This Easy Guacamole Recipe is full of creamy avocados, bright tomatoes and spices. It comes together in minutes and is perfect for any gathering!
This Easy Guacamole Recipe is near and dear to my heart. My mom came up with a version of this homemade dip years ago; we ate it at nearly every family gathering, game night and picnic. Unfortunately I didn’t get her to write down her recipe before she passed away. But between my brother and me, I think we finally figured it out. This simple recipe is spicy yet mild enough to eat all night long. Minimal chopping required and only a few easy ingredients. Delicious!
(Friends! I would love to know what ingredients you use to spice up your guacamole. Please leave a comment below!)
PICKING THE PERFECT AVOCADO
The most important ingredient in this guacamole dip is, of course, those ripe, creamy avocados! It can be a bit tricky to find those perfectly ripe, ready for mashing avocados, but here are a couple of tips to keep in mind:
- Look for a darker shade. Ripe avocados tend to be darker green on the outside. Bright green ones are usually not ripe enough. So if you can, pick some of the ones with a darker outer hue.
- Give it a squeeze. Gently press your fingers around the avocado to test for firmness. A perfectly ripe avocado will have a little give to it without feeling too mushy.
- Check the stem. Take a look under the stem and check for a green color. That means it’s ripe and ready. If it’s brown or really dark green, the avocado is too ripe and probably brown throughout.
- Sometimes I like to buy a big bag of avocados because I can get them for less. If there are some that aren’t ripe, put them in a paper bag with an apple or in your fruit bowl and they’ll be ripe in about a day.
- If you have a bunch of ripe avocados, make sure you make this avocado salsa and cowboy caviar too. And if you have one more left, make sure you make this cajun cobb salad!
SUGGESTIONS FOR THE BEST GUACAMOLE
Once you have perfectly ripe avocados, now it’s time to add all the yummy spices and veggies!
- Make sure to drain the green chiles. For years I was doing that step wrong and it was always a bit runny. The green chiles will still add tons of flavor without a liquidy mess.
- For a smoother texture, grate your onion. Again, for those liking a smooth guacamole, you can grate your red onion rather than dicing it. The flavor will mix all through the mixture without a lot of chunks.
- Use fresh lemon and lime juice. Fresh is best! Grab a few lemons and limes in the produce section and use the juice for this homemade dip. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use the stuff from the bottle, but there’s nothing like fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice for flavor.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS EASY GUACAMOLE RECIPE
This dip is perfect with a bag of your favorite tortilla chips, carrots, red peppers, pea pods or celery sticks. Or serve it alongside these spicy favorites:
- Put a dollop of guacamole in a bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Serve it with this Easy Taco Recipe
- Spread it on Baked Chicken Fajitas
- Serve it with these easy Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
How do you like to serve guacamole? Drop me a comment below and enjoy this beloved recipe!
The Best Guacamole
- 3 avacados
- 1 roma tomato diced small
- 4.5 oz diced green chilies drained well
- 1/4 a medium red onion diced very small
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsps lemon juice
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- In a large bowl, mash up the avocados. Then mix in the tomatoes, diced green chilies, onion, lemon juice, and lime juice.
- Add in the salt and black pepper, adding more as needed.
- Makes 3 cups