You can make this healthy guacamole recipe within 10 minutes! Making your own guac is simple, healthy, and incredibly tasty. This recipe is truly fool-proof: anyone can make this guacamole.
The basis for any guacamole recipe is avocados. And who doesn’t love avocados?! We love them. You can always make us happy with a nice guacamole dip with nachos (or more traditional: totopos!). And guacamole is also very tasty on a Mexican wrap (tortilla) or on your Portobello burger.
The other guacamole ingredients often differ. It can be difficult to get the perfect taste sometimes, but that all depends on your own taste. And we’re happy to help guide you!
We traveled around Mexico for six months and have eaten a lot of guacamole there. Guacamole is originally from southern Mexico but can be found all over the world these days.
It is important to use ripe avocados. Finding and choosing the right avocado can sometimes be tricky. Because it shouldn’t be too hard, but it doesn’t have to be too ripe, so too soft. If the avocado is not ripe, so too hard, it will be difficult to mash it for the guacamole. And it’s also less tasty! If the avocado is too ripe, it is too mushy – and brown. You don’t want that either.
It can be useful to get avocados in advance, so you can make guacamole if you have the ‘perfect’ avocado.
How do you find the perfect avocado in the supermarket? Look for a dark avocado and squeeze it gently. If the avocado doesn’t give in at all, it’s not ripe. But if the avocado gives too much, it can be overripe. So in between could be perfect.
You can also remove the ‘seed’ on top of the avocado. If you see a brown dimple, the avocado is no longer good. But if you see a green clear dimple, then the avocado is ripe!
For this guacamole recipe, we use 3 avocados, 1 chili pepper or jalapeño pepper, 1 small (red) onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tomato, and a little lemon juice. If you don’t like spicy food, you can leave the hot pepper or add it in parts, until you like it.
How Do You Make Guacamole?
As we said before, making healthy guacamole is very easy. You’ll be done in 10 minutes! And all you need is a bowl, a fork, and a knife + cutting board.
In a bowl, mash the avocados with a fork and add the remaining finely chopped ingredients, plus a tablespoon of lemon juice. You can season the guacamole with salt, salt, and coriander. We don’t like coriander at all, but if you like it, you can serve the guacamole with coriander.
You can also mash the guacamole with a hand blender, blender, or mortar. If you use the hand blender or blender, the guacamole gets very smooth, the fork-option gives a chunky guacamole. Try both options to see what you like better!
Is Avocado Healthy?
Avocados are full of good fats and minerals, potassium, fiber, and vitamins. These nutrients are good for your health. But it is important not to eat too many avocados because the calorie and fat content of avocado is quite high.
Avocados are water guzzlers and many trees have to be cut down for avocado plantations, making them quite environmentally damaging.
In short: eat nice avocado, but in moderation!
Do you want to grow your own avocado plant? You can plant an avocado pit! Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell when/if your tree will bear fruit. Patience you need anyway: it takes at least 3 or 4 years!
How to Preserve Guacamole
It’s best to eat the guacamole right away when you’ve made it. If you keep guacamole, it can brown quickly. There are things to do about this.
For example, you can put one of the avocado kernels at the guacamole. Or cover the guacamole with foil. Add an extra dash of lemon juice before putting the guacamole away. You can also freeze the guacamole.
Healthy Guacamole Recipe
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 hot pepper (chili or jalapeño)
- 1 small red onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tomato
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- pepper & salt
- Chop the pepper, onion and tomato finely and squeeze the garlic.
- Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pits and twist the two halves apart. Use a spoon to get all the avocado out. Place the avocado in a bowl and mash with a fork.
- Add the chopped ingredients and lemon juice to the avocado. If you don't like spicy, you can add the pepper slowly and taste when you think it's good. Mash together (if you want with a blender) and season with salt & pepper. Serve with nacho chips or authentic totopos. Enjoy!
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