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Authentic Guacamole

This authentic guacamole recipe can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. With just six fresh ingredients, it’s sure to be a hit every time!

A bowl of authentic guacamole with chips.

Do you ever pick out an avocado at the grocery store, and you are just sure that it’s going to be the perfect avocado, but when you bring it home and cut it open it’s all brown and nasty on the inside? I know your pain… and it’s especially painful when you decide that it’s a good idea to buy an avocado for $2.50 when it’s not on sale. Let’s just say I’ve learned my lesson, and now I only buy avocadoes when they’re on sale or I’ll pick up a nice bag of them at Costco!

In all honesty though, does anyone have any fool-proof secrets for picking out the perfect avocado? I usually try to look for avocadoes that are pretty firm, but also have a slight give to them. However, this method sometimes fails me! The struggle is real my friends, the struggle is real.

A bowl of authentic guacamole with chips.

On the flip side, if you do find yourself with the perfect avocadoes, then you need to make this super easy guacamole recipe! And by easy, I mean it’s one of those recipes that you’ll have memorized after making it one time. One of my favorite parts about guacamole is that it’s so forgiving. You can basically add in the ingredients without even measuring them, which is what I’ll usually do and then add more or less salt, lime juice, etc. depending on the taste I’m going for.

Is guacamole healthy?

Avocadoes are packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. So naturally, guacamole is a healthy, guilt-free food, when eaten in moderation of course. The good thing about guacamole is that it’s a lot harder to overeat, compared to sour cream or mayo-based dips, because it contains more filling fiber. What’s not to like about guacamole?

A chip dipped into authentic guacamole.

How long does guacamole last?

Guacamole is obviously best when you enjoy it fresh, but you can store it in the fridge for a day or two. To keep it from turning brown in the fridge, I have a little secret that I’ve learned. All you have to do is put the guacamole in an airtight container and then cover the guac with a thin layer of water before putting it in the fridge. The water will prevent the guacamole from browning. And when you want to enjoy it again you just drain off the water and give the guacamole a good stir!

How do you use leftover guacamole?

Guacamole is one of those wonderful foods that is so versatile! If you’re bored of eating that leftover guacamole with just tortilla chips, I’d recommend getting creative with its uses. Here are some ideas for using that leftover guacamole!

  • Enjoy it on toast
  • Spoon a dollop on scrambled eggs
  • Use it in place of mayo on a sandwich
  • Garnish deviled eggs with it instead of the traditional mayo-mustard combo
  • Top a baked potato with it
  • Add it is a garnish on chili

A bowl of authentic guacamole with chips around it.

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Authentic Guacamole
Prep Time
10 mins

This authentic guacamole recipe can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. With just six ingredients, it's sure to be a hit every time!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocadoes, guacamole, quick
  • 3 avocados
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • dash of salt
  1. Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit and skin and place in a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher or fork until the desired texture is reached.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir together. Taste and add additional lime juice, salt, etc. as necessary.

Recipe Notes
  • Store leftover guacamole in an airtight container with a thin layer of water on top of the guac. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Drain off the water before serving.
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