Welcome to your new go-to guacamole recipe! This easy guacamole is creamy, flavorful and can be enjoyed in so many different ways. It’s great with tortilla chips, tacos, nachos, burrito bowls, salads, wraps and more. This guacamole recipe is packed with tons of flavor and is ready in under 15 minutes. It’s a must have at your next get together!
Guacamole has to be one of my favorite dips! It’s creamy, flavorful and goes so well with tortilla chips. I’ve been making guac for many years now and I have to say that this recipe today is my absolute favorite way to prepare it. I usually have all of the ingredients on hand and it comes out perfect every time.
Why You’ll Love This Easy Guacamole Recipe!
- It’s full of flavor – This guacamole recipe is anything but boring! It’s packed with fresh lime juice, cilantro, cumin and pickled jalapenos. Feel free to add extras of anything.
- It’s very versatile – Guacamole is great because you can use it on so many things! It’s always nice to have around for chips, tacos, burritos, wraps or salads. It’s also a great substitute for mayonnaise or cheese on a sandwich.
- It’s great for parties – Guacamole is always a hit when it’s brought to parties and this one is so good that people will be asking for the recipe! Don’t forget to bring the tortilla chips.
My Favorite Guacamole Recipe Ingredients
- Avocado – How many avocados you use depends on how much guacamole you want to make. I used 3 medium sized avocados for this recipe and it made about 1 1/2 cups of guacamole. You want to make sure to use ripe avocados because they have a better taste and they will mash more easily. I have more info on how to pick the perfect avocado below!
- Lime Juice – You can use either lime or lemon juice for your guacamole. I use them pretty interchangeably but lime juice is more authentic to the recipe. I would recommend fresh juice, over bottled, but either will work.
- Cilantro – I love adding a couple tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro into my guacamole, but if you don’t like cilantro you can omit or replace with another herb that you prefer.
- Garlic – I add freshly grated garlic but if you prefer a milder garlic taste, you can use granulated garlic instead. Add as much garlic as you want!
- Jalapeno – Jalapeño can be left out if you don’t want any spice. But, if you do like a little spice, you can add in some finely chopped fresh or pickled jalapeño. I like to use pickled because it adds even extra flavor.
- Onion – I like a little crunch in my guacamole so I added a couple tablespoons chopped onion. You can use any color of onion you prefer, I used white because it has a nice crispy texture.
- Cumin and Paprika – Cumin and paprika add a nice, subtle smoky flavor. I just add a little bit of each, but you can add as much as you like.
- Salt – Season your guacamole with salt, to taste. Don’t skimp though! Avocados are very rich and salt really helps bring out the flavors.
How To Make The Best Guacamole Recipe
- Cut your avocados in half, lengthwise and carefully remove the pit. Scoop the inside of each avocado into a medium sized bowl.
- Use a large fork to mash the avocados to your desired consistency. You can mash them well, like I did, or leave them a little chunky.
- Next, add in the remaining ingredients and mix until completely combined. Give the guacamole a taste and season with salt, as needed. Enjoy my favorite guacamole with tortilla chips!
Guacamole Frequently Asked Questions
- This guacamole recipe is both vegan and gluten free.
- How do you know when an avocado is ripe? Avocados are ripe when you can gently press on the skin and there is a little bit of give. If the avocado is hard it isn’t ripe yet and if it’s really soft, it’s probably past its prime. Most of the time, if the avocado is green, it is not ripe yet.
- How do you keep guacamole from turning brown? My two best pieces of advice on keeping your guacamole from turning brown, are adding either lemon or lime juice to your recipe and, when storing, place plastic wrap directly over the guacamole, so that it’s pressed against the surface.
- How long does leftover guacamole last? If stored well, in the refrigerator, it should last about 2-3 days.
- How should this guacamole be enjoyed? Chips and guacamole are a classic choice, but you can also add it to burritos, nachos, tacos, salads, chili, etc
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