Summer is in full swing and you know what that means! Heaps and heaps of anything with fresh avocado. What says summer more than a big bowl of fresh guacamole? It’s everyones favorite party food and this is how we’ve been making our guacamole recipe for years. The lime keeps the avocado from turning brown, and we add a few spices to keep the flavor big.
I hesitated on posting this recipe because it is so simple! With a baby in the house- it is rare for me to cook lately. 10 minute guacamole is just the trick! The fresh tomato and onion give it nice texture, and I find myself snacking on it all day. I can eat with with corn chips, fresh veggies, or chicken fajitas. This recipe feeds 2 people, if you are making it for a large group just double it. Or triple it. It depends on how many friends you have. 🙂
Before we start- get your ingredients prepped. Peel and dice avocado, and dice up some tomato and purple onion. I like the onion and tomato diced finely so I get a piece of both in each bite.
Start with fresh avocado- slice it in half, peel off the skin, remove the pit, and dice it up into chunks. Using a ripe, green avocado is key; it retains good texture, and you’ll get the best flavor out of it.
Because avocado oxidizes so quickly, we want to add our lime as the first step- this will help keep your guacamole fresh and from turning brown.
The lime also gives the guacamole a nice zing. Avocado and lime go perfectly together- we use the same combo in our avocado and lime dressing!
After adding in the lime juice, we’ll add our spices. A combination of chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper give you everything you need. Did you know cumin is actually a seed in the parsley family? Who would’ve thought. It gives so much flavor!
Once the spices have been added in, it’s time to mash. I like to leave some chunks- I don’t like my guacamole to resemble paste. I like it semi rustic with chunks of pure avocado so I have found that using a fork to mash works best. Once mashed to your liking, fold in the purple onion and tomato.
Fold in the diced tomato and onion by using a small spatula or spoon, then transfer to a serving dish of your choice. Dip your finger when nobody is looking- I promise I won’t tell!
Tips to make this guacamole recipe:
- It is best served right away, but if you need to make it and store it, do so in a glass dish with plastic wrapped pressed directly onto the guacamole. This helps eliminate air, which is what can turn it brown. You can make this about 3-4 hours in advance. I don’t recommend any longer because it tastes best fresh.
- Use real lime juice, not the bottled stuff. The real stuff tastes better! Add 1 tsp lime zest if you like more lime flavor.
- If you are a fan of cilantro, add in 1 tbsp of chopped cilantro. It is similar to how Chipotle makes theirs!
If you are an avocado fiend like we are around here- check out these other recipes!
- Fresh Corn and Avocado Salad
- Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa
- Easy Grilled Mahi with Corn and Avocado Salad
- BLT Salad with Avocado and Ranch
- Chili Lime Chicken Burgers with Avocado Salsa
- Avocado Hummus
Cheers to easy snacking recipes! – Rachel
- 2 large avocados peeled and diced with pit removed- equivalent to about 1 cup when mashed
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 3 tbsp diced red onion
- 3 tbsp diced tomato
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried ground cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper (
- Dice tomato and onion. Set aside.
- Peel avocado and cut into chunks. Add lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Mash well ensuring lime is well mixed which helps prevent browning of avocado.
- Fold in onion and tomatoes.
- Transfer to serving dish and enjoy!