This 5-minute guacamole will have the whole family coming back for more. With simple fresh ingredients, you won’t ever want to buy store bought again. I love this recipe for its versatility. We have made this guacamole multiple ways and it tastes amazing every time. Dip it with chips, throw it on your salad, have it for taco night, or eat it with fresh veggies.
I have always loved the guacamole and chips in Mexico when we go. There is something magical and nourishing about eating it by the ocean side. We love homemade guacamole at our house and this version is so much better than store bought and so much cheaper! When all you need is one bowl, a spoon, a knife, and cutting board to make your guacamole you can do it anywhere. Even camping this summer.
Lets talk about health!
Avocados are a FRUIT! I know so many people think they are a vegetable. But they are actually a single-seeded berry. They are loaded with healthy
Cilantro! One of my favorite herbs. I know it wasn’t always this way though. For a long time, I thought it tasted like soap. But guacamole was actually one of the ways I learned how to love cilantro. Cilantro is rich in Vitamin K and A. The vitamin K and calcium content of cilantro can help to build strong bones, teeth, and hair. Vitamin A can help support the immune. Cilantro has also been shown to help chelate heavy metals such as cadmium, aluminum, lead, and mercury from the body.
For this recipe, you can add and omit things for your liking. My daughter doesn’t like onions so we have made this recipe with and without them. You can also add in, jalapeno peppers to give it some kick. I don’t because my girls won’t eat it, lol. But you can also omit the cilantro if that isn’t your jam. But when omitting the cilantro make sure you add some onion to give it some flavor.
You also have the freedom to make this as chunky or smooth as you like. I prefer chunky. But if you like it smooth you can add the avocados into the food processor or blender with the lime juice and pulse until smooth. Then add in your other ingredients after.
TIP: KEEPING YOUR GUACAMOLE FROM GOING BROWN WHEN YOU STORE IT.
Putting plastic wrap or reusable wrap right against your guacamole dip will keep the air from getting to your avocados causing them to oxidize and brown. To do this push the wrap right onto the dips and along the sides of the bowl. Making sure there is a tight seal at the top of the bowl as well. If you just put the wrap over the bowl there is still enough air in there and will turn your dip brown.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!!
With all my love,
Yields 2 cups guacamole
This 5-minute guacamole will have the whole family coming back for more. You won't ever want to buy store bought again! You can change up the recipe to suit your taste buds.
5 minTotal Time
- 3 medium ripe avocados
- 1 medium lime juiced
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 12 baby vine tomatoes
- 1 small handful cilantro (roughly one cup not packed)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Chop red onion, baby tomatoes, and cilantro. You want to make sure the onion is minced so you don't get a large chuck of it. The cilantro and tomatoes can be roughly chopped. Set aside.
- Take Avocados and slice through the middle around pit. Pull apart gently, take out pit, and scoop out the avocado flesh into a small bowl. Repeat for all 3.
- Mashed avocado with a fork and add in lime juice. The lime juice is what helps keep the avocados from turning brown. So it is a must for this recipe.
- Add tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper into the bowl. Mix well.
- Serve with veggies, tortillas, or for a family taco night.
You can add jalapeño peppers if you want to add some heat.