There are so many ways you could make guacamole, but this is my favorite version of the avocado dip! Keep it simple or spice it up by adding a few jalapenos!
You only need a few ingredients to make fresh 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. This batch of guacamole was intended as a topping for tacos, but it was half gone by dinner time! I had some on toast (for breakfast) and with chips (for a quick snack) and a little bit on my sandwich (for lunch). I can’t resist avocados so this dip disappears quickly around our house!
Guacamole is made by smashing together avocados, tomatoes, onion, garlic and cilantro. Add a dash of lime juice and a pinch of salt and it’s ready! I prefer my guacamole a little chunky, so it’s finished in no time at all, but you could definitely mash it longer to get a smoother consistency.
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 avocado dip 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!
- avocado 2 large
- tomato 1 medium
- onion ¼ medium
- garlic 2 cloves
- lime juice 1 tbsp
- cilantro ½ bunch
- salt to taste
- Slice the avocados in half, remove the pits, and place in a bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Dice the tomatoes and onion and mince the garlic. Add to bowl.
- Stir in the lime juice, cilantro and salt to taste.