The Only Guacamole Recipe You’ll Ever Need
I’m a huge fan of guacamole, and have been making it at home for years. It’s one of those dishes that’s so easy to make, and yet so delicious. I always start with ripe avocados, and then add in diced onions, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.
There’s really no wrong way to make guacamole, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients until you find your perfect recipe. Personally, I like my guacamole on the chunkier side, but you can definitely go for a smoother consistency if you prefer.
2 to 4 servings
- 2 ripe avocados, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice, 2-4 tbsp red onion or green onion, 1-2 serrano chilis, stems and seeds removed & minced, 2 tbsp cilantro (leaves & tender stems), finely chopped, pinch of freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 ripe tomato (optional), red radish or jicama slices for garnish (optional), tortilla chips to serve
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit.
- Score the inside of the avocado with a blunt knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
- Place the avocado in a bowl and use a fork to mash it (being careful not to overdo it).
- Sprinkle with salt and lime or lemon juice, then add chopped onion, cilantro, black pepper, and chilis (to taste).
- If making ahead of time, press plastic wrap onto the surface of the guacamole to prevent browning due to oxygen exposure.
- Garnish with red radish slices or jigama strips before serving with tortilla chips (homemade or store-bought).
Is guacamole healthy or fattening?
Guacamole is a healthy food that can improve brain function and cholesterol levels. The monounsaturated fat in avocados helps to boost brain function, while the fiber and healthy fats can help to improve cholesterol levels.
What is real guacamole made of?
Real guacamole is made with just avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. Fillers and other ingredients are not necessary and can detract from the flavor of the dish.
This simple recipe results in a delicious and flavorful guacamole that is perfect for any occasion.
What are the benefits of guacamole?
- Guacamole is a healthy dish that can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Guacamole is made with avocados, which are a good source of monounsaturated fat, folate, and Vitamin E.
- Guacamole is also packed with fiber and nutrients that are beneficial for gut health.
Is guacamole just avocado?
If you love avocado, there’s a good chance you’re a fan of guacamole. After all, the two are pretty much one and the same: guacamole is simply avocado that’s been mashed up and mixed with other ingredients.
The main ingredient in guacamole is, of course, avocado. But it also typically includes salt and lime juice for flavor. Sometimes onions, cilantro, tomato, garlic, and/or spices like cayenne pepper or cumin are added to give it more zing.
At its simplest, guacamole is just smashed avocado – but even that can be delicious! So if you’re looking for a quick snack or easy appetizer idea, whipping up some guacamole is always a great option.