of flavor, it adds to the same.
Step by Step Recipe
Remove the skin and seed of the avocado.
Lightly mash the fruit with your fingers.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
Do not over mix otherwise it will be too mushy. Serve immediately with nachos or any other crackers of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
The name comes from an Aztec dialect which literally translates to the avocado sauce.
In Mexican Spanish, it is pronounced (wakaˈmole), in American English, it tends to be pronounced “ɡwɑːkəˈmoʊliː”, and in British English, “ɡwɑːkəˈmoʊleɪ”. – Wikipedia
Avocado doesn’t ripen on the tree. It ripens after harvesting, so it is important that you be careful while choosing the avocado in the supermarket.
A ripe avocado will be dark in color but check for any bruises. Then hold the avocado in your palm and put gentle pressure on it.
A ripe avocado will yield to the pressure. If it is firm, then it is not ripe. If it yields to the pressure, it is ripe and ready to eat and if it feels mushy, it is overripe.
While buying avocados, if you find only the firm ones, you can place them in a paper bag with bananas to fasten the ripening.
Keep a check on the avocado and use them as and when they are ready. If you are not going to use the ripe avocado right away, then store them in the refrigerator, it will slow down the ripening.
Other than the regular ingredients, you can also add a twist and experiment with more add-ins such as,
Nuts – You can add in pepitas, toasted almonds, pistachios, cashews etc.
Fruits – Add in some seasonal fruits such as Mango, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Berries, Peaches, Chopped Grapes, etc.
Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream – If you like the Guacamole to be more creamy, then you can use in greek yogurt or sour cream. This is also a great way to increase the quantity if you have less guacamole.
Peppers – Add in more variety of peppers, to make it even more spicy.
Seasonings – You can add in different seasonings of your choice, such as bagel seasoning, peri peri, etc.
Cheese – If you are a cheese fan, add in some feta, goat, parmesan or blue cheese.
Bacon – Crispy chopped bacon sounds great too!
7up guacamole – People have various ways to make this dip. So one of the ways 7UP suggests is to add some 7up to the guacamole to make it creamier and give it a twist. While adding lime juice, add 1/4 cup of 7UP and mix well using a fork.
Chunky – To make chunky guacamole, dice the avocado in small pieces, and while mixing, don’t mash them. Also, use chopped onions and tomatoes to make it chunkier. The trick to making good guacamole is leaving chunks of avocado instead of mashing all of it.
Guacamole uses all the fresh ingredients and is good for health too.
Avocado is packed with good fats, vitamins, iron, magnesium, fiber, and many other nutrients.
It has more amount of potassium than bananas.
Avocado helps in lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is known to aid in weight loss as well.
Avocado is loaded with antioxidants that are good for your eyes.
As avocados are the main component of guacamole, you can guess how beneficial it is for you.
It pairs well with burritos, tacos, nachos, chips, and fajitas.
You can use it in sandwiches, wraps, burgers, as a dip with your starters.
Serve it in Buddha bowls or with burrito bowls. It makes for a great condiment.
It is best eaten fresh. It doesn’t freeze well and also doesn’t taste as good as it does when made fresh.
Guacamole can last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days but you will see discoloration on the upper layer.
You can squeeze a little extra lemon juice over the top to avoid oxidation or cover immediately with a plastic wrap.
If there is still discoloration, just scoop out the brown layer and discard it.
You can enjoy the rest of guac.
I read this trick somewhere that covering the guacamole with water prevents oxidation and the dip doesn’t turn black.
When ready to serve, you can just discard the water.
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- 1 Avocado
- 1/4 cup Onion (Finely Chopped)
- 2 tbsp Tomato (Finely Chopped)
- 1/2 tsp Garlic (Minced)
- 2 tbsp Cilantro (Chopped)
- 1 tsp Jalepeno (Chopped)
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Remove the skin and seed of avocado and lightly mash the fruit with your fingers.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
- Do not over mix otherwise it will be too mushy.
- Serve immediately with nachos or any other crackers of your choice.