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the best and easiest homemade guacamole recipe you need to try!
Woot woot! Hooray for the weekend! There is rarely a summer weekend that goes by that I don’t make guacamole. Not even kidding. It’s just so delicious and for a snack food, it’s pretty healthy! I feel totally fine indulging in a big bowl of guac with my favorite corn chips, especially when I made the guacamole myself and I know it’s free from junk. So not only is my recipe healthy and delicious, it is the easiest homemade guacamole you will ever make!
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What I especially love about making guacamole is that there are so many versions. I myself have an easy version and a more time-consuming version. What I’ve noticed is that while the more time consuming version of my guacamole is technically more authentic, it doesn’t taste all that different from my easy version. I find myself making the easy version, or an in between one almost every time. You also don’t need to really and truly measure anything becuse there’s no way you can mess this up… unless you dump in a tablespoon or salt or something like that. Just don’t do that, and you’re good!
These are the only ingredients that are mandatory:
- 2 avocados
- juice of about 1/2 lime (depends on how juicy it is!)
- salt (link to the only salt that I use! It is clean, unprocessed, and full of so many health benefits!)
- onion powder (optional)
To make a more authentic guacamole, add the following ingredients:
- about 1/4 of a diced onion, preferably red (instead of the onion powder)
- a handful of chopped cilantro
- 1 diced jalapeno
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit, then make cuts in it in a crisscross pattern.
Scoop or squeeze it out into a bowl and add your salt and lime juice. Start with a generous sprinkle of salt and about 1/4 of the lime. Then stir/mash the avocado mixture. Taste and add more lime and salt as needed. I usually end up with 1/4-1/2 lime per avocado, but I like it very limey!
Make sure you don’t overmash it because the chunks of avocado are what really make it taste better than store bought guacamole.
If you want to make a more authentic version and you’re not too hangry to cut up some onion and jalapeno, then go for it! Add your diced onion + jalapeno, and some roughly chopped cilantro; you can even add some halved cherry tomatoes if you’re feeling crazy. Give it a stir and load up your chips.
I promise you that both versions are so delicious. I used to always make it the full on authentic way, but one night I was so tired and really craving it, so I got a little lazy. I realized it was still amazing and much less work, soooo that’s pretty much the only way I make it now! Try making a batch this weekend along with these watermelon mojitos. You will be so happy with your choices!
I’d love for you to try one (or both!) versions and let me know what you think. My husband swears that it is the best and easiest homemade guacamole in the world <3
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