You only need a few ingredients to make fresh chunky guacamole! This healthy avocado dip comes together in just minutes and is always a hit at parties whether it’s served with tortilla chips or as a topping for your Mexican fare!
Today we’re sharing our favorite chunky guacamole: super fresh, wonderfully simple and incredibly delicious. No fancy ingredients here — just our tried and true guacamole recipe perfect for all of your spring and summer picnics and gatherings!
just a few simple ingredients
Our guacamole calls for seven ingredients:
- Avocados: We use just two ripe avocados for this dip, which makes the perfect amount for dinner at home. If bringing to a party, we definitely suggest doubling the batch.
- Tomatoes: One roma tomato (or any other plum tomato) adds just a bit of sweetness. Make sure to remove the seeds and pulp to avoid a watery guacamole.
- Jalapeño: One jalapeño will give you a very mild guacamole. For a bit more heat, leave in a few seeds or use a serrano pepper instead.
- White onion: White onion is our go-to for guacamole, but you can give red onion a try for a more intense flavor.
- Cilantro: Chopped fresh cilantro is a great addition, but you can skip it if you have friends or family with a cilantro aversion.
- Lime juice: A few tablespoons of fresh lime juice adds the perfect amount of acidity.
- Salt: I like to start with ½ teaspoon, but make sure to add more to taste!
making chunky guacamole
Guacamole is made by simply smashing your ingredients together. To get a chunkier consistency, we recommend cutting the avocado into chunks and then very lightly mashing with a fork (or even skipping the mashing step altogether). Just make sure to avoid the food processor to ensure you don’t over-blitz the avocados or any of the mix-ins.
And when it comes to the ingredients, always adjust to taste. You’ll probably need more salt than you might think to reach guacamole perfection and you can definitely add extra lime juice or chopped tomatoes to taste!
Perfectly ripe avocados will be darker in color and yield slightly to gentle pressure. Make sure to avoid overripe avocados, which will feel more mushy to the touch and tend to have brown spots on the flesh.
As avocados tend to turn brown rather fast, guacamole is best served on the day you make it. To keep any leftover dip green, you can cover your bowl with plastic wrap and make sure that the plastic wrap is smooshed down into the guacamole. Adding this seal between the guacamole and the air will help to keep it from turning brown. Adding some extra lime juice on top can also help the guacamole keep its color!
As an appetizer, guacamole is great with tortilla chips, toast or even other veggies such as carrots and bell peppers. It also makes a great topping for everything from tacos and quesadillas to rice bowls and burgers!
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