My all-time favorite guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and always the hit of a party.
Grab those ripe avocados, because today we’re talking about my all-time favorite easy guacamole recipe! ♡
I have made this guacamole dip literally hundreds and hundreds of times over the years, and my friends and family always rave about it. It’s made with all of the usual fresh ingredients you would find in a classic authentic guacamole recipe, plus a dash of ground cumin, which I’m convinced rounds all of the flavors out perfectly. But the thing I love most about this guacamole recipe is that the ingredients are all perfectly balanced. It’s not too spicy, not too citrus-y, and it’s perfectly salted so that the avocados remain the stars of the show. (As they always should be a well-made batch of guac!)
Of course, there are a million ways to use put this guacamole recipe to delicious use as well. It’s perfect for spreading on toast and burgers, topping your tacos and nachos, loading up your baked potatoes and deviled eggs, filling your quesadillas and wraps, and serving alongside any number of Mexican dishes. But about 99% of the time, we just serve it up with a big bowl of tortilla chips (plus maybe some homemade salsa and a round of margaritas). And I’m telling you — this guac recipe is always, always a winner.
Let’s guac and roll!
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To make this easy guacamole recipe, simply gather up the following guacamole ingredients:
Avocados: The riper, the better.
Diced red onion: I love the flavor of red onion in guac, but if you would like to make it a bit milder, just rinse and drain the chopped onion in water briefly before adding it to the avocados.
Greek yogurt or sour cream: if you’d like creamier homemade guacamole
Chopped chipotle in adobo: if you’d like a smokier chipotle guacamole
Additional chopped chile peppers: if you would like an even more spicy guacamole
Bacon or chorizo: because…yum
How To Store Guacamole
This simple guacamole recipe actually keeps really well in the refrigerator if stored properly. To store it, just transfer your guac to an airtight container. Then place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the guac, and press it down with your fingers so that the plastic wrap is covering the entire surface area of the guac (keeping the air out, which will help prevent browning). Then just cover, and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
This homemade guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and always the hit of a party. See tips above for potential ways to customize your own guacamole recipe.
3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1 jalapeño, cored and finely diced (add more or less to taste)
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
(Optional: 1 roma tomato, cored and chopped)
In a medium mixing bowl, use a fork or a potato masher to mash the avocados to your desired consistency.
Stir in the jalapeño, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin until well-mixed. (If adding tomatoes, stir them in at the very end.)
Taste and season with extra salt (plus extra lime juice, jalapeño and/or cilantro) if needed.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Storage Instructions: To store this guacamole,cover the bowl with plastic wrap (so that the plastic is literally touching the entire top layer of the guacamole) and refrigerate for up to 2 days before serving.