Guacamole is definitely my favorite condiment.
I’ll eat it any time of day with almost any meal.
It’s full of healthy fats, which help keep you full. It’s packed with veggies and fiber to help get your daily intake.
It fits nearly any diet plan, so it’s always on the menu!
Use Fresh Ingredients!
Guacamole is best when all of the ingredients used are fresh.
Avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, garlic, lime.
All of it.
Grab fresh whole foods rather than canned or jarred, and you will end up with a much better end product! The chopping and dicing can be tedious, but it is 100% worth it to get the very best guac.
Make sure your keeping things clean! You HAVE to wash your fresh veggies, especially when you aren’t cooking them. Read about why not washing them can be harmful and the best way to make sure they’re clean!
Mashing the Guacamole in Order!
Although you can just throw everything in the bowl and go for it, your guac will end up much better if you take the vegetables structure into account.
If you throw the tomatoes in before mashing, they’re going to get crushed and lose all of their texture. On the other hand, if you don’t throw the jalapenos in early, the flavor and spice won’t get dispersed.
Guacamole Mashing Process
You’ll need a medium sized mixing bowl, I prefer glass so that I can see if there are unmixed ingredients stuck to the bottom, and a fork.
Cut your avocados in half, remove the seeds, and scrape the insides into your mixing bowl. If they’re a little too firm, you can cut them into smaller pieces to help make the mashing easier.
On top of the avocado, add your salt, lime juice, diced onions, and diced jalapeno.
Mash all of the ingredients together with a fork until the avocado has reached your desired consistency.
Sometimes I like to leave mine a little chunky if I’m using it for tacos or fajitas, but if t’s for a dip I will mash it until it’s completely smooth.
After it’s mashed, then you will add in your garlic powder, diced tomatoes, and cilantro. With these ingredients, make sure to stir carefully so you don’t crush your tomatoes of bruise your cilantro leaves.
Once it’s all together, do a taste test to make sure the salt level is where you want it and add more if necessary.
Then you will want to store your guacamole covered in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to give all of the flavors time to come together. I usually make my guacamole at the beginning of my meal preparation so it has time to sit in the refrigerator while I make the rest of the meal.
Storing Your Guacamole
This guacamole recipe stores remarkably well due to the larger volume of lime juice and vegetables.
Store it in a sealed container that is not much bigger than the amount you are storing. Oxygen is what causes avocados to brown, so minimizing the amount or air space in your container will help to keep it fresher for longer.
Yes, guacamole can be frozen!
It freezes best in freezer safe zipper bags. Just add all of the guacamole into the freezer bag, squeeze all of the air out and seal, then pop in the freezer! When you’re ready to use it, you can either let in defrost in the refrigerator until soft, or in a bowl of cold water. Just make sure to give it a good stir and you’ll have the perfect side of guac ready to go!
Easy Loaded Guacamole
- Medium glass mixing bowl
- Cutting board
- Chef's knife
- 2 medium avocados
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1/2 jalapeno, diced can add more or less depending on how spicy you want it
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup tomato, diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- Cut avocados in half and remove seeds. Scrape the avocado out of the skins with a fork and place in mixing bowl.
- Cover the avocado with the juice of one lime, salt, diced onion, and diced jalapenos.
- Use a fork to mash the avocado to your desired consistency.
- Gently stir in garlic powder, diced tomatoes, and cilantro until thoroughly mixed.
- Cover the bowl and let rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Remove guacamole from refrigerator and serve immediately with your favorite dish or chips!
What is your favorite way to eat guac??