Best Guacamole… Made Simple
If you were to ask me what the best condiment (dip/spread) on the planet was, I would tell you GUACAMOLE! Without a doubt! It has to be guacamole! I loooove guacamole and simply cannot live without it.! Seriously! At home, traveling abroad…every time I go to Mexico, guacamole is the first thing I order and I order it with every meal!
Even when my adventures keep me closer to home, I could eat guacamole for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…. even as a snack. It’s super easy to make – filled with healthy fat, fiber and vitamins – and it is downright delicious!
I make my own guacamole because:
a) it doesn’t take much time
b) I know every last morsel of yumminess that I’m putting into it.
Most guacamole sold at the store is loaded with artificial preservatives and, brace yourself, MSG. Yes, even the “fresh” guacamole in the refrigerated section. In the dry mix section, some of those flavor packets contain bad iodized salt, gluten, soy and dehydrated vegetables that you’re asked to mix in with wholesome, precious, fresh avocados.
Why mix in all that badness when guacamole should contain nothing but goodness?! If you knew how insanely easy it was to make, you wouldn’t buy that manufactured stuff. Homemade, fresh guacamole, made from scratch, takes less than 10 minutes and is a million times better than anything you can get from the store.
There are so many different variations of guacamole… please accept my warm invitation to get creative. I make all sorts of different kinds of guacamole. My favorite is to just add cilantro, green onion, salt, and lime juice. I love lots of lime and juice and lots of cilantro in my guacamole! Making it is THAT simple! Sometimes when I have guests over, I will add some fresh chopped tomato, garlic and black beans to my guacamole for an extra burst of flavor and color. I also like to leave the pits in for garnish. For people who like heat, add different hot peppers such as jalapeno. The options are endless and I leave it to your imagination, but I’d love to share with you just how easy guacamole can be.
Angie’s Basic Guacamole
The most basic version of guacamole that you can make can be made in 5 minutes!
3 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons lime juice
a handful of chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Mash the avocado first. Chop the cilantro and juice the limes. Add cilantro, salt and lime juice and mix. Voila! So simple. So delicious. Of course, if you are having company over, you might want to go the extra mile. Still simple. Still delicious. Kicked up a notch!
Did you make this recipe?
Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #thetastesoflifeholisticblog
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 cup green onion, very finely chopped
- 2 ripe Roma tomatoes, finely chopped (cut in half, seeds removed)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- A handful of cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, very finely chopped
- Mash the avocado with lime juice and mix all ingredients together.