Easy homemade guacamole is just that - easy! Only a handful of ingredients and you will be making this crowd favorite in a matter of minutes. Avocados, tomatoes, onions and a hint of lime. So simple and tasty, this is the best guacamole dip recipe!
I enjoy guacamole, however, I hadn't ever made it before. It would be enjoyed at a restaurant with the salsa and chips but I never thought about making it myself. It seemed rather difficult.
Oh how wrong I was. Easy Homemade Guacamole is so easy to make and delicious.
- Avacado - made sure the avocado is ripe. See below for tips.
- Tomato - Roma works well for this recipe.
- Lime juice - freshly squeezed is the best, but it is okay to use lime juice concentrate.
- Onions - white onion
- Salt - do not omit the salt!
Guacamole Dip has pretty basic ingredients in it. You can make recipe as chunky or smooth as you would like. It is personal preference.
If you want it chunky, I would recommend NOT using a food processor. (<--this one is like mine) However, if you want it smooth, a food processor is the way to go. You can just mix it by hand if you choose for chunky.
Why add the lime juice
Well, besides it adding that fabulous punch or kick of flavor in the recipe, it helps the avocado from turning brown. Which, as you can imagine, would lessen the appeal of the dip.
Could you add lemon juice if you are out of lime? Well, you can if you must and are in a pinch. However, I would stick with the lime juice.
I would even daresay to make a quick run to the store to grab it. It really is necessary.
Real lime juice from a lime or from a bottle, you ask? Either will work. The lime juice from a lime would be fresher, but I didn't have any limes and had lime juice from a bottle. It worked and tasted great.
This will be instructions for making the guacamole dip using a food processor.
Scoop two avocados in a food processor or bowl. Add salt and lime juice and pulse until smooth.
Add chopped tomatoes and onions to the bowl of the processor and mix until desired chunkiness is reached.
After everything is mixed, you will want to let the mixture sit in the fridge, covered, for at least an hour or two. That action will let the flavors get to know each other and start to get along.
You can serve with tortilla chips, corn or blue.
Store this dip in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days in an airtight container. It is best if you eat it within 24 hours.
Can you freeze guacamole? Yes you can! Store it in an airtight freezer container and it can be stored for up to three months. To thaw the guacamole, place it in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
Yes, this dip will be the talk of the party. And you know what? It is pretty good for you too. If you want another dip to serve alongside this easy guacamole dip, try this cheesy bacon dip. It pairs great with tortilla chips as well!
Easy Homemade Guacamole
- 2 avocados
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 roma tomatoes washed and diced
- ½ cup onion chopped
- Mix avocado, salt and lime juice in a food processor. Blend until smooth
- Add in chopped tomatoes and onion
- Blend well until desired consistency
- Place in a bowl and cover. Place in a refrigerator and chill for at least an hour
- Serve with tortilla chips