Easy Guacamole

BY : PUBLISHED : April 18th, 2012 UPDATED: September 2nd, 2022

From the author: I use this guacamole recipe for everything: burritos, burgers, potlucks. I love it! Guacamole is what dreams are made of. No matter what you’re eating, this green dip makes everything better! This is a super simple and classic recipe, but you can always have fun with it by adding or omitting any ingredient you don’t have on hand or simply don’t love.

It’s all in the avocado!

The key to show-stopping guacamole is in the ripeness of the avocado. Not too hard but not too soft either. You have to find that perfect in-between when it’s creamy and mashes perfectly. It seems like an impossible task to find perfection, right? Well, there are several ways you can choose the right one without cutting them open.

First up, the color. The basic rule is: the darker the color, the riper it is. Second, is how they feel to the touch. The firmer the avocado, the less it’s ready to eat, and the softer, the more ready (unless they are too soft and therefore, past their time). And finally, you can perform the texture test. Is it bumpy or smooth? Ready to eat avocados usually are bumpier to the touch.

So, remember, if you want to choose the perfect avocado, you should be looking for a dark green to black, bumpy textured slightly soft one. Not too difficult, right? Don’t forget, you can also buy a few unripe ones and let them ripe at home. As soon as they are looking like they’re ripe, stick them in the refrigerator.

Easy homemade guacamole in a stone bowl.
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Guacamole on everything!

The days when guacamole was only destined to be eaten alongside tortilla chips are far gone. A whole world of possibilities has been opened, and guacamole can now be eaten with almost anything. A few examples? You got it!

A simple buddha bowl with veggies, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas, and a dollop of creamy guacamole? Yes! As a topping for your favorite chili? So good! As we mentioned before, adding guacamole to your recipes will only make them better. Go ahead and give it a try!

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Easy Guacamole

Toni Okamoto
To all the avocado lovers out there, this easy no-fuss guacamole is the perfect dip to make your appetizers excell!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dip
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 177 kcal
METHOD Mash
DIET Vegan

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large avocados pitted
  • Juice of ½ small lime or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil 5 ml
  • ¼ red or white or yellow onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantro
  • ½ of a roma tomato diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cut the avocados in half, peel, and roughly chop into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Squeeze the lime juice and then add oil.
  • Using a fork, mash the avocados until you reach your desired consistency. Mix in the onion, garlic, cumin, cilantro, tomato, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Notes

So, remember, if you want to choose the perfect avocado, you should be looking for a dark green to black, bumpy textured slightly soft one. Not too difficult, right? Don’t forget, you can also buy a few unripe ones and let them ripe at home. As soon as they are looking like they’re ripe, stick them in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 528mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 223IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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