Guacamole you can make yourself in under 5 minutes that rivals any that you could get at your friendly neighborhood fast casual Mexican joint.Jump to Recipe
What could be better than guacamole you can make yourself in under 5 minutes that rivals any that you could get at your friendly neighborhood fast casual Mexican joint?
I know that there are people out there that don’t like avocados, and I will just never understand that.
My husband is one of those people, and I just have to shake my head. He’s also one of those people who think cilantro tastes like soap. It makes eating Mexican food with him a bit of a chore, since those are two of my favorite foods/flavors on the planet.
And although he doesn’t like avocados themselves, he does like guacamole, so he’s always on board with me making this.
I cant claim this recipe – I’ve been making guacamole this way for years and years, but I have no idea where I found the recipe. If you recognize the recipe, please let me know where I found it because I really want to thank that person.
I think that the mix of both lemon AND lime juice is really what makes this guacamole the very best, and the chives instead of cilantro in the mix is my nod to my husband’s hatred of cilantro, but you can always add it in if you’d prefer!
While it’s high in fat, guacamole is actually really healthy. Avocados are full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and fiber, which is known to help people feel fuller longer. So as long as you don’t eat too much of it, guacamole is a healthier option than other dips and spreads
- Red Onion
- Chives (optional)
- Cilantro (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- 6 ingredients and 5 minutes to make
- Super customizable
Tips and Tricks
- Cut the onions small and soak them in cold water for 10 minutes before adding to the guacamole. The water will help take some of the bite out of the raw red onion.
- If you like a perfectly smooth guacamole, don’t be afraid to run the avocados through a food processor to get it super smooth. Add the onions afterward.
- I like to mash mine with a potato masher – I like a chunky guacamole, but you can keep mashing until it’s as smooth as you want it.
- Feel free to add other mix-ins as you like them. I know some people like things like tomatoes or corn or even fruit mixed in. Go nuts – it’s your dip!
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Preserve the life of avocados
I like to buy my avocados when they are still SUPER unripe and let them ripen at home. If you buy several avocados at a time, you can leave them in the fridge until about 2 days before you’re ready to eat them. Take one out of the fridge each day and let them ripen and you’ll be guaranteed a procession of fresh, perfectly ripe avocado each day after. Avocados will stay unripe in the fridge for about 5-7 days before they start to ripen.
avocados famously start to oxidize and go brown the second they are exposed to air, and guacamole is no exception to that. The lime and lemon juice in the mix help keep it from going brown, but I like to place the guac in a glass container and press a sheet of plastic wrap on top of the dip, and then place an air-tight lid over it. The guacamole will stay good for 2-3 days in the fridge.
Guacamole is best served with chips in my opinion, but crackers or raw veggies are some other great options. You can also eat it with a spoon, which I may or may not have done.
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- 5 small or 4 large avocados
- ¼ cup red onion diced small
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- salt and pepper
- Dice your onion, and place it in a small bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
- Scoop the flesh out of your avocados, and place it in a medium bowl.
- Squeeze the lemon juice and lime juice into the bowl with the avocados.
- Mash with a fork or potato masher, until the guacamole reaches your desired consistency.
- Stir in the onions and chives, and season with to taste with salt and pepper.