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Holy Guacamole! (Healthy and Authentic)

Holy Guacamole Recipe: How To Make Guacamole from scratch. Loaded with fresh ingredients, this easy guacamole recipe makes a marvelous topper for Mexican dishes, as well as a zesty appetizer.

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Guacamole is one of those foods that when set in front of me, I have zero self-control. And I do mean ZERO.

I’m suddenly at the mercy of a bowl of green obsession and a bag of chips. Nothing will stop me from scooping and munching, scooping and munching, scooping and munching until someone identifies the issue at hand, and out of mercy, literally picks up the bowl and moves it out of my reach.

Apparently, there aren’t therapists for this…

However, I justify my addiction by continually telling myself that a good simple guacamole recipe is healthy. Which it is. Good fats, right?

But the 1 pound bag of tortilla chips I just ate, not so much.

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Even so, my favorite Easy Guacamole Recipe is something we make almost every week when avocados are ripe and in season.

We dollop it on top of salads and Mexican favorites. We serve it with cocktails and chips on Friday afternoon.

We even make our easy guacamole recipe with breakfast scrambles and warm tortillas on the weekends. This guacamole dip is so versatile and tastes good on basically anything.

And since no one in my family is in a hurry to stop the cycle of never-ending dip, I think I’ll just keep making it. Because, why not?!

Easy Guacamole Recipe Ingredients

  • Ripe Avocados You want them to be a tad soft but not too mushy.
  • Fresh lime juice You can either buy limes and squeeze it yourself or the store-bought lime juice works too.
  • Garlic Glorious garlic!
  • Jalapeño – Add one whole jalapeno or half depending on the desired spice level.
  • Green onions – An essential flavor to provide zest to this dip.
  • Cilantro – A staple flavor in almost all Mexican dishes to offer a pop of freshness.
  • Plum tomatoes – For color, flavor, and texture.
  • Salt and pepper – To taste, meaning add as much or as little as you like.

How to Make Guacamole

How To Make Guacamole, Holy Guacamole!

  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh out with a spoon. Place the avocado flesh in a medium bowl and pour the lime juice over the top. Use a spoon and fork to mash the avocado until mostly smooth.
  2. Smell your jalapeño to test the heat… You can usually tell if you got a spicy one. Stir in the garlic, jalapeño (half or all), green onions, and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the diced tomato at the very end.
  3. Serve immediately, or press plastic wrap down over the surface of the guacamole, removing all air bubbles (this helps eliminate browning), and refrigerate until ready to serve.

See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make This Holy Guacamole Recipe. Enjoy!

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Guacamole Mix-Ins

I do like to mix up my simple guacamole recipe, on occasion. Although I believe it to be fabulous on its own, sometimes it’s fun to add an element of surprise!

I usually stir in just one surprise ingredient, although the blue cheese and buffalo sauce are awfully nice together. Don’t be afraid and take a leap of faith! These mix-ins all are fabulous with this recipe. I promise.

Try making this recipe with the addition of:

  • Crumbled Bacon – Wanting more crunch?
  • Cooked Chorizo – Another flavor-packed Mexican ingredient to add to this dip!
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese – If you like Blue Cheese, try this add-in!
  • Drizzled with Buffalo Sauce – Drizzle as much or as little as you like.
  • Fresh Pineapple, Mango, or Strawberries – Check out my Mango Guacamole too!
  • Chopped Radishes or Jicama –Wanting more bitterness? Or how about a sweet nutty flavor?
  • Feta Cheese + Sun Dried Tomatoes – Looking to add a Mediterranean twist?
  • Chipotle Peppers – More spice and more smokiness!
  • Capers – Looking for some tang to go along with the zestiness?
  • Smoked Almonds – Smokiness and nuttiness, plus more good fats.

The weekend is almost here… Why not set up a guacamole bar with stir-in toppings your friends can add themselves.

That and a margarita bar sounds like pure Cinco de Mayo bliss!

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Perfect for Parties

Guacamole isn’t just for Cinco de Mayo either!

This dip is great for parties whether that be Super Bowl Sunday or the Fourth of July. Our recipe is truly a crowd pleaser, so try making and taking it to your next gathering!

Your guests will love it so much it will have them saying “Holy Guacamole!” 

Depending on the size of the party, try doubling or even tripling this recipe to meet your needs. Or if you’re looking for a single serving snack, cut this recipe down.

And don’t forget to let us know how you liked this recipe by leaving a review and comment below.

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Frequently Asked Questions: 

Is Guacamole Healthy? 

The main ingredient that makes guacamole healthy is the avocados, because they are filled with healthy fats. However, all the fresh product provides valuable nutrients in a raw unadulterated form.

This plant-based fat boosts health and brain function and can also help reduce the risk of strokes or heart disease. 

Can you freeze guacamole?

Yes, guacamole can be frozen for up to three months in an air-tight container. Make sure to squeeze out all the air in the container. 

When ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

How do I know that my avocados are ripe enough to use?

If you gently press the avocado slightly, you should be able to feel the softness of the inside. Just be careful not to squeeze them too hard, or you will bruise the unripened avocados.

Also, where the avocado was attached by the stem, you can peel the “button” off and see if the inside is green or yellow. 

How do you keep guacamole from browning? 

The best way to save fresh or leftover guacamole from browning is to place it in an airtight container. Smooth the top in a flat surface.

Squeeze just a little extra lime juice on top of the guacamole, tilting the container to make sure it coats the entire surface. 

Then press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface to seal off any air. Cover with a tight lid and refrigerate.

When ready to use, you can pour off or mix in the added lime juice barrier. 

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Holy Guacamole Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Easy Guacamole Recipe: Loaded with fresh ingredients, this easy guacamole recipe makes a marvelous topper for Mexican dishes, as well as a zesty appetizer.
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe Haas avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 plum tomatoes, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh out with a spoon. Place the avocado flesh in a medium bowl and pour the lime juice over the top. Use a spoon and fork to mash the avocado until mostly smooth.
  • Smell your jalapeño to test the heat... You can usually tell if you got a spicy one. Stir in the garlic, jalapeño (half or all), green onions and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the diced tomato at the very end.
  • Serve immediately, or press plastic wrap down over the surface of the guacamole, removing all air bubbles, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 401mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 260IU, Vitamin C: 14.1mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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29 comments on “Holy Guacamole! (Healthy and Authentic)”

  1. Such a great guacamole recipe! I even added the bacon you suggested and it was extra delicious!

  2. This is absolutely perfect! Next time I’m making a double batch because this disappeared WAY too quickly! :)

  3. Best Gaucamole! Homemade is my favorite! seriously the best topping or perfect for dipping chips

  4. I use a wire whisk to chunkify my avocados–fast and easy!

    Your recipe is very similar to how I make it. Sooo darned good! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh yum, this sounds delicious! And love your photos, by the way ?

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  12. We had this last night, loved it! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I need this guac, a bag of chips, and a big ‘ol margarita, STAT!

  14. I could eat guacamole everyday, this is fabulous!

  15. Looks beautiful Sommer! Craving a serving of it right now!

  16. Yum thanks for sharing! The additions you shared sound good too, I might have to mix it up a bit!

  17. This looks like perfect guac! I’m craving some for breakfast now.

  18. My kids and husband LOVE guacamole. Love the extra zip yours has!

  19. GIMME!! This look amazing, Sommer!

  20. I absolutely love guacamole. Yours looks delicious.

  21. I am the same way with guacamole! If it is in front of me with a bag of chips, I will devour it! By the way, one of my favorite words is zesty. It makes this recipe so much better! Haha!

    Sammi Sunshine
    A Food Blog

  22. Perfection in a bowl. Love anything with guacs. Happy weekend, Sommer!

  23. I have no control with guacamole either! This looks so good- I would devour it all!

  24. Perfection Sommer! I love easy.
    Have a BEautiful weekend!

  25. Here’s a fun twist: imagine having a husband who doesn’t like guacamole. Can we say “hello stretch pants?” I have zero control also. But just think of all the healthy fats we are getting! :)

  26. Yum! Learned the blue cheese addition from Michael Symon a few years back! Buffalo sauce…ok I’m in!

  27. I have no shame in my Guacamole consumption either! Besides, it’s the “good fat,” right?!

  28. Homemade guacamole is the best and this one is fabulous!

  29. YES. JUST YES. I Love guac, and have the same obsession as you. I’ve never searched for therapy because this is a love I don’t want to get over! Love your ideas for additions! Chorizo? YUM! pinned