When we’re entertaining we have a few recipes we always go to. Sure we’ll also add something with a twist next to it, but we always include one of our staples. This simple guacamole recipe is one of those staples. It’s easy, it’s fresh and no matter what else we serve with it, it’s always the first to go.
Try serving with tortilla chips, baked pita chips or if you want to have some fun, cheese quesadilla wedges. We definitely suggest making extra.
How to Make Our Simple Guacamole Recipe
There are two things to keep in mind when making guacamole. First, only use ripe avocados. We cannot tell you how many times we’ve come home from the store with a big bag of avocados and had to wait one, two, maybe three days before they are ripe. So, plan ahead.
Most avocados you’ll find at the store will be under ripe or over and neither are good for this guacamole recipe. You’ll know when an avocado is ripe when it gives just slightly when squeezed. If unripe, don’t store them in the fridge. You want to keep them at room temperature until ripe.
Second, don’t over mash or puree avocados to make guacamole. You want a chunky dip, not completely smooth. So, when you’re making the guacamole, gently mash things together and leave some texture.
Did you like our simple guacamole recipe? If so, we bet you’ll love these:
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- For more avocado tips and tricks visit the Hass Avocado Board
- 2 ripe Hass avocados
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- Cut avocados in half. Remove the seed then scoop out the avocado flesh from the peel (See How to Cut an Avocado.)
- Then, add flesh to a medium bowl. Add lemon juice, lime juice, salt and pepper then gently mash until guacamole is creamy, but still has texture with chunks of avocado.
- Next, rinse onion with cold water for 5 to 10 seconds (this tones down the onion a bit). Then, add the rinsed onion to the guacamole and stir. If not serving immediately, press a sheet of plastic wrap down onto the surface of the guacamole then store in the refrigerator until ready to serve or up to one day.