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Guacamole rarely disappoints...and my go-to Homemade Guacamole certainly won't! It's a must-have to bring to family gatherings and I cannot begin to count the compliments it receives. Light, citrusy and tangy, it might go so fast that you'll miss your own chance to dip a chip! Perfect on it's own, add onto tacos or burgers, or on salad. It pairs really well with this Cilantro Lime Rice recipe.
You need to try this recipe. Trust me—you won't regret it!
Ingredients for Homemade Guacamole
Avocados: Nothing beats a beautiful, ripe avocado. It’s so satisfying to cut one open and be greeted by its rich, vibrant green. Avocados are also a great healthy fat, have a ton of fiber, and can help lower cholesterol.
Tomatoes: These will add more color to our guac and is a great way to sneak in more produce. You can also use salsa - you'll lose the pop of color from the tomatoes but it's tasty. Idea: use a mango salsa or spicy pico to elevate this recipe.
Red Onion: Adds a quick, sharp bite to our creamy spread.
Cilantro: I love cilantro, but I know many don’t. Feel free to leave it out, but don’t knock it ‘till you try it! Cilantro is used in cooking all around the world and it goes great with guacamole.
Lime: Citrus helps balance all our flavors.
Salt: Add to taste. A little goes a long way!
Chips: Sea Salt Lime or Thin 'n Crispy Tortilla chips are delicious
How to make Homemade Guacamole
1. Mash avocado in a mixing bowl.
2. Dice red onion, tomatoes, and cilantro. Add to bowl and combine.
3. Top with salt and freshly squeezed lime.
4. Serve with a bag of your favorite chips!
How to step up your Guac Game
Add fruit like mango, strawberries, or pomegranates to sweeten up your Homemade Guacamole. Sometimes, I even like to add some balsamic dressing to bring out sweeter flavors.
Add cheese! Some great options include eta, copper kettle cheese or shredded parmesan.
Give it a spicy kick with jalapenos, red pepper flakes, or your favorite hot sauce.
Also keep in mind that this Homemade Guacamole is meant for more than just your favorite chips or veggies. Spread it on a turkey burger or sandwich, toss on some toast and top with a runny egg, or use as the base for your favorite chicken or egg salad.
- Mixing Bowl
- Cutting Board
- 3 whole ripe avocados, mashed
- 1 lime
- ½ cup red onion, finely diced
- ¼ cup diced tomatoes or prepared salsa
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tsp salt
- Mash avocado in a mixing bowl.
- Dice red onion, tomatoes, and cilantro. Add to bowl and combine.
- Top with salt and freshly squeezed lime.
- Serve with a bag of your favorite chips!
sauces (sriracha, balsamic glaze, salsa)
seasonings (chile lime, ranch, red pepper flakes)
cheeses (pairing soft/hard cheeses together)
fruits (mango salsa, strawberries) It's fun to experiment and get creative in the kitchen; sometimes that is called throw a bunch of stuff together and clean out the fridge. This was one of those recipes. Also keep in mind that this Homemade Guacamole is meant for more than just your favorite chips or veggies. Spread it on a turkey burger or sandwich, toss on some toast and top with a runny egg, or use as the base for your favorite chicken or egg salad.
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