Easy Homemade Guacamole
Need a healthy snack, appetizer, or topping for your burger? This family favorite guacamole recipe is it. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is and you’ll love the taste!
Confession: I am not a sweets person. I am a sweet person, but not a sweets person. I prefer and crave salt.
My go-to snack for the past few years is this Easy Homemade Guacamole.
I remember visiting my parents once as an avocado hater. (I know. Who was I? Why would anyone want to hang out with me?) My brother in-law whipped up a fresh batch of guacamole. It changed my life. Can guacamole do that? Oh yes it can. Ever since then I have been the avocado’s biggest cheerleader.
Today we make this guacamole almost every week. Sometimes I serve it up as a dip but often I just add it to other dishes!
Whip up a big bowl and I guarantee your family will be raving. If you choose to share with them of course. No judgment from me if you enjoy it while huddled in your closet so they can’t see you.
For this guacamole you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):
- Ripe avocados
- Lime juice
- Garlic powder
How to serve guacamole?
If using as a dip, I enjoy mine with raw veggies (cucumber, broccoli, and carrots especially), plantain chips, or tortilla chips.
If using as a topping, the sky is the limit! Add a scoop to burgers, chicken, omelets, salad, tacos, rice bowls, and toast! Add it to E V E R Y T H I N G.
Can you double this guacamole recipe?
Absolutely! I doubled this recipe for the photos and do the same anytime we’re entertaining a crowd! Guacamole goes fast so I like to be prepared.
Can you make guacamole in advance?
Guacamole (and avocados in general) brown quickly once they are cut and exposed to air. I always make my guacamole just before I’m ready to serve it (at most around 30 minutes before serving time).
I’ve tried no less than 20 methods to reduce browning but the end result is still that it will brown and start to look unappealing.
A few popular solutions are:
- Add the pits to your guacamole.
- Press saran wrap tightly to the top of the guacamole to limit its exposure to air.
- Cover guacamole with a layer of water.
I’ve never been happy with the results for any of the solutions (and I’ve tried more than those listed above). My personal recommendation is to make only what you plan to enjoy at the time.
More appetizer recipes like this:
Easy Homemade Guacamole
- 4 ripe avocados, soft but not brown on the inside
- 1 small tomato or 1/2 medium tomato, chopped
- 1/2 small onion or 1/2 medium onion, chopped, red or white
- 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- lime juice
- garlic powder
Optional: 1 jalapeno, cored & diced
- Half and scoop out the inside of your avocados. Add to a bowl.
- Mash your avocados until it's as smooth as you prefer. (My husband wants it extra smooth but I know some people prefer a chunkier consistency.)
- Stir in your chopped tomato, onion, and diced jalapeno (optional).
- Stir in your chopped cilantro.
- Add lime juice, garlic powder, and salt to taste.
- Serve with tortilla chips or plantain chips (my favorite). You can also use it as a topping for your burger, chicken, omelet, or salad to make them extra special!