Want to learn how to make homemade guacamole? Then you’ve come to the right place. This simple guacamole recipe is a must-try! Stop buying store-bought guacamole and start making it from scratch – it’ll be cheaper and taste so much better.
What is it:
Guacamole – a dish that originated in Mexico has become one of the more popular dishes in recent years. It’s main ingredient is avocado, but it also includes tomatoes, garlic, onions and lime juice. I like to add some extra salt, pepper and chilli flakes to taste.
Guacamole is often accompanied by nacho/tortilla chips, but I also like eating it with simple bread sticks. If you want to make this quick snack healthier, you can also eat the guacamole with vegetable sticks, such as carrots or cucumber.
If you’d like to learn more about the history of guacamole, click here.
Many recipes you’ll find online use chopped brown onions in their guacamole. I like to use red onions instead, as it is less strong and adds a sweeter taste to the dip. If you don’t have a lime at home, using a lemon will also work. I personally prefer using lime – its unique tanginess really works with the guacamole.
Why you should try this guacamole:
This is definitely one of the healthier dishes you can make. If you love guacamole, then making it fresh at home is a must! Homemade guacamole is so much better than store-bought guacamole – and it’s also a lot cheaper. Even if you’ve never made guacamole before – this is such a simple and easy recipe, you can’t go wrong!
How to store guacamole:
Guacamole needs to be refrigerated in an airtight container or covered with cling film for no more than a couple of days. The guacamole could turn brown over time, but that can usually be reduced when adding lime or lemon to the dip.
Does guacamole have gluten?
No, this guacamole recipe is completely gluten free and the perfect vegan avocado snack! However, the tortilla chips that are dipped into the guacamole often contain gluten. Alternatively, you can eat this dip with some vegetable sticks.
Hints and Tips:
If you prefer a smooth guacamole, then I recommend you use a blender to get the creamy consistency.
If you prefer chunky guacamole, then I recommend you use a fork to mash the avocado to your preferred consistency. Once you reached that, then add the rest of the ingredients.
Looking for more snacks? Try these:
2 medium ripe avocados
1 medium tomato (or 4-5 cherry tomatoes)
1 garlic clove
1 small red onion
Salt and pepper to taste
(optional) chilli flakes
- Dice the onions and the tomatoes.
- Finely chop the garlic.
- Deseed the avocado and scoop all contents into a bowl. Use a fork to mash the avocado to your preferred consistency.
- Add the garlic, red onion and tomato to the bowl,
- Add the lime juice and mix thoroughly.
- Add salt, pepper and chilli flakes to taste. Mix this thoroughly.
- Serve with nachos, vegetables or breadsticks. Enjoy 🙂