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4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe {Vegan, Gluten Free}

This Creamy Guacamole Recipe made with fresh ingredients is a better version of Chipotle. Bursting with flavors of tangy lime, garlic and freshly mashed avocado, this better than Chipotle Guacamole is going to be your next family favorite.

4- Ingredient Guacamole Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Made with just 4-ingredients, this homemade guacamole recipe is creamy and loaded with savory flavors. The chunks of raw red onion, the tart flavor from limes and strong taste of garlic makes this kid friendly guacamole highly addictive and comes together in under 10 minutes. 

Serve as a dip with chips, nachos on taco night. For a quick breakfast, spread this healthy avocado dip on bread to make a toast. This guacamole dip will be the life of the party and have everyone asking for more!

Why This Recipe Works?

  • Simple and Quick Dip that is Vegan, Gluten free, Nut free and Oil Free.
  • Rich in Bold flavors of garlic, lime and avocado.
  • Gathers quickly in 10 minutes.
  • Kid’s first choice.
  • Easily scalable and with many variations possible.
  • Make-Ahead Avocado Dip.
  • Our homemade version is better than Chipotle’s.
  • The Best Healthy Guacamole Recipe ever!!

Ingredients

This recipe uses super easy ingredients that can be procured from a local store and most of it would be in your pantry. Read the Recipe Card for the measurements.

  • Avocado – is the star ingredient of this Creamy Guacamole Recipe. We have used the ripe variety of Hass Avocados as they have perfect flavor and when mashed result in creamy and non runny dip. They are dark green in color unlike green avocados and turn purple when they ripe. The unripe avocados will make a bitter guacamole which you might not like. 
  • Lime – We have used fresh and juicy lime and they work best for this recipe for chipotle guacamole. 
  • Red Onion Avocado dip seems boring without the addition of chunky mild sweet spicy red onions. Feel free to use white onions or spring onions. 
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic chunks bring the perfect spicy and nutty flavor to guacamole. You may mash or grind it as well. 
  • Cilantro – Though optional, freshly chopped cilantro leaves add depth to the color and flavor of this refreshing avocado dip. You may also use basil or parsley leaves for this appetizer dip.
  • Salt – A touch of salt makes this dip savory and we have used table salt. If you like flaky salt, feel free to add kosher salt. For adding a spicy touch, you may also add freshly grounded black pepper.
4- Ingredient guacamole ingredients

Equipment

Variations

  • Make-Ahead Avocado Dip: For a celebration next day, you may make the guacamole chipotle dip in advance. Follow the steps to store it in the section expert tips to avoid browning of this dip.
  • Jalapeno Guacamole Recipe: For a crispy addition to guacamole, add the crunchy jalapeno peppers (red or green). They are mildly spicy and blend easily with other ingredients of this avocado dip.
  • Add another spice: To make Spicy Guacamole, you may add red chili or salsa to add the heat. But then it may not be kid friendly.
  • Add another ingredient: You may add tomatoes to balance out the strong taste of garlic and lime. They make avocado a bit juicy too.
Chips and Guacamole

Nutrition In Guacamole

Made with avocado, Guacamole is a healthy Low Carb Dip perfect for people on Keto Diet. Rich in fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, E, K, and healthy fats, Guacamole is good for a healthy heart. 

What To Serve With 4-Ingredient Guacamole?

This Homemade Guacamole can be served with Nachos or chips as a dip. For a healthy appetizer dip, this avocado dip may be served with fresh carrots, celery or cucumber. To have a quick meal, you may serve this super easy guacamole dip with:

How To Store Leftover 4-Ingredient Guacamole?

This healthy guacamole is best when served fresh. For leftovers, make sure to cling wrap it and have the cling wrap touching the guacamole to prevent browning (oxidation). Store in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3-4 days.

How To Make 4-Ingredient Guacamole

Step 1: Slice & Scoop 

  • Slice the avocados in half and then carefully remove the pit and scoop out the inside with a large spoon. 
  • We have found the best technique to remove the pit is to first whack the pit with a chef’s knife, and then turn the knife counterclockwise while holding the avocado in place.
how to cut avocado

Step 2: Mash it

  • In a medium bowl, add avocado halves, lime juice and salt. Next, mash together with a fork or potato masher.
mash the avocados

Step 3: Fold it

  • Fold in the cilantro, red onions and garlic using a large spatula, and if you want to spice it up a bit, add a diced jalapeno pepper or two.
fold ingredients together

Step 4: Taste It

  • At this point, if you haven’t stolen a taste already, now is the time to do so! Adjust for salt and acid (lime juice) and it’s a good idea to try the guacamole on the chip that you’ll be serving it with. 
  • If the chips are on the salty side, you may not need to add much additional salt. 
taste the guacamole

Expert Tips

  • We have found the best technique to remove the pit is to first whack the pit with a chef’s knife, and then turn the knife counterclockwise while holding the avocado in place.
  • It is best to cover your guacamole with cling wrap and let it sit covered at room temperature for an hour before serving, because this will allow for the flavors to fully come together. Be sure to have the cling wrap touching the guacamole to prevent browning (oxidation). Store leftovers the same way in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3-4 days.
  • For knowing if avocado is ripe or not, buy the Hass variety. Its color may vary from dark green to black/ purple. The skin would have a bumpy texture. When you squeeze it, it won’t be very firm. If it’s firm, then keep it at room temperature and it will ripen in a day or two.

What is Guacamole mostly made of?

Guacamole typically has the following basic ingredients: avocado, fresh lime, garlic, cilantro, raw red onions and salt.

Why does 4-Ingredient Guac taste different?

Taste of guacamole depends solely on the flavor of its main ingredient: avocado. If avocados are not ripe enough or are not fresh and made in bulk by the restaurant, the real flavor of guacamole would vary.

What happens if guacamole is brown?

The guacamole turning brown means it’s not fresh. It might taste bitter and mushy as compared to a freshly made green one. 

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4- Ingredient Guacamole

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Creamy and packed with flavor - this highly addictive, super easy guacamole uses fresh ingredients and comes together in under 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized avocados
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 lime, squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Slice the avocados in half. Carefully remove the pit.
  2. Scoop out the inside and place in a medium bowl. Add lime juice and salt. Mash together with a fork or potato masher.
  3. Fold in the cilantro, red onions, and garlic.
  4. Taste and adjust for lime juice and salt if necessary.

Notes

  1. We have found the best technique to remove the pit is to first whack the pit with a chef's knife, and then turn the knife counterclockwise while holding the avocado in place.
  2. It is best to cover your guacamole with cling wrap and let it sit covered at room temperature for an hour before serving, because this will allow for the flavors to fully come together. Be sure to have the cling wrap touching the guacamole to prevent browning (oxidation). Store leftovers the same way in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3-4 days.
  3. For knowing if avocado is ripe or not, buy the Hass variety. Its color may vary from dark green to black/ purple. The skin would have a bumpy texture. When you squeeze it, it won’t be very firm. If it’s firm, then keep it at room temperature and it will ripen in a day or two.
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