Made with 6 ingredients, avocados, tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime juice and cilantro, this Authentic Homemade Guacamole is ready fast!
Whether you're having a party or just want some, this recipe is sure to win over your guests!
If you're looking for more easy-to-make appetizers, make sure you check out my Homemade Queso Dip...made with no fake cheese!
In this post, we'll be learning how to make true homemade guacamole - with all the traditional ingredients like avocados, garlic, onions and tomatoes...yes, tomatoes.
Plus some helpful expert tips to make sure it comes out as smooth and creamy or as spicy as you desire! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.
Then check out my Pioneer Woman Salsa Recipe! Both recipes go perfectly together when you're hosting a party.
Oh and if you enjoy fresh guacamole as much as I do, you might want to try a spoonful on top of a hamburger. Or maybe in place of tomatoes for bruschetta.
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Does authentic guacamole have tomatoes in it?
True, authentic guacamole does not have tomatoes in it. Adding tomatoes seems to be a common ingredient that Americans love.
Authentic guacamole is made with only four ingredients: avocado, onion, cilantro and lime. Adding tomatoes is really up to each individual.
I add fresh chopped tomatoes to this recipe. You can choose to leave them out if you prefer. I also add chopped garlic, again, you can choose to leave that out as well.
How to keep guacamole green
Once you cut into an avocado, it starts to turn brown. And that happens when you make guacamole too. Here are two tips for keeping it fresh:
- Save the pits from the avocados and store them in the container with the freshly made guacamole.
- Or you can cover the guacamole with water, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Then pour off the water and stir when you're ready to serve.
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Be sure to see the recipe card for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
- With a spoon, gently scoop out the avocados into a bowl.
- Then using a fork, smash them into a smooth texture.
- Stir in the tomato, onion, garlic and cilantro.
- Finally add the lime juice to the bowl and mix well.
- Add salt to taste.
- Chill before serving.
- Serve the authentic homemade guacamole with tortilla chips or with veggie sticks. It also tastes great on top of grilled chicken with salsa or a grilled hamburger.
- Of course, you can serve homemade guacamole with tacos, burritos or my favorite taco salad. Try these Guacamole Tomato Boats for dinner.
- Try my Homemade Taco Seasoning for even more flavor!
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Homemade guacamole is best served and enjoyed the same day. Here's how you should store any leftovers you have:
- Make sure the container is completely airtight. Remember, any exposure to oxygen causes avocados to turn brown. And that means the guacamole will also turn brown.
- Store the leftover guacamole with the pits from the avocados.
- As mentioned above, you can cover the guacamole with water and then pour off the water right before serving the leftovers. Don't forget to stir!
💭Top Recipe Tip
Remember the tips from above. If you're not ready to serve this immediately, you can store it in the refrigerator with the pits from the avocados or cover the guacamole with water. Then right before serving pour off the water and stir to combine any extra moisture.
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- 3 ripe avocados
- ½ medium tomato, diced
- ½ small red onion, diced
- 2 - 3 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- juice of 1 lime
- Cut, peel, and pit all 3 avocados, and place them in a bowl. Using a fork, smash them into a smooth texture.
- Add the tomato, onion, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice to the bowl. Mix well.
- Add salt to taste.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2018 with new photos, information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!