Keto Recipes - Created Date : 14.11.2019
Best Ever Guacamole
This is the BEST guacamole recipe as it’s is simple to make and uses fresh, high quality ingredients. Authentic guacamole doesn’t contain fillers and unnecessary ingredients. All you need is avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. Easy and delicious!
I’m not one for hyperbole, but this really is the best guacamole recipe. When it comes to crowd-raving guacamole the key is to not get too fancy or try to be too unique. Guacamole is meant to be easy to make and delicious. Plain and simple. It’s a blend of a few high quality ingredients with flavors that meld together beautifully.
After numerous trips to Mexico and having grown up in Southern California, I can confirm that this guacamole is the real deal. Fresh, easy and authentic! Just as you’d get in Mexico.
Watch My Guacamole Recipe Video
While this recipe is easy to make, I have some tips for making the best guacamole recipe you’ve ever tasted. Watch my step-by-step tutorial video below!
Pick Ripe Avocados for the Best Guacamole
The best guacamole starts with the freshest ingredients. Look for avocados that are ripe, but firm. You definitely don’t want soft and mushy avocados.
So how do you pick good, ripe avocados? First, grab avocados that still have the stem attached. If the stem has been removed in the store, it’s more likely to have brown spots on the inside. Then, gently press on one end. It should be firm, but have a slight give to it.
How Do You Make Guacamole?
Slice three ripe avocados in half, remove the pit and skins and scoop them into a mixing bowl. Then use a fork to gently mash them to your desired level of chunky or smooth. Add the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, garlic, lime juice and salt and stir everything together.
That’s it. The most delicious, easy guacamole.
How to Store Leftover Guacamole (and Keep it Green!)
Guacamole oxidizes and turns brown pretty darn quick. The lime juice helps to slow this process, but it’s inevitable that leftover guacamole will eventually start to brown.
Now, I’ve tried every kitchen hack imaginable to keep guacamole green (I eat a lot of guacamole). So what doesn’t work? Well, let’s start with leaving the pit in the guacamole. This does nothing to prevent browning and there’s no scientific justification for it. Consider it an old wives tale.
Next, many say to add lemon juice. And this helps a bit, but I don’t like that it changes the flavor profile of my beloved guacamole.
The most common guacamole preservation hack is placing plastic wrap directly on the guacamole to prevent oxidization. And this may work for a day or two. But I’m striving to reduce my plastic consumption and just don’t love this method.
So in my quest to keep my guacamole green I stumbled on this hack – and it’s brilliant.
Here’s how to keep guacamole green:
Place your leftover guacamole in a storage container and pat it down firmly with a spoon so it’s nice and flat on top.
Add about 1/2 inch of water on top (I used cold water).
Place the lid on the storage container and store it in the fridge. That’s it!
When you want to enjoy the guacamole, drain the water off the top, give it a stir and you’re good to go.
I tested this method for three full days and it worked like a charm. It stays perfectly fresh and delicious. Though I will admit by the third day it does start to get a little more watery. But who has guacamole last that long anyway?
Best Ever Guacamole (Fresh, Easy & Authentic)
A tried and true guacamole recipe that's easy to make, uses fresh ingredients and is loaded with flavor. It's the best guacamole dip hands down. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!
I made this to go with veggies for a 4th of July BBQ! Everyone loved it. In the future i may not add the garlic as not everyone loves the garlic taste, but otherwise this recipe is the bomb because of a variety of ingredients. Perfect with a squeezed lime, as you mentioned.
This recipe was delightful. I made it today for the first time and it’s almost finished. I put the remaining guacamole in the fridge and put a small amount of cold water on top to help preserve it just as it was recommended. I have a picky husband and even he was thrilled with it. I already plan on making a batch for an upcoming family get together. Two thumbs up!
Tiffany, I have to say that’s the most creative use of a microphone that I have ever heard! Couldn’t you find the garlic press, or the garlic grater? And then how do you clean the garlic bits out of the microphone without ruining it?
Seriously the best guacamole ever!! Only thing I did different was I used red onion instead. The only bad thing is I’m on my way to eating the entire batch in one sitting!! Seriously so good and all fresh ingredients!! Thanks so much!
Approximately how much volume of avocado is there in this recipe? Avocados vary greatly in size, and some are quite small, as others are quite large. I usually get mine at Costco, which tend to be on the large size. Thanks.
Hi Kathleen – you can see the size of the avocados I used on this recipe in the video above. If you find that your avocados are extra large, you could always use 2 1/2 avocados and save the other half for a salad or smoothie recipe. :)
The burning height of African sun produces the best avocados in the world greetings from Kenya just tried your recipe just ahead of my birthday on Sunday to check it out and it’s cool. Fresh avocados fresh cilantro fresh onion the hottest chilli you can imagine hand seedless limes pick from our tree and of course last but not least sweet sweet cherry tomato 110-percent
I’ve never heard of purple onions, do you mean red onion? They are more purple in color. I know red onion would work great with this guacamole, I haven’t tried Vidalia onion but I can’t image it will change the flavor too much. :)
This guacamole looks perfect! And I will definitely try your kitchen hack for keeping guac green and fresh in the fridge. I love guacamole but have also tried many of the “tried and true” methods others have suggested and it still ends up brown the next day :( Can’t wait to try your method!
Thanks Marlynn! And yes, you’ll definitely have to give that guac hack a try. I’ve found that if you pack the guacamole down firm and gently add the water, you’re good to go for at least a solid day or two. Enjoy!
Two very tough to please people adored this guacamole. All gone in one sitting! Will probably leave some jalapeno seeds in to make it more spicy when I make it again tomorrow (5 days after making it the first time) by request!
I’m sorry to hear this, John. You do really have to pack the guacamole into the storage container, and it works best once its freshly made (not sitting out). This trick tends to only last a few days as well.
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