Holy guacamole! In this post, I’m going to show you how to make guacamole, everyone’s favorite avocado dip. Guacamole dates back to the Aztec Empire in Central America during the 1500s. Yep, that’s how old this delicious, Mexican dish is that we consume so much of even today. It’s a great dip for veggies, tortilla chips, or even to spread on sandwiches, burgers, or toast. So let’s get to the details…
Why you’ll love this guacamole recipe:
Quick: Make this guacamole recipe in just 10-minutes. Who knew it could be so simple
Fresh: I love the fresh ingredients in guac. The avocado, onion, tomatoes, yum!
Versatile: Like I said above, use it as a dip, or a spread
Avocado: Okay, let’s talk about the star of the show in guacamole, avocados. Avocados are a great source of potassium, even more than bananas! Avocadoes also are packed with monosaturated fats (aka the healthy fats) and have nearly 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5oz serving. Avocadoes, overall, are such a great source of nutrients. The best part is how versatile they are. You can add them to a smoothie for added creaminess, make delicious dips with them, add them to salads, stuff them, or eat them on their own. See below for some great ideas on how to use avocadoes.
How to make guacamole:
Rinse, wash, and dry the tomatoes, jalapeno, lime, and cilantro.
2. Chop ingredients as needed for the recipe.
3. Add all the prepared ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mash till the avocado has reached your desired consistency.
4. Adjust any seasoning to taste.
5. Transfer to a serving bowl or dish and add extra chopped cilantro on top.
6. Serve with prepared fresh veggies, grilled pita bread, or tortilla chips! DELICIOUS!!
Expert Tips & FAQ:
Can I make guacamole in advance? Yes, but don’t make it too far in advance as the avocado will brown after a while in the fridge. Refrigerate the guacamole until ready to serve. To avoid it from going brown, cover with plastic wrap and press the plastic wrap right down against the guacamole so there is no air between the guacamole and plastic wrap.
I don’t like spicy food. Remove the jalapeno and hot sauce if you wish!
How can I use guacamole? Add/use this to your tacos, seven-layer dip, or just eat it by the spoonful!
How do I pick a ripe avocado? Look for an avocado that is dark green in color or almost black, the lighter the shade of the skin, the likelier that it is unripe. Then check the firmness by holding it in your hand and squeezing it gently. If it yields, it’s ripe. The stem is also a good indicator of ripeness, press down on the area near the stem, if you leave a dent, the avocado is likely overripe, but if it caves a bit but retains its shape, it’s ripe enough.
How do I store guacamole? Store the guacamole in the fridge for 3 – 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
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