If you are looking for the best freshly made guacamole, you are in the right place. The most amazing and buttery avocados team up with the perfect ratio of tomatoes, limes, cilantro, onions, garlic, and jalapenos! Grab your favorite brand of tortilla chips and dive in. This recipe makes the most delicious Cinco de mayo condiment.
Not only is guacamole delicious on tortilla chips, but a great dipper for veggies. When I am on a round of Whole30, veggie sticks and guacamole are my go-to lunch snack. This is the best freshly made guacamole loaded with heart-healthy fats.
Picking the right avocado is crucial. A ripe avocado is your best choice. If the fruit is too hard, achieving that creamy texture is downright impossible. The proper amount of lime juice and salt gives life to the buttery avocados! Next time you are having taco Tuesday or celebrating Cinco De Mayo, serve this Mexican dipper with my homemade salsa.
What you need to make this recipe
- Avocados - Select ripe avocados to achieve a nice creamy dip! I like the variety of Haas for their easy-to-peel skin.
- Cilantro - A prevalent herb in Mexican cuisine
- Onion - You can use red or white onion. White onion is traditionally used in guacamole.
- Garlic - Make sure you use fresh garlic. Garlic powder has its place in cooking, just not in guacamole.
- Limes - Gives life to the avocados. Select limes that are nice and juicy.
- Jalapeno - Proceed with caution. Some jalapenos are spicier than others.
- Tomato - Make sure to buy Roma tomatoes, because they are less juicier than beefsteak tomatoes. You don't want a watery dip.
How to make the best freshly made guacamole
1. With a large spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh and add to a large bowl. With a fork, mash the avocado.
2. Add in tomato, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, and onion.
3. Mix everything together.
4. Season with lime juice, and salt.
- Pick ripe avocados. When selecting, make sure the stem is intact. If the stem is removed, the faster the avocado will turn. Using your thumb, gently press the skin to see if it has any give. The perfect avocado will have a slight give to it.
- Safety first when cutting avocados. Place on a cutting board, and with a knife slice in half until you reach the seed. Rotate the knife around the seed, with the avocado still on the cutting board. Twist the avocado to divide in half, and remove the seed with the edge of your knife.
- Massage the limes. Roll the limes on your cutting board to release the juices. This will not only produce more lime juice but also makes it a lot easier to squeeze.
- Embrace the small dice. Finely dice the onions and garlic. The vegetables should flavor and disappear into the guacamole, not give you an unpleasant surprise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I stop it from turning brown?
When guacamole turns brown, it's caused by oxidation. The acidity from the lime juice helps, but your best is to lay plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole. Stopping air from oxidizing your dip.
How to speed up the ripening process of avocados?
Place your avocados into a brown paper bag with an apple or banana. These fruit release a hormone that helps ripen avocados.
Is avocado spread and guacamole the same things?
Nope. Avocado spread is blended avocados, nothing more. Guacamole has yummy components like garlic, onion, lime juice, tomatoes, jalapeños, and cilantro.
What goes with avocado?
This truly is a versatile dip. Taco's, burritos, deviled eggs, dressings, salads, and any breakfast. Avocado is a very mild flavor, so it takes on other ingredients beautifully.
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the best freshly made guacamole
- 3 Avocados
- 1 Roma tomato chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ white onion chopped fine
- 1 jalapeno minced
- ½ cup cilantro chopped
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Cut each avocado in half and remove the seeds. With a large spoon, scoop out the flesh and place it into a large bowl.
- With a fork, mash the avocado so it's creamy but chunky.
- Add in tomato, garlic, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno. Mix to combine.
- Season guacamole with lime juice and salt.