Forget the pre-made stuff, with this classic easy guacamole recipe you’ll have fresh guacamole in no time. Just a few simple ingredients is all you need to make this party perfect kitchen staple.
Whether you’re planning a game day party, holiday party or simply Tuesday Taco Night, guacamole is a must have.
To make the BEST guacamole , the key is fresh ingredients.
Avocados: When picking avocados to make guacamole, you will want avocados that give a bit when you gently squeeze them. If it is too firm, it is not ready to eat yet. If it is too soft, it is overripe and you don’t want to use it.
Lime: Skip the bottle, fresh lime juice is the best.
Red Onion: Mince the red onion small. You want a bit of flavor but don’t want to bite into a large bite of onion.
Garlic: I like to use 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced fine or pressed. Like the onion, you want to make sure it’s small so you don’t get a big bite of raw garlic.
Cumin and Chili Powder: Both of these spices will add a smoky flavor to the guacamole.
Salt: Kosher salt will help bring out the flavor of the other ingredients.
Some recipes also call for adding tomatoes or jalapeños. While I don’t use them in this recipe, both of those are excellent additions.
Guys, it’s hard for me to understand why people buy guacamole. You see, guacamole is ridiculously easy to make. Simply combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and use a fork to mash them together until it’s mixed well.
The hardest part is the waiting. While you can eat the guacamole right away, I recommend waiting at least 3o minutes just so that the flavors have a chance to meld.
Store leftover guacamole in the fridge in an airtight container.
DES’ TIP:Cover the guacamole with plastic wrap and gently press down so that the plastic wrap is touching the top of the guacamole. This will keep air from the guacamole and help prevent it from oxidizing and turning brown.
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Note: this recipe was originally published in 2009. It was updated with new photos, tips and nutrition facts in 2020.