Easy Homemade Guacamole

August 04, 2021
Delicious and convenient homemade guacamole recipe.

 homemade guacamole
 I thought of giving some life to this old 2009 guacamole post of mine, since avocados are selling at a song price at the moment in the grocery stores.

What is Guacamole?

Guacamole is a mashed avocado based spread or dip to serve with either corn chips or tacos.

Guacamole, originally from Mexico but one of the much loved side dish all around the world.

 easy guacamole

Ingredients to make Guacamole.

Authentic guacamole would only have 5 ingredients (not counting salt).
Lime, cilantro (fresh coriander), jalapeno, onion and of course avocado.

But there are some guacamole recipe that add some filler like tomatoes (which I did) and garlic.

Traditionally, guacamole was made by mashing avocados in pestle and mortar and add all other ingredients later.




How to Make Guacamole?

With as many as 5 ingredients, you can whip up a good guacamole.

Printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.

1. Avocados

 Avocado

2. shallots
 shallot for guac

3. Jalapeno
 jalapeno for guacamole

4. Lime
 lime for guacamole

5. Cilantro or fresh coriander
 cilantro for guacamole

6. Tomatoes (optional)
 tomatoes for guacamole

7.  Salt
 salt for guacamole

8. Use pestle and mortar to roughly pound shallots and chilli
 pestle and mortar to roughly pound shallots and chilli for guac

How to store guacamole?

Store freshly made guac in the fridge.
Transfer the freshly made guacamole into a clean bowl.

Use cling film over the bowl.

How to avoid the browning or oxidation process in the guacamole?

I usually placed the saved avocado seeds back into the guacamole, it does the trick for at least a couple of hours prior to serving.

When kept overnight in the fridge, the top layer of guacamole change to brown, which means oxidation has taken place!!!
My bad :(

 easy guacamole recipe

How to overcome the problem?

One of the solution is cover the cling film over guacamole, so the guacamole top surface does not comes in contact with air.

Or you may adopt the same hack when I made my pesto sauce.
Level up the guacamole surface, then drizzle some oil to cover the surface, so that air will not come into contact with guacamole.

Pour out the oil layer when you are ready to serve guacamole.

Other recipes that are good to eat with guacamole 

Fish Taco
Beef, beef and corn tostada


 guacamoñe



A short video on How To Make Guacamole




Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole Recipe
Yield: 6
Author: Lisa Ho
Prep time: 20 MinTotal time: 20 Min
Delicious and convenient homemade guacamole recipe. Nothing is better than freshly made guacamole to serve with corn chips or as taco topping.

Ingredients

Ingredients for guacamole
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 small shallots (medium size if you prefer the zing taste of shallots)
  • 1 jalapeno chilli (2 for extra bite)
  • 1 handful grape tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 lime 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander (cilantro)

Instructions

  1. Use pestle and mortar and roughly pound shallots, chilli and 1.2 teaspoon salt
  2. Halved grape tomatoes and deseeded, then chopped
  3. Chopped fresh coriander / cilantro
  4. Halved, deseed avocado and scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash with fork.
  5. Add pounded shallots and chilli, chopped grape tomatoes, chopped coriander / cilantro and squeeze lime.
  6. Add another 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  7. Mix them all and add more sat if needed.
  8. Serve guacamole with corn chips, or dollop onto tacos, burritoes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

213.66

Fat (grams)

15.58

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.24

Carbs (grams)

13.68

Fiber (grams)

5.76

Net carbs

7.92

Sugar (grams)

2.46

Protein (grams)

7.84

Sodium (milligrams)

690.04

Cholesterol (grams)

16.80
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Delicious and convenient homemade guacamole recipe. Nothing is better than freshly made guacamole to serve with corn chips or as taco topping.

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