The most incredible Mexican Guacamole. An authentic homemade version that uses real Mexican avocados, lime juice, garlic, tomato, onion, salt, and cilantro for traditional Latin flavors. Top onto your favorite Mexican dishes like this Instant Pot Beef Taco Bowl, or serve Guacamole dip as an appetizer with chips and Mexican Queso Dip. A quick authentic Mexican recipe made with fresh ingredients in just 7 minutes!
Guacamole originated in Mexico. The original Mexican recipe uses just avocados and very little lime juice. I’ve visited Mexico and the real Mexican way is a super smooth, velvety fresh avocado dip without any additional ingredients. Furthermore, it’s served at nearly every meal. It’s extremely popular in the United States, too. It’s easy to make and healthy which makes it a convenient recipe to serve.
In the United States, you can order “tableside guacamole” at any authentic Mexican restaurant. It’s made with fresh avocados and pico de gallo which includes a little tomato, lime, onion, and cilantro.
HOW TO SERVE GUACAMOLE
Guacamole is a versatile Mexican staple. The avocado topping can be served on top of tortilla soup, Mexican nachos, burritos, Ranch Beef Tacos, and as a sandwich spread. Serve it as a Mexican appetizer dip with tortilla chips with my authentic Mexican Queso Dip. It’s the perfect Mexican sauce to add flavor to Mexican dinner recipes.
Everyone loves real guacamole and today, it’s served as a dip for any party or Mexican feast table spread. Serve it with fresh veggies or fried corn tortilla chips. Avocados are high in fiber and fat, which means that your guests will easily fill up on guacamole dip. Serve it with this Mexican Street Corn for a truly delicious combination.
The BEST guacamole is made with a variety of fresh vegetables, and herb. I like to mash the avocados slightly leaving it chunky. Bring this authentic and classic guacamole dip to a fiesta along with these Mexican Churro Cupcakes.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF AVOCADOS
To make this Mexican guacamole topping keto, skip the onions, and tomatoes. My real original guacamole never has any added refined sugar. Skip store-bought guac and make your own at home if you are following the keto or paleo diet.
Equally important, fresh Guacamole is gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and sugar-free. Corn tortilla chips are also gluten-free if you want to serve this Mexican staple as a healthy appetizer dip for Cinco de Mayo with celery or carrot sticks.
FRESH GUACAMOLE INGREDIENTS
Avocado – Avocados are the base to this classic Mexican topping. Cut them in half and remove the pit. Then scoop out the inside with a spoon and add it to a bowl. Chunky Guacamole is my go-to appetizer for a party.
Lime – Lime adds more flavor with its tangy acidic taste. You can’t go wrong with lime but lemon will work as well if that’s all you have on hand. The addition of lime will also prevent the avocados from turning brown for several hours. The enzyme in avocados causes it to oxidize when exposed to air.
Tomato – Roma tomatoes add a little acid to this Guacamole. They are packed full of flavor and it’s perfect for this recipe.
Onion – Onions add a little crunch and their flavor pairs perfectly with avocados.
Cilantro – I always say that fresh cilantro is an option when making homemade guacamole. It’s not for everyone. That said, chop up a tablespoon or two of fresh cilantro to add a truly traditional Mexican taste. Simply skip adding cilantro if you truly don’t care for it.
Salt – Adding salt to avocado guacamole helps to bring out the flavors and brighten them. Add salt to your liking with this recipe.
Garlic – Mince garlic clove and add it for additional flavor. For more heat, chop jalapeno and stir it into the healthy guac dip.
HOW DO YOU STORE GUACAMOLE
Again, to store homemade guacamole, you’ll want to add in some acid like lime or lemon juice. This will slow down the process of the avocados oxidizing. Because avocados are notorious for turning brown once they are exposed to air, the lime juice will allow for several extra hours of protection. If you are storing leftover guacamole dip, use cling wrap to cover it. Push the cling wrap onto the guacamole so that air is not trapped between the two. The air is what causes the avocados to turn brown.
HOW TO PICK OUT AVOCADOS – Gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. The avocado should yield to gentle pressure. If the avocado give in too much, try another one until you find one that’s not too hard or soft.
HOW TO RIPEN AVOCADOS – To speed up the ripening process of an avocado, simply store it at room temperature in a closed brown paper bag. Add in a kiwi or apple to speed the process up even more. Once they are ripe and yield to gentle pressure, store them in the refrigerator.
HOW TO PREVENT AVOCADO FROM RIPENING – Refrigerate only soft or ripe avocados. This will help to slow the ripening process. If you bought ripe avocados from the grocery store, store them in your fruit bin in the refrigerator until they are ready to be used.
- 5 ripe avocados (they should be slightly soft)
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 1/2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1-2 limes)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro, optional to taste
- Halve the avocadoes. Take out the pits. Scoop avocado into bowl.Add roma tomatoes, white onion, garlic, lime juice, salt, and cilantro. Mash with fork or potato masher until chunky and combined. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.