This Simple Guacamole is the hit of the party. The key players here are the fresh lime juice and salt mixed into the creamy avocado and garnished with chopped cilantro. Pair it with freshly baked tortilla chips and you have the best, healthiest simple snack!
Do you say Guacamole or Guac? Either way guacamole can be intimidating to make. At least it was for me for far too long! My husband is from Southern California where he was surrounded by avocado trees and he grew up eating fresh guac all the time.
I however did not. So making guac was a bit intimidating. But in true Hilary fashion when I started to make homemade guac I kept it super simple. And wouldn’t you know it’s my husbands favorite! Like he always says, Simple is Gourmet!
So many opt for the pre-made guac at the grocery store because they think making guacamole is hard. So if that’s you, stop buying the pre made stuff and give this a try next time! It really is the simplest most delicious guacamole ever.
As I mentioned above, the key to a successful guacamole is the lime, salt and cilantro. There are a few more ingredients added, but truthfully you could reduce the recipe to just avocado, lime, salt and cilantro and impress anyone.
Now there are 2 kinds of people. Those who like chunky guac and those who like smooth buttery guac. Personally I prefer the smooth buttery guac! Mmm!
Nonetheless, chunky or smooth, this recipe is for you.
So let’s get on to the details.
Ingredients to make Simple Guacamole
- Lime Juice
- Garlic Powder
- Unrefined Salt
- Fresh Cilantro
How to make Simple Guacamole
If you’ve watched my Instagram Reel, you have seen how easy this simple guacamole is to make!
I literally throw things together and I never measure!
For the sake of a recipe I did provide you with some measurements. But honestly this is your time to play chef. To taste test along the way.
I start with small additions and then increase to taste. Truly the best part of making guac is the taste testing, am I right?
I start off by removing the avocado skin and remove the pit. With the back of a fork, smash the avocado to the chunkiness or smoothness preferred.
Spice things up with a little garlic powder, cumin, unrefined salt and pepper.
Next add the fresh squeezed lime juice. Start with a tablespoon and work your way up. You want the citrus flavor throughout but careful not to overpower with too much acid.
Finally add the freshly chopped cilantro. Personally I go heavy on the cilantro, but that’s just me. Again start small and increase to taste.
If you have tasted along the way you know your end product is a success and you’re ready to eat! Enjoy!
Like Onions? Try this Fancy Addition
This is a neat trick for adding onion to your guac. Most times the onion can dominate the taste of guacamole. Which for some people that may be their thing, but most often that is not the ingredient you want dominating your guacamole. However, adding onion does give the guac another depth of flavor.
So depending on how much onion you prefer, finely chop a red onion and place it in a small bowl.
Instead of adding the fresh lime juice straight into the mashed avocado, add the lime juice to the top of the onions in the small bowl and mix them all together.
Let the lime juice and onion meld together for 5 minutes, no longer! Then add all the lime juice and onions to the mashed avocado.
The acid from the lime takes away the harsh and sharp flavor of the red onion, leaving a more mild flavor behind.
This addition still gives you the festive red onion color and flavor but without the dominance of taking over the guac all together.
Let me know in the comments if you give this fancy addition a try!
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Let’s make some Simple Guacamole!
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 1-2 Tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Unrefined Salt
- 1/8 tsp Pepper
- 1-2 Tbsp Freshly Chopped Cilantro
- Remove the avocado skin and pit. Add avocado to a medium size bowl. With the back of a fork, smash the avocado to the chunkiness or smoothness preferred.
- Spice things up with a little garlic powder, cumin, unrefined salt and pepper all to taste!
- Next add the fresh squeezed lime juice. Start with a tablespoon and work your way up. You want the citrus flavor throughout but careful not to overpower with too much acid.
- Finally add the freshly chopped cilantro. Personally I go heavy on the cilantro, but that's just me. Again start small and increase to taste.
- If you have tasted along the way you know your end product is a success and you're ready to eat!
- Garnish with a little more cilantro and Enjoy!
See post for a fancy trick to adding onion if you prefer.
Saves well in fridge tightly covered for 24 hours.