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My Best Guacamole Recipe

I've got two ways to make the best guacamole you have ever eaten! The key to this guacamole recipe is not to add lime juice directly to the avocados, instead pickle the red onions with it. The result is a creamy and easy guacample that has ultimate flavor!

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It’s about time I shared with you a life changing recipe for guacamole that I learned just outside of Mexico city. Dessi and I were heading home from a trip to the pyramids, and we stopped at a restaurant called La Gruta. They had the most tasty guacamole I have ever tried, and when I asked them what the secret was, they said “never to add lime juice directly into the guacamole”. You see, lime is a very strong acidic flavor and it can easily overpower the delicate flavor of the avocado.

Instead, finely dice red onions and pickle them with lime juice for 15-30 minutes. Doing so will take the raw flavor away from the onions and provide just the right amount of acid. I have been following this technique for years now and my easy guacamole recipe is better than any other one I have tried!

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Easy guacamole recipe

Here are the steps for making the best homemade guacamole:

  1. Finely dice 1/4 cup of red onions and squeeze over enough fresh lime juice to cover. Allow to marinate for 15-30 minutes. This does two things: removes the raw flavor of the onions and mellows out the flavor of the lime juice.
  2. Scoop two ripe avocados into a bowl along with a shot of really good extra virgin olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Use a large fork or potato mashed to gently mash into a chunky consistency. Trust me – the olive oil adds great flavor!
  3. Now add the toppings of your choice, avoiding watery items that will ruin the texture of the guacamole. If using tomatoes, remove the seeds and chop them. I like to add toasted pepitas, blistered poblano peppers, and chopped mango.
  4. If not enjoying right away, press plastic wrap directly on to the surface of the guacamole so no air is trapped between. This will prevent the top from turning brown and oxidizing.
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Loaded guacamole recipe with poblano peppers, pepitas, and mango.

What Toppings Are Best For Guacamole?

It’s best to keep guacamole simple and let the avocado flavor shine though. If adding toppings, make sure to season them thoroughly and avoid adding watery ingredients. For this easy guacamole recipe I toast some Mexican pumpkin seeds in a hot skillet with oil, cumin, and salt. They add a nice crunch and boost of flavor. I also chop some fresh mangos and season them with salt and chili powder, kind of like Tajín seasoning.

How Long Will Guacamole Last In The Fridge?

Prepared guacamole will only last for 1 day in the fridge, and it best eaten the same day it’s prepared. If storing in the fridge, be sure to press plastic wrap directly to the surface of the guacamole so no air can touch it. This will help prevent the guacamole from turning brown. You store prepared guacamole on the counter for 1 hour before you need to place in the fridge.

How Do I Ripen Avocados?

Place unripe avocados in a brown paper bag with a few bananas. This gas omitted from the bananas will help speed up the ripening process for the avocados. It is best to buy avocados 4 days before you need to make the guacamole and store them in the fridge once they are ripe. You can not place avocados in the microwave or oven to help speed up the ripening process.

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How To Make Guacamole

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, guacamole
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 545 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

I've got 2 ways to make the best guacamole recipe ever. The key is to never add lime juice directly to the homemade guacamole, instead pickle chop red onions with it. The result is a smooth and creamy simple guacamole recipe that does not have a strong overpowering lime flavor.

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Ingredients

Simple guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup red onions finely diced
  • 2-3 limes
  • 1 teaspoon really good extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup tomatoes seeded & chopped
  • Kosher salt

Fancy guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup red onions finely diced
  • 2-3 limes
  • 1 teaspoon really good extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup mango, cubed
  • ½ teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. For the simple guacamole recipe, add the diced red onions to a small bowl and squeeze over enough lime juice to cover, allow to marinate 15-30 minutes. This will remove the raw flavor from the onions. Scoop the avocados into a bowl and add the olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and mash until desired consistency, I like it chunky. Add the cilantro, tomatoes, and much red onion as desired, mix well. Check for seasoning, you may need more salt and/or some reserved lime juice from the onions. If not enjoying right away, press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole and store in the fridge, or on the counter for no more than 1 hour.
  2. For the fancy guacamole, Add the diced red onions to a small bowl and squeeze over enough lime juice to cover, allow to marinate 15-30 minutes. Char the poblano pepper directly on the stove top burner until blistered and charred all over, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a zip-top bag for 10 minutes then remove the skin and seeds, you can do this under cold running water. Finely chop and set aside.
  3. Add the pepitas to a non-stick pan over medium heat along with 1 teaspoon of oil, ¾ teaspoon of cumin, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook until lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and roughly chop.
  4. Scoop the avocados into a bowl and add the olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and mash until desired consistency. Add the cilantro, some pickled red onions, chopped pepitas, chopped poblano peppers. Cut the mango into small pieces and sprinkle over a pinch of salt and chile powder, add to the guacamole and mix well. Check for seasoning, you may need more pickling liquid or salt. Serve with tortilla chips, veggies, or watermelon radishes!

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Recipe Notes

Macros for all of the basic guacamole:
545 calories
16.7 grams of net carbs
29.7 grams of total carbs
61 grams of fat
6.8 grams of protein
19.1 grams of fiber

Macros for all of the loaded guacamole:
740 calories
28.3 grams of net carbs
47 grams of total carbs
75 grams of fat
16.2 grams of protein
24.5 grams of fiber

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61g 94%
Total Carbohydrates 29.7g 10%
Dietary Fiber 19.1g 76%
Protein 6.8g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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