With a few simple ingredients, you can make the perfect guacamole recipe in 5 minutes that is fresh, delicious, and just like you’d get at a restaurant.
How to Make the Perfect Guacamole Recipe in 5 Minutes
Perfect guacamole is fresh, quick, and easy to make with a handful of ingredients. The freshest guacamole is the one with no artificial ingredients. Less is more where guacamole is concerned.
Fresh ripe avocados.
The foundation for perfect guacamole is avocados. Fresh ripe ones that yield to pressure when squeezed. If the avocado is too soft, it will be brown inside. Since avocados are the most important part of good guacamole, I always buy a few more than needed to make a batch. If a few are too ripe, then I’ll still have enough. Allow for this, as even a well trained produce expert can’t always judge an avocado by its cover (or its firmness).
Fresh cilantro is key to good guacamole. It doesn’t take much at all, as cilantro goes a long way with just a few chopped leaves. Not only does the cilantro add the traditional Mexican flavor; it is also a lovely garnish to the finished guacamole. I use fresh cilantro for this Chuy’s creamy jalapeno dip copycat recipe. It is FABulous!!!
Fresh limes are so important in guacamole. Fresh lime juice helps keep the avocados from browning. If you store leftover guacamole in the fridge, a good squeeze of lime juice to cover the top will help it stay green longer. Fresh lime juice, like cilantro, adds a critical flavor to most all Mexican cuisine. It is the acid that gives flavor and balance. Limes, like cilantro, make a great garnish to finish guacamole.
Salt, salt, and more salt.
Nothing is more crucial to most food than salt. It turns bland into flavorful on almost every food imaginable. For the guacamole, I use kosher salt and garlic salt. Salting is a process, as it is better to salt and taste in stages rather than all at once. Taste as you go. You will know when it is perfect for you.
A touch of tomato & onion.
If you prefer a big tomato and onion in your guacamole, you might enjoy my little trick. I use a tablespoon or two of fresh salsa (drained) to kick up my guacamole with a touch of tomato and onion flavor. Garden Fresh is a brand that I love. Any fresh salsa will work.
Salty crunchy tortilla chips.
Serve this fresh, yummy guacamole with your favorite tortilla chips. My favorites are Tostitoes scoops (I can fill them with guacamole) and Late July tortilla chips. In my opinion, the saltier the chips, the better. In fact, Zane and I both ALWAYS salt our tortilla chips when we are dining in our fave Mexican restaurants. We love salt!!!
Tools that help make this easier.
I use this 3-in-1 avocado peeler that halves, pits and slices avocados easily. I also use a lime juicer to squeeze fresh lemon juice from limes. This tool is super handy, as limes are firm and hard to squeeze by hand. The molcajete bowl is on my wish list.
This really is one of the easiest and yummiest guacamole recipes you’ll find. Let me hear from you if you try this! Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!
- 5 medium ripe avocados
- 2-3 fresh limes
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh salsa, drained
- garlic salt to taste
- kosher salt to taste
- Peel & dice avocados; place into bowl.
- Sprinkle avocado with kosher salt and garlic salt; mix avocado gently with a fork to get salts incorporated.
- Add salsa and cilantro; gently mix.
- Mix gaucamole with avocado masher or a fork until desired consistency.
- Taste and add more salt (and lime juice) until it is perfect (for you).
- Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Squeeze fresh lime juice over leftover guacamole.
Store in fridge with plastic wrap pressed onto surface of the guacamole.
Nutrition InformationYield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 336Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 0mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 15gSugar 2gProtein 4g