Guacamole is a classic Mexican dip that is made with mashed avocado, lime juice, and various seasonings. It’s a delicious and healthy addition to any meal and is perfect for dipping chips, veggies, or spreading on sandwiches and tacos. This guide will walk you through the steps to make a classic guacamole recipe.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to making classic guacamole:
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 2 small Roma tomatoes, diced
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
- Prepare the avocado: Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a large mixing bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher until it is mostly smooth, but still has a little bit of texture.
- Add the lime juice and salt: Squeeze the lime juice over the mashed avocado and sprinkle the salt on top. Mix well.
- Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeño: Dice the red onion, Roma tomatoes, and cilantro. Mince the garlic and jalapeño pepper (if using). Add the diced onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeño to the bowl with the mashed avocado and mix well.
- Taste and adjust seasonings: Taste the guacamole and adjust the seasonings if needed. If it’s too tart, add a little more salt. If it’s too salty, add a little more lime juice. If it’s too spicy, remove some of the jalapeño.
- Chill: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. This will help the flavors to meld together and make the guacamole taste even better.
- Serve: Remove the guacamole from the refrigerator and serve it with tortilla chips, on tacos, or as a topping for tacos, burritos, or other Mexican dishes. Enjoy!
Note: If you have any leftover guacamole, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container to keep it from turning brown. Adding a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the surface of the guacamole can also help to prevent oxidation and keep it fresher for longer.
- Use ripe avocados for the best flavor and texture.
- If you prefer a smoother guacamole, you can also blend the ingredients in a food processor.
- You can also add additional ingredients such as diced tomatoes, chopped bacon, or crumbled queso fresco to add more flavor and texture.
Note: The key to a great guacamole is to use fresh and high-quality ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed before serving. Guacamole is best served fresh, so it’s best to make it shortly before serving. It will last for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator if covered with plastic wrap.