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Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Homemade guacamole is a delicious appetizer and perfect for healthy snacks. You can make this dip just how you like it – spicy or mild, smooth or chunky.

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

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Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Start by picking out some good avocados. You’ll know it is ripe when it gives just slightly when squeezed. They should slightly give when you press on them. Hard avocados = not ready, super soft avocados = TOO ready.

The best way is to get 3 or 4 large avocados that have varying degrees of ripeness from JUST ready, to ALMOST too much. This will give more texture and flavor to your end product.

These avocados below were all about the same degree of ripeness. That’s fine too. Keep unripe avocados at room temperature until they are ready.

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Traditional Guacamole Ingredients

  • Avocados
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Tapatio
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Lime juice
  • Tomatoes (optional)
  • Onion (optional)
  • Jalapenos (optional)

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Does sour cream taste good in guacamole?

One question that often gets asked is this. And the answer is yes. However, if you are one the people, like my husband, who does not want anything to do with sour cream…then by all means leave it out.

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What can I serve with Guacamole?

Oh my goodness. There are so many things to serve with guacamole. Homemade guacamole is a delicious appetizer and perfect for healthy snacks. We love it on avocados for guac, fajitas, and even as a taco seasoning for chicken tacos! I have also made bacon and guacamole deviled eggs for one of our RV get togethers. 

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Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

With Cinco de Mayo just a couple days away, this is the perfect combination to serve with some Margaritas

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How to Make Homemade Guacamole Step by Step

Slice your avocados in half lengthwise and then twist both halves to separate. Chop your knife into the pit and twist the knife to remove the pit from the fruit. Slice into your avocado cutting the flesh into long strips lengthwise, but not cutting through the skin. If you want spicy guacamole, leave the seeds and membrane in the peppers and add to taste.

Now cut slices crosswise using the same method. You’ll basically be cubing the flesh. Use a fork or a spoon to scoop it out into a bowl. (For the best guacamole, use ripe avocados.) 

Mash up your cubed avocado and mix in garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, Tapatio, sour cream, your favorite salsa, lime juice, and chopped up cilantro. You can also toss in some finely chopped onion, tomato, and Jalapéno if that is how you like it!

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Serve with chip and salsa.

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Yield: 1

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

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Homemade guacamole is a delicious appetizer and perfect for healthy snacks. You can make this dip just how you like it - spicy or mild, smooth or chunky.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large avocados
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Tsp Tapatio
  • 1 Tbsp salsa
  • Tbsp sour cream
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Tomatoes (optional)
  • Onion (optional)
  • Jalapenos (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice your avocados in half lengthwise and then twist both halves to separate. Chop your knife into the pit and twist the knife to remove the pit from the fruit. Slice into your avocado cutting the flesh into long strips lengthwise, but not cutting through the skin. If you want spicy guacamole, leave the seeds and membrane in the peppers and add to taste.
  2. Now cut slices crosswise using the same method. You'll basically be cubing the flesh. Use a fork or a spoon to scoop it out into a bowl. (For the best guacamole, use ripe avocados.) 
  3. Mash up your cubed avocado and mix in garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, Tapatio, sour cream, your favorite salsa, lime juice, and chopped up cilantro. You can also toss in some finely chopped onion, tomato, and Jalapéno if that is how you like it! Serve with chip and salsa.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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