Avocados are one of my all time favourite foods and the best way to enjoy them is in a homemade guacamole! Guacamole, aka guac, was developed by the Aztecs and is now common in Mexican cuisine. Guacamole was traditionally made with avocados and salt in a mortar and pestle and these days, extras are added with my favourites being: lime juice, jalapenos, cilantro, tomato and onion. The lime juice adds a brightness to guacamole and helps prevent the avocados from turning brown and the salt balances the sourness of the lime juice. The jalapeno adds some spicy heat, which goes well with the cool and creamy avocado, and the onion adds a nice pungency while the cilantro brings it all home. Guacamole can be enjoyed as a salad, salsa, dip, spread, and many other ways! Check out the huge list of recipes that use guacamole below!
the best guacamole recipe!
Exposure to air starts to turn the avocado and guacamole brown… so it’s best enjoyed fresh! Lime juice helps prevent this and keep it bright, fresh and green longer! If you want to make it ahead, or if you need to store it for a while, cover the guacamole with plastic wrap.
It’s so amazingly good with tortilla chips for dipping!
Enjoy this fresh homemade 5 minute guacamole any time!
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A quick, easy and simple fresh homemade guacamole recipe that is so nice and cool, creamy, and perfect for your dipping pleasure!
- 2 large avocados, mashed
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
- 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
- 1 romano/plum tomato, seeded and finely diced (optional)
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- salt to taste
- Mix everything and enjoy!
Texmex Sloppy Joes
Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Guacamole Omelette with Salsa
7 Layer Dip
Jalapeno Cornbread Grilled Cheese with Chipotle Caramelized Onions, Refried Black Beans and Guacamole
Seven Layer Dip Cornmeal Pancakes
Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich with Guacamole and Roasted Jalapeno Mayo
Avocado Breakfast Pizza with Fried Egg
Bacon Jam and Guacamole Quesadilla with Fried Egg with Bacon Jam Vinaigrette Drizzle
Chicken Fajita Grilled Cheese
Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Chipotle Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Dip with Tomatoes and Charred Corn
Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp and Corn Guacamole Mini Tostadas
Texmex Hot and Brown
Chicken Carnitas Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Cilantro Lime Salmon Taquitos
Chipotle Tuna 7 Layer Dip
Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash with Guacamole
Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich
Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken
Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Burgers
Crispy Smashed Potato Pancakes with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Bacon and Eggs
Loaded Chipotle Carnitas Nachos
Mexican Shredded Beef Nachos
Breakfast Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Pork Adobo Burritos
Blue Cheese Guacamole
Black Bean Guacamole
Creamy Avocado Dressing
Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Corn and Cotija Guacamole (aka Esquites Guacamole)
Authentic Pico de Gallo
Avocado Tzatziki Sauce
Guasacaca (Avocado Sauce)
Avocado Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Chocolate Avocado Pudding