September 25, 2023Review Recipe
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Guacamole is a flavorful and tasty alternative to salsa. This authentic easy guacamole recipe takes buttery ripe avocados, adds some savory seasonings and tangy lime juice for an easy and irresistible dip that you can whip up in a flash.
- 4 ripe avocados
- ⅛ cup of lime juice, juice of 1 lime
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of cumin
- ½ teaspoon of chili powder
- 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro
You can also buy lime juice already squeezed, which will save you from squeezing the limes yourself.
To ripen avocados faster, place them in a brown paper bag for about three days.
Substitutions And Additions For This Easy Guacamole Recipe
OPTIONAL MIX-INS: This is such a versatile recipe, and there are so many options that you could add in based on your personal preferences.
Try pico de gallo or finely diced tomato, garlic, diced jalapeños, finely chopped red onion, or hot sauce.
Some southern restaurants even add in pomegranate seeds or anchovy paste.
SPICES: If you want to make your guacamole extra spicy, some additional chili powder or even a pinch of cayenne pepper will do the trick.
LEMON JUICE: You could substitute the lime juice with lemon juice in the guacamole if you prefer.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Use ripe avocados for the best flavor. Avoid using unripe avocados. Avocados should give just slightly when squeezed gently.
Avoid avocados that feel fluid under the skin. A few brown spots in the avocado flesh are just fine and perfectly edible.
How To Make This Guacamole Recipe
STEP ONE: Slice each avocado in half by running the knife around the pit and twisting the two halves to open the avocado.
Remove the pit and scoop the flesh from the skin of each half. Place the flesh in a medium mixing bowl.
STEP TWO: Mash avocados with a fork or masher until mostly smooth, you can leave it a little chunky if you prefer.
You can get kitchen tools to cube, mash, and pit avocados, or you could use a potato masher to mash them if you don’t have an avocado tool handy.
STEP THREE: Squeeze in the lime juice and add salt, cumin, and chili powder. Stir to mix evenly.
STEP FOUR: Add chopped cilantro and stir to combine. Serve immediately after making.
How To Serve This Easy Guacamole Recipe
Guacamole, with its creamy texture and vibrant flavors, is a versatile dish that can be served in a myriad of ways.
Whether you’re hosting a party or simply enjoying a quiet meal at home, here are some delicious ways to serve this easy guacamole.
AS A DIP WITH TORTILLA CHIPS: The classic way to serve guacamole is with tortilla chips.
The crunchy texture of the chips complements the creaminess of the guacamole, while the saltiness of the chips enhances the flavors of the dip.
This is a perfect snack for parties or casual get-togethers.
TOPPING FOR TEX-MEX RECIPES: Guacamole can add a creamy, flavorful touch to tacos or burritos and other great Tex-Mex and Mexican recipes.
SPREAD FOR TOAST: For a quick and healthy breakfast or snack, spread guacamole on a slice of toasted bread.
The creaminess of the guacamole pairs well with the crunchiness of the toast, creating a satisfying and nutritious meal.
ADDITION TO SALADS: Add a dollop of guacamole to your side salad for an extra boost of flavor and creaminess.
The freshness of the salad ingredients combined with the rich, savory taste of the guacamole makes for a delicious dish.
PAIR WITH GRILLED MEAT OR FISH: Guacamole can be a great accompaniment to grilled meat or fish.
The tangy and savory flavors of the guacamole can balance out the smoky taste of the grilled items, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors.
PAIR WITH MARGARITAS: When it comes to drinks, margaritas are a classic pairing with guacamole.
The sweet and sour notes of the margarita complement the rich, savory flavors of the guacamole, making for a refreshing and satisfying combination.
After enjoying the vibrant flavors of this homemade guacamole, you might find yourself with leftovers.
Don’t worry! With the right storage methods, you can keep your guacamole fresh and delicious for future enjoyment.
Here’s how to store your guacamole effectively…
MAKE AHEAD: If you’re planning a gathering or simply want to have your guacamole ready ahead of time, you can prepare the guacamole a day in advance.
To prevent browning, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole before refrigerating.
This will create a barrier that prevents air from reaching the guacamole, thus slowing down the oxidation process.
Some people claim that keeping an avocado pit in the guacamole will keep it from turning brown, but we have yet to find this effective.
IN THE FRIDGE: Guacamole can be stored in the refrigerator for one to two days. To store, place the guacamole in an airtight container and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole.
This will help prevent the guacamole from turning brown. The top layer may darken slightly, but the guacamole underneath should remain bright green.
When you’re ready to serve it again, simply remove it about 30 minutes before serving to allow it to reach room temperature.
IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend that you freeze guacamole due to texture changes.
The avocados may lose their creamy, buttery texture, and any added ingredients may also become mushy upon thawing.
This is the best guacamole recipe for changing up your chip game and gives you another option to add to your Mexican-themed meals. This creamy homemade guacamole uses just a few ingredients to make delicious and versatile guacamole that your family will think is the best dip ever!
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- 4 ripe avocados
- ⅛ cup lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
- 1 pinch salt
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- Slice each avocado in half, running the knife around the pit and twisting the two halves to open the avocado.
- Remove the pit and scoop the flesh from the skin of each half. Place the flesh in a medium mixing bowl.
- Mash avocados with a fork or masher until mostly smooth, you can leave it a little chunky if you prefer.
- Squeeze in the lime juice and add salt, cumin, and chili powder. Stir to mix evenly.
- Add chopped cilantro and stir to combine.
- Serve immediately.
- You can also buy lime juice already squeezed, which will save you from squeezing the limes yourself.
- To ripen avocados faster, place them in a brown paper bag for about 3 days.
- Use ripe avocados for the best flavor. Avoid using unripe avocados. Avocados should give just slightly when squeezed gently. Avoid avocados that feel fluid under the skin. A few brown spots in the avocado flesh are just fine and perfectly edible.
- You can get kitchen tools to cube, mash, and pit avocados, or you could use a potato masher to mash them if you don’t have an avocado tool handy.