Make a super easy and simple guacamole recipe without salsa or tomatoes! Simply stir avocados, lime juice, and garlic salt to make the simplest Mexican Guacamole! Serve this avocado dip as a spread, side or salad topping-its quick and easy! This creamy dip is packed with “healthy fat” and is numero uno when it comes to, fast!
Mexican Food is one of our favorites! It’s also super frugal to live off beans and rice! Plus, sides consist of wholesome nutrition-packed ingredients like avocados or tomatoes! Even our children love Burrito Bowls and Tacos!
Everyone should have a guacamole recipe to turn to! It’s easy to make and is best dipped with crunchy tortilla chips or a healthy spread over your favorite quesadillas or burritos! Mashed avocados make great toppings for salads and Mexican fillings too! Like any avocado it needs some acidity from a lemon or lime (vinegar if you have neither) and some seasonings like salt to add more flavor. The acid not only boosts the flavors of avocados but helps them from browning too.
Fruit or Vegetable? Avocado is a fruit. Since it grows on trees and has a single round seed in the center, it’s safe to call a fruit. Yea, I know sounds contrary to the green vegetable family.
Moving on, I’ve realized many recipes for guacamole seem to be too fancy from the traditional mashed avocados and sea salt. I’ve seen ingredients like diced tomatoes, onions, fresh garlic, and herbs all in one dip of mashed avocados! Hey, if you’re eating it strictly as a dip I get it, but, if you just need an extra salad topping or side to quesadillas- that’s where this quick guacamole recipe can come in so handy!
I highly recommend this guacamole recipe for anyone! All you need is avocados and citric juice with a pinch of garlic salt to bring this easy and delicious Mexican dip together! Real Mexican Guacamole doesn’t need the sour cream and mayo additives! After all it’s the simple guacamole you see in major Restaurants, anyways!
What is Guacamole?
Guacamole is a Spanish dip originated from Mexico. Made with Avocados this Mexican food became popular in the American-Mex cuisine. Today, it’s considered a dip, side, condiment, and salad topping!
Traditional Guac is made with ripened mashed avocados and salt with the addition of minced onions, lime juice, cilantro, or jalapeños. Although some recipes call for tomatoes, sour cream or different herbs the traditional version remains simple. Mantequilla de pobre on the other hand is a Spanish word for a dip of avocado’s, tomatoes, oil, and citrus juice, which some variations are made of.
Storing and Selecting Avocados:
When selecting avocados at the grocery store, pick firm avocados at the store that will leave soft indents once squeezed. Stay away from mushy and super soft avocados unless you’re planning to use it immediately.
If you buy rock-hard avocados you will need to ripen them yourself at home with a few days in mind.
How To Ripen Avocados?
Leave avocados out at room temperature to ripen. To speed up the process place them into a paper bag with another fruit (apple, banana, or kiwi) as the fruits give off plant hormones to help with the ripening.
Once you get them soft enough for your liking you can keep them stored in the fridge until needed.
How to Cut an Avocado?
- Cut avocado lengthwise around the pit (placed on a cutting board to be secure.)
- Slice into the seed all around the cut, rotating the avocado if needed.
- Gently twist the halves to separate the flesh from the pit.
Can I Add Salsa or Tomatoes?
To make Salsa Guacamole simply add Pico De Gallo or jarred salsa to mashed avocados.
How to Make Guacamole Easy?
To make this popular Mexican avocado salad or dip, simply build the mashed avocados in this order for a quick guac recipe:
- Mash the halved, seeded, and peeled Hass Avocado with lime juice.
- Add the salt.
- Serve with chips, salad or quesadillas!
What Category is Guacamole?
Guac is a popular American/Southwestern/Mexican dish recognized as mashed avocados! Some will eat this Mexican food on Cinco De Mayo or as a healthy and light condiment for summer parties. The Super Bowl Sunday is another big game day that many appetizers are consumed.
It would be considered as an appetizer, side, or condiment as it’s mostly used as a dip, salad ingredient and spread.
How Long Does Guacamole last?
Due to the high enzymes this fruit browns easily! Exposing it long enough in the air can speed up the browning process, making it appear unappetizing. Typically it’s best to consume the same day you make with the exception of up to 2 days in the fridge. The best way to prevent guac from browning is to:
- Not let it sit out too long. Cover the surface tightly with plastic wrap to prevent the air from browning the dip.
- Be sure to add some kind of critic juice of a lime or lemon (or even vinegar.) And squeeze some additional lime juice over the surface if refrigerating.
- Salt well.
What to Serve With Guacamole?
- Tacos, Burritos or Quesadillas
- bread (as a spread)
- grilled food like steaks or burgers
Don’t want to make plain guac? No Problem here is some variations to Guacamole:
- minced onions
- lemon juice/vinegar
- sour cream, Olive oil, or mayo for creaminiess (non-traditional)
- salsa or tomatoes
How to Prevent Avocados from Browning?
The best way to store avocados once they’re seeded and pitted is mixing them with citric juice and covering the surface with plastic wrap to prevent air from browning the spread. Keep cold.
How Does Chipotle Make Guacamole?
Some Fast Food Restaurants make Guacamole Quick like Chipotles Restaurant. Chipotle uses fresh Hass avocados with citric juice, purple onions, cilantro, jalapeños and salt.
- Add minced onions or cilnatro for texture and flavor!
- Stir in diced jalapeños for some heat!
- Use lemon or lime juice.
- Store properly to prevent browning.
How To Make Guacamole:
Simple Guacamole Recipe
- 1 Ripened Hass avocado (halved, seeded, and peeled)
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
How To Make Simple Guacamole:
- In a medium bowl combine the avocado flesh and lime juice.
- Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher.
- Stir in the garlic salt and serve.