Easy guacamole is exactly that. Easy. If you’re a savory food lover, you’re likely to have the “secret” ingredient in your fridge. To top it off, it takes less than five minutes to make this fabulous dip.
This is a crowd favorite, so next time you host a party, include it on your snack table next to a bowl of chips.
What is Guacamole?
Guacamole is an avocado based food that originated in Mexico. It has undeniably caught on in other countries and is served with a variety of dishes.
Whether you serve it with chips as a dip or incorporate it into a salad dressing, guacamole is an international favorite.
As long as you have avocado as the main ingredient, the sky is the limit for the rest of the ingredients. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations. You just might discover something delicious.
I’ve made it a variety of ways. And I’ll keep changing things up based on what I have on hand.
This time, I just happened to have several jars of salsa, so that’s what I used. My two main ingredients are avocado and salsa. I also added a splash of lime juice to help the avocado maintain its integrity.
I also added some cilantro to the mixture as well as on top for garnish.
You can leave it off if you don’t care for it.
How to Make an Easy Guacamole
As the name of the recipe states, this is such an easy guacamole recipe. It’s so easy, in fact, you might feel like you left something out.
The only essential ingredient you need are ripe avocados. The rest is for flavor.
First, cut your avocado in half. You’ll see a pit that needs to be removed.
I generally stab the pit with a sharp knife, twist it, and work it out of the avocado. If you do this, be super careful.
If the pit is stubborn, don’t try to force it with the knife because if it slips, you might cut yourself. Instead, scoop it out with a spoon.
Scrape the inside of the avocado into a bowl.
Mash it with a fork and sprinkle a little lime juice on it to keep help it maintain its color. Then add the salsa and stir.
If you want to use finely chopped fresh cilantro, do it now. But make sure you have a little left to garnish it in the serving bowl.
Or you can layer the guacamole on top of salsa or vice versa to keep the colors vibrant. As soon as they’re mixed, the colors blend and become very muted.
Sprinkle a little cilantro over the top to make it pretty.
Now you have a delicious guacamole that anyone who enjoys south-of-the-border flavors will love. We used it to dip chips this time, but my other favorite way to eat it is on toast.
Frequently Asked Questions About Guacamole
If you’re here reading this recipe, chances are you’ve had guacamole. And you want to know how to make it. You may also have some questions about this delicious treat, and I aim to answer. Here ya go.
Is Homemade Guacamole Healthy?
Guacamole is healthy if you use nutritious ingredients. Avocados are definitely good for you. Additionally, so are tomatoes. So I would call this recipe for homemade guacamole very healthy.
How Long Does Guacamole Last?
You can use store-bought guacamole for up to a week if opened or two weeks if unopened. However, since you’re using fresh avocado, homemade guacamole will only last a couple of days. You’ll know when it goes bad because it starts to turn brown.
How Can You Make Guacamole Last Longer?
The main ingredient that prevents the avocado from turning brown is anything with an acidic nature. This can be lime, lemon, or any other type of citrus.
Sealing it with plastic wrap will also add to the life of your homemade guacamole. The goal is to keep air from getting to it.
What Can You Eat Guacamole With?
The question should be what can you not eat it with guacamole? You can eat it with almost anything you want. I like it as a chip dip, but I also enjoy it on toast with an egg on top.
Additionally, you can put it on a sandwich, in a salad, and on a loaded baked potato. Just know that you’re adding a boatload of healthy nutrients and deliciousness wherever you put it.
More Delicious Recipes
If you’re looking for appetizers, snacks, or other foods to serve your guests, you’re at the right place.
Here are some of our favorites:
Crispy Zucchini Parmesan Chips – Easy to make and absolutely delicious, your guests will enjoy munching on these zucchini chips.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños – I make these in my air fryer, but you can use your oven. Anyone who enjoys a little extra spice will love them!
Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese – This appetizer from Julia’s Simply Southern will have your guests hanging around the snack table all night. It’s that good!
Zucchini Pizza Bites – Next time you’re at the grocery store, stock up on zucchini to make these yummy treats. I love the versatility of zucchini!
- 2 medium size ripe avocados
- 1/2 cup of salsa
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro (optional
- Cut the avocados open and remove the pits. Scoop the inside of the avocado into a bowl.
- Add the lime juice and mash it until it is the consistency you like. I prefer somewhat smooth with a few lumps.
- Stir in the salsa.
- If you want to add a little bit of cilantro to the mixture, do it now.
- Now you have delicious guacamole that is super easy to make and just as delicious.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and diced tomatoes.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 61Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 156mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 1g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.