Easy Guacamole Recipe (One Bowl)
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The best, healthy, quick and easy guacamole recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot or bowl. Loaded with fresh avocados, jalapenos, onions and cilantro. Flavored with lime juice, cumin, garlic.
The creamy avocado based dip combined with the the tangy lime juice and spicy jalapenos make this the best dip for any game day party or Taco Tuesday and even Cinco de Mayo. It’s very popular in Mexican cuisine and is just as delicious as my salsa recipes such as Salsa Verde (Blender) and Corn Salsa (One Bowl) and Mango Salsa (One Bowl).
How to make guacamole dip?
- Prep bowl– In a medium size mixing bowl, add avocados.
- Mash it– Use a fork to mash them. Don’t make them super smooth, leave some chunks.
- Add remaining ingredients for flavor– This includes jalapeno, onions, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, cumin powder, garlic powder and mix until combined.
- Enjoy! Serve immediately and dig in!
What to serve with best guacamole recipe?
It’s best served with tortilla chips but you can also serve with pita chips, crackers, pretzels and even fries and potato wedges.
What do you use homemade guacamole for?
Use it as a dinner/ main course topping in burrito bowls, tamales, burritos, enchiladas, tostadas, nachos and especially tacos such as Shredded Chicken Tacos (One Pot). Serve it atop grilled or baked chicken, beef/ steak, fish, pork, shrimp, or even eggs. You can also mix it into boiled pasta to make avocado pasta or add it on top of Cheesy Taco Pasta (One Pot).
Mix it to your favorite salad dressing to make a creamy version.
Use it as a spread in sandwiches, wraps and quesadilla and even Grilled Cheese Sandwich (One Pan).
Variations and Add-ins
Spicy chipotle guacamole– Add chipotle peppers for a spicier version.
Add salsa- Mix in a little bit of your favorite salsa. It can be homemade or store-bought.
Add tomatoes– Some people like to add them for an added flavor. However, juicy tomatoes tend to release juices/liquid, which can often thin out this dip.
Make it less spicy– De-seeding/de-ribbing the jalapeno peppers will help with this, while still giving it a subtle spice.
Add fruit– Such as pomegranate seeds, pineapple, or mango chunks for a sweet and spicy version.
Add seeds– Such as toasted pepitas for a little crunch.
Add vegetables– Such as grilled or charred corn, roasted red peppers, or even kale.
Add bacon– This gives a smoky salty flavor.
Grill avocados- Do this before chopping them and use them in this recipe.
Add cheese– Top it with shredded cheddar cheese, pepper jack, Monterrey jack cheese or a Mexican cheese blend.
Try other herbs– I only used cilantro but use whatever fresh herbs you like for a different flavor profile.
Tips and Techniques
Why does guacamole turn brown? How to keep it from turning brown? Is it safe to eat it after it turns brown? It turns brown when the avocado is exposed to air and it begins to oxidize, just like apples and bananas. You can still eat it, but it doesn’t look very appetizing. In order to prevent this from happening, keep it covered in an air-tight container until you are ready to serve. Also, the acidity in the lemon juice and lime juice helps to prevent it from browning. Furthermore, some people recommend pressing plastic wrap or saran wrap very closely against the surface of the dip to keep the air out in a very tight seal, which also prevents browning.
Can you freeze guacamole? Yes, you can freeze it in a sealed container for up to 1 month for later use. Thaw it in the fridge overnight when you are ready to use it again.
Choosing the perfect avocado– Pick a ripe avocado that has a slight give when you squeeze it. Too soft means it’s overripe and too hard means it’s not ripe enough. Make sure it doesn’t have brown spots or dents on it.
Finely chop ingredients– This is especially with regards to onions, cilantro and jalapenos so that they blend together smoothly and evenly, creating create a balanced flavor in each bite.
Adjust amount of seasonings– This is based on your preference. Add more or less of whatever you like or dislike,
More One Pot Appetizers and Dips
- Spinach Artichoke Dip (One Bowl)
- Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe (One Pot)
- Homemade Veggie Dip (One Bowl)
- Creamy Dill Dip (One Bowl)
One Pot Guacamole Recipe
- In a medium size mixing bowl, add avocados.
- Use a fork to mash them. Don't make them super smooth, especially if you like your guac a little chunky like we do.
- Add jalapeno, onions, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, cumin powder, garlic powder and mix until combined.
- Sprinkle some red chili flakes on top (Optional) and enjoy!
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a bowl, covered in saran wrap in the fridge for up to 2 days. Make sure the plastic is touching the top layer to prevent it from becoming brown.
Happy cooking everyone!