This easy guacamole recipe is a total crowd pleaser and packed with flavor. Throw it together in just a few minutes for a delicious side to any meal.
Is there anything more incredible than a delicious and creamy bowl of your favorite homemade guacamole recipe? It’s such a great snack and you could argue that it’s healthy for you too (although the chips you eat it with may not be- but we like to call that “balance”).
If you don’t already have a favorite homemade guacamole recipe, then take a look at this easy guacamole recipe because it may just become your favorite. I mean, it’s so simple, creamy, colorful, and delicious- how could it not be?
With cilantro, red onion, lime juice and seasonings you have a flavorful chip dip that everyone will enjoy. Just keep this simple guacamole recipe handy the next time you have a fiesta themed dinner night or have friends over to watch the football game. Guacamole is a GREAT party pleaser!
I think something that I love most about guacamole is that you can eat it as a snack, an appetizer or a side dish.
Seriously, if you just want to lounge around the house in pajamas eating chips and dip, it’s all good!
You can serve it up to family and guests while your beef enchiladas are cooking as a simple appetizer to hold everyone over.
You can also place a heaping scoop of it and a handful of chips on the plate next to your tacos and rice.
No one will complain about any of these situations, because it’s all acceptable and good.
Guacamole is such a versatile little dip that packs so much flavor, texture and deliciousness into every bite. The hardest choice you’ll have is trying to figure out which chips you want to serve it up with. Personally, I like tortilla chips because they’re such a classic.
But with so many varieties out there like corn, flour, blue corn, fried, and baked- you may just want to grab whatever is on sale or close your eyes and pick something at random.
This could also help to get you out of your comfort zone and to try something new. You never know what great combination of chips and guacamole you can come up with!
Leftover guacamole (is there such a thing?) can be spread out on a piece of toast and topped with a fried egg. That’s a great way to make sure you get to enjoy every last delicious bite!
How to Make This Easy Guacamole Recipe
- In a medium sized bowl, combine all of your ingredients.
- Slightly mash the avocado as you mix until you get to the texture that you want.
- Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy!
Can I Use Lemon Juice?
While you definitely could, you wouldn’t want to use the same amount as lime juice. If you don’t have lime juice and are simply looking for an alternative, grabbing the lemon juice from your fridge will suffice.
That said, you’ll want to use less than the requested amount of lime juice because lemon is more overpowering.
Your guacamole won’t taste the same, but it will still taste pretty good and with the added acidity, it should keep from turning brown right away too.
How Long Does Guacamole Last?
If kept properly stored in an airtight container in the fridge, you can expect your guacamole to last up to 2 days. Eating it fresher and sooner rather than later is always recommended.
The older your guacamole gets the more discolored it will become. It may even begin to separate a little.
Eating your guac while it’s a little brown in color won’t hurt. Avocados (like bananas) turn brown the longer the insides are exposed to air. As long as you follow the recommendations for proper storage and don’t wait too long to enjoy it, you’ll be fine.
Easy Guacamole Recipe
- 4 avocados peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 1/2 cup red onion minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 limes juiced
- Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Slightly mash the avocado as you mix to create the texture you want.
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