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Creamy and Delicious Guacamole {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Tangy and creamy with onions, garlic, and of course freshly mashed avocado, this Creamy Guacamole is irresistible! Whether we are making burritos, sheet pan fajitas, or just eating with chips, this guacamole is so good and easy to make you won’t need to buy Chipotle Guacamole again.

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Made with just a few simple ingredients, this homemade guacamole recipe is so easy to make, taking less than 10 minutes to prepare.

Serve as a dip with chips, or with 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.
  • Healthy and Flavorful.
  • Takes under 10 minutes to prepare.
  • Kid friendly.
  • Perfect for a Keto diet.
  • Make ahead dip.
  • Rich in fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, E, K, and healthy fats.
  • Our homemade guac is better than Chipotle guacamole.
  • The Best Creamy Guacamole Recipe ever!!
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Main Ingredients

This recipe uses super easy ingredients that can be purchased from a local grocery store if they are not already in your kitchen. Read the Recipe Card for the measurements.

  • Avocado – We use ripe Hass Avocados as they have perfect flavor and when mashed result in creamy and non runny dip. The best way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to squeeze them and see if they have a slight give to them.
  • Lime – Add a nice fresh tangy flavor and brightness to the guacamole.
  • Red Onion Add a nice crunch and mild sweet flavor. You can also use Vidalia or white onions. 
  • Garlic – Fresh chopped garlic adds the perfect spicy and nutty flavor to guacamole.
  • 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.
  • Salt – A touch of salt makes all the flavors pop. We use table salt but sea salt and kosher salt will also work well.
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How To Make Creamy and Delicious Guacamole

Step 1: Chop It, Slice It, Scoop It

  • Chop the cilantro, red onions and mince the garlic; set aside.
prepping the onion, cilantro, and garlic.
  • Slice the avocados in half and then carefully remove the pit. Whack the pit of the avocado with a chef’s knife or any large knife, then turn the knife counterclockwise while holding the avocado in place.
  • Scoop out the insides with a large spoon. 
prepping the avocados.

Step 2: Mash It

  • In a medium bowl, add avocado halves, lime juice and salt. Mash the avocados together with a fork or potato masher, leaving a few whole chunks for added texture.
prepare avocados in a bowl for mashing.

Step 3: Fold It

  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the cilantro, red onions and garlic. For a little of kick spice, add a diced jalapeno pepper or two.
combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

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). It’s also 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 for any last minute seasoning needs.

Serve with your favorite chip or on as a side with tacos, burritos and quesadillas.

time to enjoy this delicious 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.
Creamy and Delicious Guacamole {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Creamy and Delicious Guacamole {Vegan, Gluten Free}

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

Tangy and creamy with onions, garlic, and of course freshly mashed avocado, this Creamy Guacamole is irresistible! Whether we are making burritos, sheet pan fajitas, or just eating with chips, this guacamole is so good and easy to make you won't need to buy Chipotle Guacamole again.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Chop the cilantro, red onions and mince the garlic; set aside.
  2. Slice the avocados in half and then carefully remove the pit. Whack the pit of the avocado with a chef's knife or any large knife, then turn the knife counterclockwise while holding the avocado in place. Scoop out the insides with a large spoon. 
  3. In a medium bowl, add avocado halves, lime juice and salt. Mash the avocados together with a fork or potato masher, leaving a few whole chunks for added texture.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the cilantro, red onions and garlic. For a little kick of spice, add a diced jalapeno pepper or two.
  5. Adjust for salt and acid (lime juice). It's also a good idea to try the guacamole on the chip that you’ll be serving it with.

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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