Best Guacamole Recipe
I’m sharing my version of the Best Guacamole Recipe! Simple ingredients come together to make something that tastes absolutely delicious! Loaded with perfectly ripe avocados, cilantro, tomatoes, garlic, and onion, this guacamole is perfection on a tortilla chip!
What’s not to love about guacamole? It’s hard to turn down a bowl of creamy avocados blended with fresh cilantro and juicy diced tomatoes. Add a little onion and lime juice for flavor and you have a perfect bowl of coveted guacamole!
If you don’t have the best guacamole recipe in your recipe box, how do you survive football season?!
This recipe will be an absolute must for Cinco de Mayo, summer barbecues, football parties (Super Bowl watch party anyone?), and just a regular afternoon snack. You don’t need a party as an excuse to make this delicious guacamole recipe!
Do you need a recipe to make guacamole? Probably not. Making guacamole isn’t an art. But for those who aren’t familiar with some of the basic ingredients used to make guacamole, we’ll go over them.
Ingredients for Guacamole
- Purple onion (you can use any type of onion here. But I love the color of the purple).
- Salt & Pepper (to taste, of course)
Can you add other ingredients that aren’t listed here? Of course!
Feel free to add diced jalapeños and cayenne pepper to turn up the heat. Spices such as cumin and smoked paprika are perfect to use in a guacamole as well.
The best rule of thumb is this, taste and season as you go.
How to make the Best Guacamole
Cut the avocados in half and remove the large pit. Place the avocados in a bowl.
I prefer my guacamole to be on the chunky side. Rather than using a fork to mash the avocados, I use a pastry blender.
I’ve found that a pastry blender mashes the avocados and keeps the chunky texture. If you don’t have a pastry blender, use a fork.
Add the remaining ingredients to the avocados. This includes the diced onion, tomatoes, cilantro, salt, pepper, garlic, and lime juice. Stir.
This is the BEST guacamole recipe! Serve it with tortilla chips or on top of quesadillas. However you choose to eat it, I guarantee everyone will love it!
Use ripe avocados. Select avocados that aren’t too firm. If you bring home a firm avocado from the grocery store, leave it at room temperature for a few days until it becomes softer when you gently squeeze it.
If on the other hand you select perfectly ripe avocados and you don’t plan on making guacamole that day, place the ripe avocados in the refrigerator to slow down the ripening process.
Rinse the onion under water. After dicing the purple onion, I put it in a fine mesh sieve and gently rinse it under water for a few seconds. This takes some of the harsh bite out of the onion. Not a crucial step, but one I’ve been using over the years.
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Best Guacamole Recipe
- 3 avocados - pitted and chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro - chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion - diced (then rinsed in a fine mesh strainer)
- 1 tomato - diced (about 1/3-1/2 cup)
- 1 lime - (need the juice of 1 lime)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic - minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- pepper - to taste
- Add avocado to medium sized bowl. Smash with fork or pastry blender to desired chunkiness.
- Add the cilantro, red onion, diced tomato, lime juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper to the mashed avocados. Stir to combine.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips or cover and place in the fridge. Best to serve within a few hours of making it.