The Best Simple Guacamole

  • By KJ

Guac doesn’t cost extra around here!

Just 5 ingredients + few minutes = the Best Simple Guacamole Recipe (ever).

It’s bright, fresh, and totally dipworthy. Grab some chips and dunk right in! This hassle-free guacamole is sure to disappear right before your eyes.

Plus, it’s pretty dang healthy, too! How much better can it get?

guacamole in a bowl garnished with limes surrounded by chips

Guac doesn’t cost extra around here! 

Just 5 ingredients + few minutes = the Best Simple Guacamole Recipe (ever). 

It’s bright, fresh, and totally dipworthy. Grab some chips and dunk right in! This hassle-free guacamole is sure to disappear right before your eyes. 

Plus, it’s pretty dang healthy, too! How much better can it get? 

guacamole in a bowl garnished with limes surrounded by chips

Why KJ Loves

The Best Simple Guacamole

The Best Simple Guacamole

Guac lovers unite! This recipe is simple and straightforward while delivering a creamy and delicious guacamole perfect for any chip to scoop up. What’s not to love?!

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT INGREDIE

All About Avocados

Picking out avocados can seem like a daunting task. Are they ripe or not? 

Plus, one minute you look at them they aren’t ripe yet. Then the next minute they are too far gone 😭 

Avocados can be finicky, so here is how to pick out good ones:

  • The skin should be slightly soft to the touch and starting to turn a darker color.
  • Remove the stem at the top to get a glimpse of the inside of the avocado without cutting into it – a nice, light green color is what you want!  🥑

What if your avocado isn’t ripe yet? Simply place it into a paper bag with an apple. Close the bag, and you’ll have a ripe avocado in about a day.

a bowl full of pitted halved avacados

Simple Guacamole Ingredients

Since this guacamole recipe only requires a few, simple ingredients, it’s important that they’re high-quality!  That way, all the flavors truly shine. 

Avocados

Skins removed and pitted

Red Onion

Lime

Fresh lime juice is definitely worth it over the bottled stuff

Cilantro

Salt to taste

I like to use flaky Maldon sea salt in my guac instead of regular salt. It is a more subtle salt flavor vs. in-your-face salt. Not necessary, but oh-so-delicious!

Simple Guacamole Variations

We’re keeping things simple here, with a limited number of fresh ingredients. But if you crave any of these additions, go for it!

Jalapenos

Dice up a jalapeno or another type of spicy pepper for a fresh kick! 🌶️

Garlic salt or garlic

Who doesn’t love a little garlic? 🧄

Tomatoes

If fresh tomatoes are a must for you, go ahead and dice them up! 🍅

How to Make Simple Guacamole

Combine your diced avocados, finely chopped red onion, fresh lime juice, and chopped cilantro in a medium-sized bowl. Gently mash the ingredients together with a fork to reach the desired consistency, whether chunky or smooth. Season with salt to taste. Enjoy!

How to Store Guacamole

To keep your guac leftovers fresh and green (and not brown and icky-looking), then you’ll want to store the guacamole properly. 

Here are some easy guacamole storage tips:  

  • Cover the top of the guacamole with plastic wrap, pressing it into the top of the guac so that there are no air bubbles.
  • After the guac is in the desired storage container, gently cover the top with cold water before adding the lid on. Weird, right? Simply drain off the water and mix the guac back up when ready to use again.

Other Easy Mexican-Inspired Staples

Check out these simple Mexican recipes to round out your meal (…although guac is a completely acceptable main course if you want it to be!).

 

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The Best Simple Guacamole


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

The guac doesn’t cost extra around here! A simple 5 ingredients is all that you need to make your fresh guacamole dreams come true.  The best guacamole recipe that is bright, flavorful and dip-worthy. Grab some chips and dunk right on in!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 avocados, skins removed and pitted
  • 1/2 of a red onion, finely diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the avocados, red onion, lime juice and cilantro. Use a fork to gently mash it all together until desired consistency is achieved. You can leave it more chunky or mix and mash it together until more smooth. Season to taste with salt. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To store this guacamole, cover with plastic wrap that is gently pushed into the top of the guac to keep the air out. Cover with a lid and refrigerate for about 3 days max.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 1.4g
  • Fat: 22.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9g
  • Fiber: 10.3g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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