This is the best guacamole recipe ever, because it’s made out of fresh ingredients and love. It is very simple and everyone can do this guacamole at home. You will need just few ingredients: ripe avocados, cherry tomatoes, purple onion, garlic, lime, fresh cilantro and salt.
Guacamole originates from MEXICO and it is traditionally made out of mashed avocados and simple sea salt. By adding lime juice, tomatoes and other ingredients, makes this Mexican dip much more flavorful and tastier.
HOW TO MAKE the best GUACAMOLE
The process of making guacamole is fairly simple. First, you will need ripe avocados.
To see which avocado is ready to be used, will depend on it’s colour and texture. Ripe avocado will have deep brown/green coloured skin, almost black, when ready to use. On touch, avocado has to be slightly soft, but not too mushy. If avocado has green skin and is hard on touch, it means it’s not ripe and not ready to use. When avocado is not ripe, the taste is watery and it’s flesh is hard.
I always prefer to buy avocados green and hard (not ripe) and let them ripe at home. The reason why, is that most of the time avocados sold in grocery stores are not ripe anyways and if they are, it’s overripe. If you buy overripe avocado, flesh is brownish and stinky smell will guide you to throw the avocado in the garbage.
To ripe avocado, place it inside the fruit basket for 1 or 2 days and once the colour of avocado change to deep green/brown and will soften, it’s ready to be used.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE GUACAMOLE DIP
To make the best guacamole recipe you need few fresh ingredients and these are:
- ripe avocado
- onion (I use purple one)
- cherry tomatoes (makes it sweeter)
- fresh cilantro
Once you have all the ingredients gathered together, the first step is to cut the avocado and remove the pit.
How to cut the avocado and remove the pit
Wash the avocado first. With chef’s knife, cut the avocado lengthwise and with your hands slightly twist and pull the avocado apart. Place the avocado (with the pit) on the cutting board and carefully whack the knife into the pit, then twist the knife and lift the pit out. Simple right?
Once the pit is removed, take a spoon and remove all the avocado flesh inside the kitchen bowl. Mash the avocado with fork, leaving little chunks of avocado. Add promptly finely chopped onion, cherry tomatoes, crushed garlic, juice from 2 limes, salt and finely chopped cilantro. Stir it all in to combine. Taste, if needed add more salt. Serve with tortilla chips.
Other ways of using guacamole DIP
Guacamole is mostly used as a dip/appetizer and served with tortilla chips on parties. But it can be also used in various Mexican recipes, such a topping for nachos, tacos or inside the burritos.
How to store the guacamole DIP
If by any chance, you have some leftovers of guacamole, which doesn’t really happens to me often, you can store it in refrigerator up to three days. Unfortunately avocado, like other fruit, does oxidize and start to change its colour overtime. To preserve green colours of avocado dip, transfer the rest of the guacamole dip, inside a small container and place over it plastic food wrap. Push down with your fingers, so the plastic wrap touches the dip. Make sure there is not air bubbles in between the dip and the plastic wrap.
You can also squeeze little more of lime juice on the top of the dip to preserve it and then cover the container with the lid.
BEST GUACAMOLE EVER
- 4 medium ripe avocados
- 1 medium purple onion finely chopped
- 15-20 cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 medium limes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
- Wash and cut in half all 4 avocados (lengthwise). Place the avocado with the pit on the cutting board and carefully whack the knife into the pit, then twist and lift it out.
- Using a spoon, scope out all the avocado flesh into a medium kitchen bowl. Mash up the avocado with a fork, but don't over mash it. Leave a few chunks of avocado, to keep a texture.
- Add finely chopped onion and cherry tomatoes, crushed garlic, juice of 2 limes, salt and finely chopped cilantro. Stir it all to combine.
- Taste the guacamole and season more with salt, if needed or add more lime juice, if the texture is too thick.
- Make sure avocados are ripe and ready to be used.
- You can use white spanish onion, if you like sweeter taste of onion. Purple onion little stronger in taste, then spanish white onion. But I like that little kick.
- If you like to use jalapeño, choose small size, remove the seeds and finely chop.