Easy Homemade Guacamole

We make this Easy Homemade Guacamole for appetizers, sandwiches and more! Guacamole made at home is so easy and tastes so much better than store bought!

Not only do we dip a million tortilla chips into this creamy guacamole recipe, but we use it as a topping for Homemade Beef Tacos, crispy fried Quesadillas and even a simple Grilled Chicken Breast!

Easy guacamole recipe with chips

How Do You Make Homemade Guacamole?

If you’ve never made guacamole from scratch before, and I know a lot of you haven’t, you’re not going to believe how easy it is! We buy avocados almost every time we go to the grocery store just so that we always have a ripe avocado on hand.

The great thing about this Easy Homemade Guacamole recipe is that you can adjust the seasonings to use it with 10 avocados or even 1 avocado. Because sometimes one is all you have and sometimes you have a dozen ripe avocados all at once.

Ingredients For Making Homemade Guacamole

Ripe Avocados: Ahhhh, the quest for a ripe avocado. There’s plenty of tips and tricks for getting an avocado to ripen, like storing them in a paper bag or even a super low oven. But we usually just buy a lot and rotate them out to use them up when they are ripe.

Cumin: Cumin and I are friends. We love using cumin in a lot of Tex-Mex recipes but also in simple grilled chicken recipes! Start off with a small amount if you’re not sure about how much cumin flavor you like – you can always add more!

Fresh Garlic: Fresh garlic is a must for making homemade guacamole. You can also add garlic powder but the flavor or fresh garlic is really the best.

Fresh Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice will brighten up the flavor in this creamy guacamole. You can swap out lemon juice too if you have that on hand.

White Vinegar: Vinegar also adds a tangy flavor that cuts through the creaminess of guacamole. You can use any white vinegar you have, champagne vinegar, or basic white vinegar will work fine.

Avocados in a bowl to make homemade guacamole

How Do I Know When An Avocado Is Ripe?

First of all they will be soft to the touch. Again, you don’t want them to be mushy, that will mean an over ripe avocado, just a soft give to the flesh when you grab it. Another way to tell if you have a ripe avocado is to try and flick off the steam. If it flicks off easily and shows a yellow-ish skin underneath then you have a rip avocado!

How Long Does Guacamole Last?

Not long my friends, not long. If you find yourself with a big batch of guacamole that doesn’t get eaten up then there are a few tricks for storing guacamole in the refrigerator so it doesn’t turn brown.

Place the leftover guacamole in a bowl and smooth out the top. Pour a thin layer of lemon juice or lime juice on the top of the guacamole. The acid in the juice will help to stop the oxidation of the avocados, which is the reason why your guac turns brown on you.

Next place a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole, pressing out any air as much as you can. You can then put a lid on your bowl or container if you have one, or place a double layer of plastic wrap over the bowl.

Easy Guacamole recipe in a bowl with fresh pepper and chips

What Can I Add To This Guacamole Recipe?

We like to keep our guacamole pretty basic. Just the flavor of the avocados and a few seasonings really gives you the pure guacamole flavor that we love to scoop up and pile on everything. But here are a few ingredients that make the flavor pop even more!

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Corn
  • Red Onion

Homemade Guacamole on a tortilla chip

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Homemade Guacamole on a tortilla chip

Homemade Guacamole

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

This easy to make guacamole recipe is our go to appetizer! Just a few simple ingredients and those coveted ripe avocados is all you need!

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Ingredients

  • 6 ripe avocados
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste (can substitute cayenne for more heat)
  • 1/21 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice (about 1/2 fresh lime)
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh of the avocados into a large bowl.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, lime juice and white vinegar to the bowl. Mash the seasonings together with the avocados using a fork or a potato masher. Mash the avocados into the consistency you like, either with some chunks of avocado or completely smooth.
  3. Taste for seasonings and serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator using the tips in the notes below.

Recipe Notes

To Store Fresh Guacamole: Place the leftover guacamole in a bowl and smooth out the top. Pour a thin layer of lemon juice or lime juice on the top of the guacamole. The acid in the juice will help to stop the oxidation of the avocados, which is the reason why your guac turns brown on you.

Next place a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole, pressing out any air as much as you can. You can then put a lid on your bowl or container if you have one, or place a double layer of plastic wrap over the bowl.

Properly stored, this guacamole should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: guacamole recipe, homemade guacamole, appetizers, dip recipe, avocados

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