This recipe is for authentic guacamole made with fresh ingredients!Jump to Recipe
So many ways to make guacamole!
I have made guacamole so many different ways- I have at least 4 recipes that I have created. I also sometimes just go crazy and throw in random ingredients as I please (dill pickles? Yes please!) This recipe got the highest approval rating from my husband, however! I sadly have a strong food sensitivity to avocado and haven’t even tasted this recipe (or any of the others!) Shocking, I know! So basically I have to gauge the success of my guacamole recipes by what my husband says. I do know, though, that the ingredients in this recipe, are the most common ingredients found in authentic guacamole recipes, so I can’t be too far off with this one!
Ingredients in this Authentic Guacamole
This authentic guacamole recipe uses basic fresh ingredients with no extra fillers or seasonings. Of course you can feel free to add your choice of seasonings, but that is entirely unnecessary!
I used a red onion, because I find that it is the best onion to choose when consuming raw, but you may choose white or yellow, or even green onion!
Again, there are options when choosing which tomato to choose, but a roma tomato contains the least amount of liquid in it, therefore I would suggest using a firm roma tomato for this recipe. If you use a different type of tomato, consider leaving behind some of the juices so that the guacamole isn’t too runny!
This is pretty straight forward! Just seed them and chop them up! Make sure to protect your hands because hot peppers can burn your skin pretty badly if you don’t handle them properly! (I learned this the hard way in my early 20’s!)
Not everyone loves cilantro, and if you are one that doesn’t feel free to leave it out or substitute with something different (fresh parsley or basil will substitute well here!) You can also adjust the amount as you please.
I love garlic everything, but it has come to my attention that not everyone likes garlic! (Gasp!!!) If you are someone who doesn’t like garlic, then simply don’t add it! If you love garlic, you can even add more garlic to desired taste. I’m someone who likes to use both fresh garlic and powdered garlic together in most recipes, and if that’s your preference you can totally do that as well!
I will never be someone who doesn’t add salt to my cooking and baking, because it really enhances the flavour, but sometimes there are dietary restrictions. The addition of salt isn’t necessary in any dish, of course, so if you are trying to lower your sodium intake, by all means, lower the salt here, but don’t omit it completely. Even a pinch of salt will help here. On the other hand, if you really enjoy extra saltiness, feel free to add a bit more to your desired taste- just don’t go too overboard!
Fresh squeezed lime juice is really going to pull any guacamole recipe together!
I saved the main ingredient for last! You can not skip out on this ingredient for guacamole! You will need ripe avocados here, and sometimes that is not easy to come by, so planning to have ripe avocados is a must , possibly even days before you plan to make this guacamole!
- Keeping guacamole fresh in the fridge can prove to be difficult, even when you are storing in an airtight container. I am here to tell you exactly how to keep your guacamole fresh for up to three days! Pour water over the top! Simple as that! When you are ready to eat the guac, drain the water, give a stir and voila, fresh guacamole! You’re welcome!
- If you like extra spicy guac, use serrano peppers instead of the jalapeno. Or you could choose to add cayenne pepper!
- For this recipe, I use my immersion blender to blend the ingredients. It helps marry the flavours. This is optional, of course. I would suggest that if you are not blending them, you allow the guacamole to sit in the fridge, covered, for at least 30 minutes so the flavours can combine well.
- Contrary to what my recipe suggests, many chefs actually say not to over-mash the avocados and that chunks are appealing. I say do whatever feels and tastes best to you! I still stand by using the immersion blender!
- Immersion blender (optional)
- 2 medium Avocados ripe, mashed
- 1/4 large Red onion chopped
- 1 medium Roma Tomato diced
- 1 tbsp Chopped Cilantro fresh
- 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
- 1/2 tsp garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt or to taste preference
- 1/2 small lime juiced
- Add all of your chopped, mashed and minced ingredients into a small mixing bowl and combine. *Note, if using an immersion blender, don't worry about the size of chopping since it will be blended in the end. If NOT using the immersion blender, be sure to dice and chop finely.
- Once thoroughly combined, add the freshly squeezed lime juice and mix.
- *If using immersion blender* Blend the mixture to desired consistency and either refrigerate or serve immediately!
This summer has had it’s ups and downs in terms of temperatures. Right now it’s pretty hot, but we had a good streak of chilly weather at the beginning of August, and it’s really got me craving some nice hearty SOUP! My favourite soup is my own Split-Pea Soup! I highly suggest you check it out and try it for yourself!
Soon I’ll be posting all my pumpkin favourites, too, because September is coming, and my favourite thing about September is PUMPKIN! It helps soothe the soul when saying goodbye to the summer-for me at least! I’m pretty sure the rest of my family really hates it when I start baking with pumpkin, but I say too bad to that! 😉 Until next time!