Holy Guacamole is an instant crowd-pleaser, and it’s so easy to make! This recipe allows the natural creaminess of the avocados to speak for itself without any added sour cream, yogurt or mayo;
Homemade Guacamole smooth and rich enough as is.
The fresh ingredients add enough flavor without overwhelming the guacamole as a whole.
This pairs perfectly with your favorite salsa and some blue corn tortilla chips, multigrain tortilla chips or sweet potato chips.
This fresh guacamole is so good, you’ll never spend money on that store-bought stuff again!
What is guacamole?
Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dip primarily made from mashed avocados and is often enhanced with fresh ingredients like cilantro, tomatoes, onions, and lime juice. Its origin dates back to the time of the Aztecs, and it has become an integral part of modern-day Mexican cuisine. The simplicity of its preparation and its rich, creamy texture have made guacamole a beloved choice for a dip, not only in Mexico but globally.
- 3-4 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and scooped out (how to find ripe avocados here)
- 1/8 c fresh cilantro, loosely packed and finely chopped
- About 8-10 cherry tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped
- 1/8 to 1/4 c red onion, finely chopped
- Fresh lime juice from 1/4 of a lime
- Red pepper, chili pepper, sriracha or jalapeño pepper
- Sea salt to taste
- Cracked black pepper to taste
- Blue tortilla chips, multigrain tortilla chips or sweet potato chips (options for chips)
How to make Holy Guacamole
- In a large bowl, mash ripe avocados with a potato masher until all large chucks are removed, and the mixture is homogenous and smooth. (How to find ripe avocados here.)
- Mix in chopped cilantro, onions, and tomatoes to the mashed avocados, as well as the spicy pepper of your choice.
- Stir in fresh lime juice.
- Taste the guacamole and add in desired amount of salt and pepper. If it’s too acidic from the lime juice, the addition of salt will help balance this. If needed, add more lime juice until you taste the hint of citrus.
- Serve with blue tortilla chips, multigrain tortilla chips or sweet potato chips and pair with your favorite salsa. Enjoy!
NOTE: Put in the ingredients and their proportions in as you would like. Not all people are a fan of cilantro, onions or tomatoes. You also know your own spice level and add peppers accordingly; use red pepper flakes over sriracha if you don’t want a dish with overwhelming heat. This recipe can be your base, and you can add what you’d like to make it interesting (i.e. a sweet guac with mango or pineapple or one with a Thai infusion). All of my proportions are estimations; I usually measure the ingredients based on the color and taste of the final dish.
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Note of Holy Guacamole
The beauty of guacamole lies in its versatility. While the traditional recipe calls for avocados, cilantro, onions, and tomatoes, there’s a wide scope for creativity. By incorporating fruits like mango or pineapple, you can add a sweet twist, or try a spicy variation with different peppers. Experiment with herbs, spices, or even a dash of exotic flavors to create a guacamole that’s uniquely yours, and discover how this classic dip can be reinvented to suit any palate.
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Can dogs eat guacamole?
Guacamole primarily consists of avocados, which are known to be harmful to dogs due to a substance called persin. The ingestion of persin can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. It’s advisable to avoid feeding guacamole to dogs and consult a vet if they accidentally consume it.
How to keep guacamole from turning brown?
The browning of guacamole occurs due to oxidation when it’s exposed to air. To prevent this, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole before sealing it in an airtight container. Additionally, keeping the pit in the guacamole or adding a layer of lime juice on top can further help in slowing down the oxidation process.
Can you freeze guacamole?
Guacamole can be frozen to extend its freshness, although it may alter its texture slightly. It’s best to place it in an airtight container, pressing plastic wrap onto its surface to minimize air exposure before sealing and freezing. Thawing it in the refrigerator and giving it a good stir before serving can help revive its original texture.
How long does guacamole last?
Guacamole, when properly stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, can last for 1-2 days. The freshness can be extended slightly by placing a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent oxidation.
How long is guacamole good for?
Similar to the previous answer, guacamole remains fresh for 1-2 days when refrigerated in an airtight container with a plastic wrap pressed onto its surface to minimize air exposure.
What is guacamole made of?
Guacamole is primarily made from mashed avocados, blended with fresh ingredients like cilantro, tomatoes, onions, and lime juice. It’s a traditional Mexican dip that has garnered global appreciation due to its rich, creamy texture and versatile flavor profile.
How to keep guacamole fresh?
Keeping guacamole fresh involves minimizing its exposure to air to prevent oxidation. Pressing plastic wrap onto its surface, storing it in an airtight container, and refrigerating it are key steps to maintaining its freshness.
How many calories are in guacamole?
The caloric content of guacamole largely depends on the proportions of ingredients used. On average, a serving of guacamole (about 2 tablespoons) contains around 50-100 calories, mostly derived from the healthy fats present in avocados.
How many carbs are in guacamole?
The carb content in guacamole is relatively low, with most carbs coming from avocados and other added ingredients. On average, a 2-tablespoon serving of guacamole contains about 2-4 grams of carbohydrates.
Is it okay to eat brown guacamole?
The browning in guacamole occurs due to oxidation but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s spoiled. However, it might have a slightly different flavor. It’s safe to eat, but for a fresher taste, you can scrape off the top brown layer to reveal the greener guacamole underneath.
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