Easy Guacamole Dip Recipe

Homemade Guacamole

Tortilla chips and guacamole dip

Every guacamole dip recipe requires ripe avocados which are then accompanied by other fresh ingredients to complete the flavor profile. Everyone has their own variation of the healthy fat packed dip often served with crunchy tortilla chips. Most include chopped onion, chilies for heat, some fresh cilantro and lime juice for a tart, bright burst. The thing is, we all love guacamole but fail to realize that every bite has a lot of history. Guacamole dates back to the Aztecs. They called guacamole ahuaca-mulli which roughly translates to “avocado mixture” or “sauce”. Guacamole was a very popular food among the Aztecs due to avocados’ high fat content. Their diet was very low in fat so such a rich, fatty food was highly valued. Unlike other foods with such a lengthy history, guacamole has not changed much over the years. What the Aztecs prepared was very similar to the guacamole we enjoy today. For a traditional guacamole, focus on the freshness and balanced flavors.

Place of Origin: Recipe difficulty:
Mexico Easy
Preparation Time: Cook Time:
10 minutes
Yields: 4 cups, good for 4-6 servings

Ingredients for Guacamole Dip

  • 4 Hass avocados, ripe
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of half a lemon or to taste
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup finely minced onion
  • ¼ cup diced tomato, seeds removed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

How to Make Guacamole Dip?

Guacamole Dip Recipe – Step by Step Instructions:

1. Peel and pit the avocados.
2. Spoon the flesh into a bowl.
3. Pour the lime and lemon juice over the avocados. Gently mash with a fork.
4. Add the jalapeno, onion and tomato.
5. Gently mash again.
6. Taste and season with salt and black pepper.
7. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for an hour or so.

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Things to Dip in Guacamole

Guacamole can be served with tortilla chips, toasted bread, crackers or alongside dishes like tacos, burritos, quesadillas and tostadas. Guacamole also pairs extremely well with burgers and can be spread on BLTs instead of mayo. Although you can serve it right away, it tastes best when chilled for at least an hour. The cold temperature of the refrigerator allows the flavor to build and intensify in addition to firming up the texture just enough. The citrus will prevent the avocados from browning so guacamole can be made prior to serving but you shouldn’t leave it overnight.

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Homemade Guacamole Dip is fit for:

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, paleo, low carb and ketogenic diets.

This guacamole dip recipe is almost too easy. The extent of the work is doing a little dicing, chopping and mashing. Once that is done you have an authentic Mexican dip. For those that want to cut the prep down even more, jarred mild salsa can replace the jalapeno and tomato. As for editing the recipe, you can play with spices, use a variety of chilies, add garlic, fresh herbs, seasoned salts and more. Guacamole is a blank slate. Those fatty avocados can handle a variety of tastes and textures. Feel free to play with the recipe, make it your own, do some culinary experimentation and savory every bite.

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Category: Dipping sauces

Origin: America, Mexico

Diets: Gluten free, Ketogenic diet, Low carb diet, Paleo diet, Vegan diet, Vegetarian diet

Meals: Bread, Burgers, Burittos, Chips, Quesadilla, Tacos, Tostada

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