Easy guacamole recipe (5 minutes + video)

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This quick and easy guacamole recipe is made with a handful of healthy ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes! This simple guacamole dip is our favorite appetizer and we always do it on taco nights! Check out the video to learn how to make this guacamole recipe!

Guacamole is the reason I eat tacos.

Or any kind of Mexican food really. When I say that I crave tacos, what I am communicating is: "Tonight I want to eat my weight in guacamole" (with a little homemade sauce on the side).

I have been making this guacamole recipe quick and easy for as long as I can remember. It is made with a handful of healthy ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes! This simple guacamole dip is our favorite appetizer and we always do it on taco nights!

How to make guacamole

When I give this the title Easy Guacamole, I am serious. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare this guacamole recipe. However, it is preferable to let the mixture sit a bit (15-30 minutes) so that the flavors have a chance to mix.

But, to be honest, I generally just dive in and toss a mix of flavors into the wind (because when it comes to guacamole, I have self-control or patience). So let's dive into how to make guacamole!

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Crush avocados

Use a fork or potato masher to carefully mash the avocados. Leave it a little thicker than you want the end product to be, as it will mix later in the process as other ingredients are added.

Add lime juice and spices

Then mix the lime juice and spices and stir until evenly distributed.

Add tomato, coriander, and onion.

Then add the tomato, coriander, and onion (if you are using onion and not onion powder). Stir very gently until the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Let the guacamole recipe set in

Cover the guacamole and let it steep for 15-30 minutes, if desired. You can also do it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator completely covered with plastic wrap.

To serve!

Serve this guacamole with your favorite French fries or vegetables as an appetizer, or alongside your favorite taco recipe!

Service suggestions:

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  • This Mexican cauliflower rice is a great low carb option!
  • These paleo tortillas are great if you're gluten-free!

Frequently asked questions about this guacamole recipe

How do you prevent homemade guacamole from browning?

No one likes brown avocados, right? So if you choose to make this easy homemade Guacamole in advance, or if you have leftovers, here are some tips to help prevent browning:

First, you must understand that avocados turn brown:

Do you remember that I was a chemistry teacher in my life before children? Good is true! I'm a total science nerd … which is useful in the kitchen!

Avocados turn brown because they contain an enzyme that causes fatty acids to break down when exposed to oxygen. The decomposed fats turn brown. There are two ways to prevent this from happening …

  1. preventing oxygen from reaching the avocado and
  2. slowing down enzyme function.

Here are some ways to achieve these goals:

1) Store in an airtight container covered with plastic wrap:

Remember, The less oxygen reaches guacamole, the better. So if you store it in an airtight container with no extra space, there will be fewer places where oxygen can get into the guacamole to cause browning.

Also, try covering it with plastic wrap before putting the lid on. Press the plastic wrap on top of the guacamole to remove air bubbles and put the lid on the container.

2) Use lime juice:

Sprinkle some extra lemon juice on the top layer before covering the guacamole with plastic wrap. The acidic conditions caused by lime (or lemon) juice dramatically slow down the enzymes that cause browning. Therefore, making sure any area of ​​guacamole that is exposed to oxygen is covered in lemon juice before storing it will help prevent browning!

3) Keep it cold:

Enzymes work faster in warmer conditions (to some degree), so chilling your guacamole recipe in the fridge is also a great way to slow down the browning process.

Easy guacamole recipe: ingredients and substitutions

As always, I recommend making the recipe exactly as it is written… because I wouldn't share it with you if I didn't think it was the best of the best! However, there are a few changes you could make if you wanted to!

  • Spices: If you notice, I opt for powdered spices in my guacamole (garlic powder, onion powder, etc.). If you prefer the real thing (minced garlic, real onion), go ahead!
    • Garlic powder: Use minced garlic if you like!
    • Onion powder: use finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 cup) instead of powdered onion, if desired.
  • Tomatoes: If you are a raw material hater then you can let go of tomatoes. I think they add something special to this easy homemade Guacamole, but are easily skipped without affecting the taste in the least.

Quick and easy guacamole recipe

This quick and easy guacamole recipe is made with a handful of healthy ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes! This simple guacamole dip is our favorite appetizer and we always do it on taco nights! Check out the video to learn how to make this guacamole recipe! Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooling time 30 minutes Total time: 5 minutes Servings: 8 Servings: Calories: 116kcal

Equipment

  • glass dough bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • spatula
  • masher
  • glass container with lid

Ingredients

  • 3 medium avocados
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 small tomatoes, seeded and diced

Instructions

  • Cut open avocados lengthwise, remove the pit, and use a spoon to scoop the meat into a medium bowl.
  • Use a potato masher or fork and gently mash the avocado, leaving it a bit thick at this point.
  • Add cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon lime juice.
  • If you want your guacamole to be softer, use a fork or potato masher to mix the spices while mashing the mixture. If you like your guacamole a little thicker, use a rubber spatula to add the spices until well combined.
  • Add the coriander and tomatoes and stir until combined.
  • Try and add extra salt or lime juice if necessary!
  • Let stand at least 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.
  • You can put it in the refrigerator if you are more than 30 minutes early. I recommend putting a hole in the middle, adding a splash of lime juice to the top layer and covering it very well with a plastic wrap (so that no air gets into the guacamole) to prevent it from browning.
  • Serve at room temperature or cold, whichever you prefer!

Notes

Ingredient substitutions:

  • Spices: If you notice, I opt for powdered spices in my guacamole (garlic powder, onion powder, etc.). If you prefer the real thing (minced garlic, real onion), go ahead!
    • Garlic powder: Use minced garlic if you like!
    • Onion powder: use finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 cup) instead of powdered onion, if desired.
  • Tomatoes: If you are a raw material hater then you can let go of tomatoes. I think they add something special to this easy homemade Guacamole, but are easily skipped without affecting the taste in the least.

How to store guacamole

Store in an airtight container wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator. Squeeze a little lime juice on the surface before storing to avoid browning.

Nutrition

Calories :: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.3g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 10.1 g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated fats: 1.2g | Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g | Sodium: 74.2mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 285 IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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