Experiencing table side service in Mexico where the servers made guacamole and salsa in front of you, is what inspired us to create our own fresh and tasty Guacamole Recipe at home. Enjoy this dip at your next potluck, gathering or as a meal for one.
This fresh and tasty dip is made with mashed avocado, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, a drizzle of olive oil and salt.
Pico de Gallo and this flavourful green dip are 2 of my favourite summer time snacks. Having visited San Diego many times, driving over the border to Tijuana for Mexican food plus a few vacations in Mexico, I can honestly say I adore Mexican food!
How do you like your Guacamole
Are you team chunky or team smooth operator?! Over the years I have tasted my fair share of this amazing avocado dip. When I make it there are some days it gets more of a mash, and other days it’s chunky.
There are restaurants and Chefs who will add additional spices to their variations, like Rick Bayless who likes to add chiles and garlic.
Once you get the basics down on how to make it, do not be afraid to experiment and add in your own fun ingredients. One of our favourite unique versions to enjoy in the summer is Blueberry Guacamole!
More than just a dip
One thing I’ve learned by trying to eat healthier is a little goes along way. Making up a batch of guacamole on Sunday night and keeping it throughout the week is how we like to roll using a little bit every day but not eating the whole bowl. That is hard let me tell you.
If you are looking for more ways to use guacamole than just Mexican food, here’s some of the ways we’ve used this tasty dip:
Deviled eggs, as a topper on potatoes (baked is fantastic), to jazz up brown rice, egg dishes, a dollop on top of baked avocados or roasted veggies, on burgers and hot dogs, grilled meats or fish, even as a topper on chili.
Making guacamole at home is easy. Here’s a few tips to help get you started.
- Avocados must be ripe, but not overripe
- White onion is essential
- Save the avocado pits and keep in the guacamole to help prevent browning
- Save the lemon after you juice it and add to the guacamole to help prevent browning
- If you do not have jalapenos use red pepper flakes
Recipes to use guacamole in:
- Simple Chicken Fajitas
- Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Taco Salad Bowls
- Tacos Al Pastor
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- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 roma tomato seeds removed & finally diced
- 1/2 white onion finally chopped
- sprinkle of sea salt
- 1 tbsp jalapeno
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 whole lemon juiced
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- Peel avocados and mash well. Save pitts.
- Gently mix in tomato, onion, salt, jalapeno, splash of olive oil (1 tsp), lemon juice and cilantro. Mix well. Serve immediately with a big bowl of nachos or add pitt, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.