This is my favorite easy guacamole recipe. I learned how to make it on a trip to Mexico years ago. I love the simplicity – with just four ingredients, the flavors of the avocado and lime really shine through. I've tried many others, but I always come back to this simple authentic guacamole recipe.
This Mexican recipe for guacamole is always a hit at parties and it disappears quickly. I like to serve with fresh vegetables — cucumber slices, carrot sticks, red, yellow and orange pepper wedges, or endive leaves. Of course, it's also great with paleo-friendly tortilla chips.
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Easy guacamole recipe
Making this simple guacamole couldn't be easier. After you mash the avocado (using a potato masher or molcajete makes it quick and easy), just stir in the rest of the ingredients.
The key to this recipe is making sure you have enough lime juice and salt to give it a nice bright flavor. A little finely chopped onion is the only other ingredient you need to add to the ripe avocado. But you can always add a little jalapeno or fresh cilantro if you want to spice it up. Since avocados vary in size, always taste and adjust the seasonings before serving.
If you need to store your guacamole, here are some tips on preventing it from turning brown (although I recommend eating the same day).
The classic way to serve guacamole is with tortilla chips (these paleo tortilla chips are fantastic). But I often serve guacamole as a topping instead of dip. This gluten-free guacamole is good on everything – grilled meat, rotisserie chicken, or fish tacos in lettuce wraps – the possibilities are endless.
How to make guacamole
Want to see how easy it is to make this guacamole? Check out the how-to video for this recipe!
- 2 Haas avocados
- 2 tablespoons minced onion
- 2 tablespoons lime juice or more to taste
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt or more to taste
- diced jalepeno to taste, optional
- Peel and pit the avocados and add to medium bowl or molcajete.
- Add onion, lime juice, salt, and jalepeno if using. Mash until ingredients are combined and guacamole is desired consistency.
- Taste and add more lime juice and salt if needed.