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Our Fave Guacamole Recipe – Spend With Pennies

Hands down, this is our favorite guacamole recipe!

Loaded with fresh avocados, onion, jalapeno, tomato, and cilantro, this recipe is brightened up with a dash of lime juice to bring out all the zesty flavors of Mexico!

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  • This easy recipe comes together quickly and can be enjoyed immediately.
  • Serve as a dip, spread, or a dressing!
  • Homemade guacamole can be made smooth or chunky, depending on how you like it!
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Ingredients for Guacamole

Avocados: For perfectly ripe avocados, choose fresh, firm ones without any bruises or tears on the skin. Even frozen avocados work well, once they’re thawed of course.

Mix-Ins: I love to use fresh ingredients in my guacamole. Stir in fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, and lime juice to enhance the flavor and texture. Tomatoes add juiciness and a touch of sweetness, jalapenos bring a spicy kick, onions offer a crunchy texture and sharp flavor, and fresh lime juice gives a tangy taste while keeping the avocado from browning.

Seasonings: Just a little fresh cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper are all that is needed to bring out the buttery avocado flavor.

Guacamole Variations:

  • Stir in a couple of spoonfuls of your favorite salsa or a can of Rotel.
  • Add chopped black olives, corn kernels, serrano pepper, or green chiles.
  • Take it to the next level with a dash or two of taco seasoning or a spicy adobo blend. Even a shake or two of Tabasco will spice it up!
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How to Make Guacamole

  1. Cut, peel, and remove the pit from the avocados (recipe below).
  2. Mash avocados with lime juice (mash them less for a chunky-style guac).
  3. Fold in the remaining ingredients and adjust the seasonings before serving.

We made guacamole in a cooking class in Mexico, and a tip they shared with us was to save the pit of the avocado. Once the guacamole is prepared, add the pit to the bowl to keep it from browning.

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Guacamole Tips and Tricks

Keep the pit from the avocado and store it in the bowl with the guacamole. To prevent leftover guacamole from turning brown (oxidizing), press a piece of plastic wrap over the surface so the wrap is touching the surface. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

My Favorite Things to Serve With Guacamole

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Our Fave Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is a classic Mexican staple that adds flavor and color to a variety of dishes.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

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  • Cut the avocados in half, peel, and remove the pit. Place in a mixing bowl.

  • Squeeze the juice from one lime into the bowl and use a fork to gently mash the avocados. They should be a little chunky.

  • Add the onion, tomato, jalapenos, and cilantro to the avocado mixture and stir to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper and additional lime juice as desired.

  • Serve immediately.

To store leftovers, press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole to limit contact to the air. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Calories: 171 | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine Mexican
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