Quick and Easy Guacamole

This Quick and Easy Guacamole recipe uses just 5 ingredients and comes together in a snap!

This Quick and Easy Guacamole recipe uses just 5 ingredients and comes together in a snap

You are going to love just how easy it is to make the best guacamole with this Quick and Easy Guacamole recipe!  This Quick and Easy Guacamole recipe uses just 5 ingredients and comes together in a snap

BEST GUACAMOLE RECIPE 

  • Haas Avocados (3 large ripe ones)
  • Onion (I use a mix of red and green)
  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Lemons (juice of one large one)
  • Cilantro (fresh organic)

VARIATIONS

  • Add chopped tomato
  • Toss in minced jalapeno
  • Add cumin, coriander, chili powder, ancho chili powder
  •  Grilled corn kernels add a nice sweetness
  • Use lime juice instead of lemon

HOW TO MAKE GUACAMOLE DIP

  • Add the chopped onion, minced garlic and chopped cilantro to a bowl
  • Cut the avocados in half
  • Remove the peel and seed
  • Using a spoon, scoop the meat out and place in a mixing bowl
  • Cut the avocados into chunks and mash avocado to desired consistency
  • Pour the lemon juice all over the avocado
  • Using a fork, fold ingredients together 
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper

HOW TO KEEP GUACAMOLE FROM TURNING BROWN

By drenching the avocado with lemon juice (or lime juice) immediately after its been chopped will slow down the process of oxidation and the avocado turning  brown.

SERVING GUACAMOLE DIP

Guacamole dip doesn’t always have to go in a bowl!  Use different size ice cream scoops and arrange the scoops of guac on a platter.  Sprinkle pico de gallo in the crevices and layer in the chips all around it.  You can also toss in a veggie or two (celery, carrots, jicama fries, radishes) to make things healthier.  Of course you’ll want to serve your guacamole with freshly made homemade tortilla chips.

This Quick and Easy Guacamole recipe uses just 5 ingredients and comes together in a snap!

HOW TO PICK AVOCADOS

I always remove the little stem on the end of the avocado where it was attached to the tree.  If it’s a light green under the stem – then the avocado is good.  If it’s brown under the stem – then the avocado is going to be too ripe and the flesh will have brown spots.  You want the avocado to be relatively firm with a little give when testing it with your hand.  If there are soft spots, the avocado is going to be too ripe with brown spots.

BENEFITS OF AVOCADO

Avocados offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.  They have significant amounts of vitamin B-6 and folic acid, and monounsaturated fat (which is a good fat that has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer and diabetes).  Avocados are great for your eyes, heart and skin!  This avocado spread is another great recipe to help you incorporate more avocados into your diet! It’s delicious on bread and toast or slathered in wraps.  It can also be used as a substitute for regular mayonnaise when making egg salad and chicken salads.   

This Quick and Easy Guacamole recipe uses just 5 ingredients and comes together in a snap

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 Originally published 2012 – updated 2019

This Quick and Easy Guacamole recipe uses just 5 ingredients and comes together in a snap
Yield: 6 servings

Quick and Easy Quacamole

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Haas avocados (medium to large in size)
  • Juice of 1 small lemon (or lime)
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped (mix of red and green onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic and chopped cilantro to a bowl
  2. Pit the avocados and scoop out the avocado meat using a large spoon.
  3. Place the meat in a mixing bowl.
  4. Chop the avocado into small chunks
  5. Pour the lemon juice over the avocado and stir
  6. Lightly mash the avocado, leaving large chunks
  7. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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