Guacamole is a versatile dip that is perfect for literally any occasion!
This Easy Fresh Guacamole recipe combines authentic ingredients and is easy to whip up.
Try this recipe out asap and drop your feedback in the comments section! Also, what do you like to add or swap out in your own personal recipe? Don’t shy away from sharing your thoughts and ideas with me!
Makes the Perfect Dip or Spread!
I personally love a great fresh guacamole dip. Easy and quick enough to prepare as a side for many dishes on busy days or nights. My family and I love it with traditional Mexican dishes like tacos or fajitas. Also, we love it with snacks like tortilla chips or even vegetables. What are some things you like to dip in fresh guacamole?
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Homemade Fresh Guacamole vs. Store-bought
Obviously, the number reason homemade guac is always better is because it’s made fresh. Store-bought guac usually has preservatives so that it lasts longer on the shelves or in the fridge section.
Plus, with homemade you get to choose the best and freshest of the best in terms of the ingredients you’re putting in.
A great fresh guacamole isn’t too fancy and you shouldn’t try too hard to make it unique. Sometimes, all those added ingredients and mix of flavors makes for a mouthful of confusion!
Homemade guacamole is simple and has just the right mix and proportions of the main ingredients. Many times, store-bought guac can get fancy and have unnecessary added flavors.
Throwing in too many extra ingredients can actually be a turn-off for many, especially those trying guacamole for the first time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It can be stored in the fridge anywhere between one to four days. It depends on how you prepare and store it.
Storage hacks range from covering the guacamole in an plastic wrap and removing air bubbles by pressing it down, to pouring a small amount of water on the surface of the guacamole and closing with an airtight lid.
If it has been stored correctly and isn’t older than three to four days, yes you can. To be on the safe side, taste a small amount first to make sure it tastes ok. It may be a little mushier or a bit more bitter than it was originally, but other than that it shouldn’t have a bad taste to it.
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The star ingredient of fresh guacamole are the avocados. It’s important that you use a good tasting ripe avocado. That’s why my recipe calls for a specific kind of avocado: Hass. Hass avocados have less fat (added health benefit lol) which makes them rich.
This richness makes them easy to whip or mash. Which means, you’ll have the perfect consistency for a yummy fresh guacamole.
How to Pick the Perfect Avocados
First, make sure your avocados still have a stem attached at the bottom. No stem may mean brown spots on the inside! Next, check for ripeness by gently pressing on the avocado. It should give a little, but still have a firmness to it.
The outside color is no issue, sometimes avocados can be brown on the outside but are the perfect ripeness and color on the inside! Remember, not too hard nor too squishy!
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You can swap lemon juice for lime juice for a more zesty flavor, or use a little of both.
For an extra kick, add an extra clove of garlic.
If you like it spicy, finely chop some jalapenos with seeds removed and get that extra heat.
Save the pit so you can put into the guacamole as a decoration, but it hasn’t scientifically been proven to preserve color.
If you store the guacamole with water on top before closing lid on the container tightly, simply drain the excess water when you’re ready to eat again and mix it well before serving.
To preserve color, kick up the lime juice a notch because it slows the oxidation process down, but over time browning is bound to happen.
Ingredients to make Easy Fresh Guacamole Recipe
- onion finely minced
- Haas avocados
- garlic; crushed
- fresh lemon juice
- Plum or Roma tomato chopped finely
- cilantro leaves chopped
How to Prepare Easy Fresh Guacamole
- Cut avocados in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seed. Scoop out the flesh and add to a bowl.
- Add lime juice then use a fork to mash until creamy, but still chunky. Stir in the tomato, cilantro, garlic, onions, and salt. Taste the guacamole and adjust with additional salt or lemon juice.
- Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap by pushing the plastic wrap down onto the guacamole and refrigerate up to one day.
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Easy Fresh Guacamole Recipe
- 3 ripe hass avocados
- 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
- ¼ cup onion finely minced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 large Plum or Roma tomato chopped finely
- ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Cut avocados in half then remove the seed. Scoop out the flesh and add to a medium bowl and mash until creamy
- Add lime juice or lemon juice to the mashed avocado. Stir in the cubed tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, onions, and salt. Taste the guacamole and adjust with additional salt or lemon juice.
- Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap by pushing the plastic wrap down onto the guacamole to prevent from browning and refrigerate up to one day.