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November 12, 2013
Taste of Home
This guacamole features fresh salsa and can be made in five minutes.
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- 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
- 1 Tablespoon salsa
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 1/*4 Teaspoon salt
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; serve immediately.
Calories Per Serving55
Folate equivalent (total)27µg7%
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5-Minute Chunky Guacamole
Make this delicious dip when avocados are plentiful and cheap. Don't be tempted to buy them if they're really soft because when avocados are over-ripe they develop an unpleasant turpentine-like flavor. Serve as a snack with store-bought or homemade tortilla chips or raw vegetable crudités.
Easy Guacamole Recipe
How do you like your guacamole? Chunky, spicy, creamy or mild? Personally, I love a zesty and chunky guacamole with a hearty amount of lime juice and a just bit of spice. My favorite way to enjoy guacamole is on some salty chips. I could pile it on these Jalapeño chips from Food Should Taste Good and be one happy lady. It is also a great garnish for favorites like Buffalo Chicken Tacos, Nachos, etc. I don&rsquot know that I have ever met a food that didn&rsquot pair well with guacamole?!
Football season is officially over with the Denver Broncos beating the Panthers in the Superbowl last night. Now that you don&rsquot have game-day as an excuse to sit in front of the TV and fill your face with delicious comfort food like this easy guacamole recipe, I am confident you will find a good reason elsewhere.
With the warmer months right around the corner, you can stash this recipe away for grill outs and beach parties. The idea of warm weather being here soon makes me VERY happy! Ok, but maybe I am getting a bit ahead of myself seeing it is only February. Warm weather or cold weather, there is always a good reason for guacamole!
Here’s a little trick I learned from the produce guy at Publix. If you run to the store at 1pm looking for avocados for dinner tonight (ahem), and they only have unripe ( hard) avocados you can still make guacamole.
Take the hard avocados and place them in a Ziploc or plastic produce bag. Seal the bag shut. Place the bag in a sunny, warm spot or on the dryer while the dryer is running.
In a few hours the avocados will soften up. It takes about 3 hours and you need a really warm spot to make this work, but it does soften them up enough to make guacamole in time for dinner.
The Best Easy Guacamole Recipe (Quick, Fresh & Authentic)
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This Homemade Guacamole recipe takes just 5 minutes to make and is totally foolproof! A healthy, flavorful Mexican dip that is perfect for entertaining and snacking.
Guacamole is the go-to party dip for good reason. It pairs perfectly with tortilla chips and is creamy, delicious and best of all, so easy to make! All you need is one bowl, a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to whip it up.
Pro Tip: The key to making perfect guacamole is to use ripe avocados. The avocados should be dark green in color and should slightly yield to pressure. If the avocados are light green and feel hard when you squeeze them, they are not ripe yet. If the avocados are dark green but feel very soft, they may be overripe and will not taste good.
5-Minute Guacamole Recipe
Ever find out that you are having guests at the very last minute- as they’re pulling into your driveway, perhaps? If you have lemon (or lemon juice) and avocados in your home then you’ve got an instant appetizer (or as close to instant as you can get and still have it taste good!) Plus it’s made mostly of avocados, with has numerous health benefits- even Huffington Post raves about them!
Guacamole is a favorite appetizer for just about anything in my family. It’s delicious, fast and easy to make, healthy, cheap (especially if you but your avocados on sale) and everyone likes it!
Here’s what you need to make this winning Guacamole:
1 Garlic Clove*, minced
2 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp. Salt
Juice of half a lemon (or 1.5 Tbsp. Lemon Juice)
1/2 tsp. Olive Oil
*Note: If you are not a big fan of garlic replace the garlic and salt with a 1/2 tsp. of garlic salt. It will give it a bit of garlic flavor but won’t be very strong.
1. Slice avocados in half and pull out pits. Scoop avocado into a bowl and mash together.
2. Add garlic, cilantro, salt, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix together. Serve with chips or to be extra healthy, serve with gluten-free crackers.
Keep your Guacamole green: An “old wive’s tale” states that if you keep the avocado pit with your guacamole it will stay green longer and won’t brown. This is not true , but it’s a fun tidbit either way.
Fresh lemon does the trick of keeping the avocado green and fresh. If you have leftovers and want to save it for the next day then take plastic wrap and place over the dish. Push down on the plastic wrap so that it comes into contact with the guacamole on all sides. This will protect it from oxygen, which even with lemon juice (or pits) will brown the avocado over time. Store in the refrigerator and eat within 24 hours.
2 Thoughts on &ldquo 5-Minute Guacamole Recipe &rdquo
Are we soul mates? I love guacamole SO much. There is a cute little Mexican restaurant in Waseca. We should probably do a photo walk there and stop for some guacamole! :)
Of course we are! and of course we should go and eat Mexican food until we can’t move!! We went to Madelia recently and had some pretty fantastic margaritas there, not to mention the yummy food! have you ever had a mango margarita- mmm
Authentic 5-Minute Guacamole
Today I have a recipe for a truly classic dip. You are going to go wild for this authentic 5-minute guacamole. Today’s post is sponsored by Josie’s Organics.
I am obsessed with guacamole and make it all the time for Mexican night at my house. Not to toot my own horn, but I make a BOMB guac.
You will only need a few simple ingredients: avocado, cilantro, lime, tomato, onion, jalepenos, and garlic! Freaking YUM!
I used the fresh, pre-washed organic arugula for my authentic 5-minute guacamole from Josie’s Organics, an amazing all organic company that grows their produce in the fertile California Valley.
Their family farming business dates back to the 1920’s, when two young Swiss immigrants, Sebastian and Josie Braga decided to start growing beets, tomatoes, onions, hay and corn.
Today, three generations later, the organic family farming tradition is being kept alive! Josie’s Organics harvests over 25 varieties of USDA certified organic veggies.
I love their inspiring story and love supporting them by buying their produce!
If I see Josie’s Organics in the grocery store, I snatch it up real quick because it’s truly such fresh produce. You can find their produce at stores like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Sprouts and many more.
Josie’s Organics doesn’t use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on their farms. This is so important!
Be sure to look out for Josie’s Organics in your local store! Use their store locator here!
How do I prevent the guacamole from turning brown?!
When you store it in the fridge, leave 1 avocado pit in the container and squeeze extra lime juice over top, this should prevent it from browning!
I don’t like tomatoes, can I leave them out?!
Sure! You can omit the tomatoes and it will still be so yum.
What can I pair with this guacamole?
Chips, veggies, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, homemade burrito bowls, salads, etc!
What kind of chips do you recommend?
I love cassava grain-free chips, they’re delicious and made from cassava root flour instead of corn. Easier to digest.
My fiance loves guacamole and it makes him so happy whenever I make it. We love having Mexican themed dinners with homemade lentil tacos, burrito bowls and taco salads…this authentic 5-minute guacamole is the perfect addition.
This authentic 5-minute guacamole is:
In addition, your friends and family will be SO impressed with you if you cook this for them and don’t forget to look out for Josie’s produce in the store. It’s organic, fresh and always the best.
Make this for potluck, for your friends and family, for game night or even for a chill night in!
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Let’s talk about 5-minute Guacamole health!
Avocados are a FRUIT! I know so many people think they are a vegetable. But they are a single-seeded berry. They are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fat, to make your heart happy and skin glow. Avocadoes have more potassium than a banana! Potassium is a mineral that functions as an electrolyte and helps us regulate our fluid balance. Avocadoes aren’t only good to eat they can be as skin and hair masks due to their antioxidants, amino acid, and oils.
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 flavour.
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 flavour.
You also have the freedom to make this as chunky or smooth as you like. I prefer chunky. But if you want your guacamole 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 cover directly onto the guacamole 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 container, there is still enough air in there to turn your guacamole brown.
- Pro tip: Guacamole is best served immediately to prevent oxidation, but if you make it a few hours ahead, reserve the pits from the avocados and nestle them into the guacamole and cover with plastic wrap.
- Fresh guacamole will keep up to 3 days in an air tight container, but it will brown from oxidation. The unappetizing brown layer may be scraped off of the top with a knife before eating.
- This recipe was modified in February 2021. The video reflects the original recipe, which included red onion, jalapeño and tomato. Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your tastes!
How to make Guacamole at home
Making this beautiful avocado dip at home is super easy. This is how we do it:
- Prepare all the ingredients for the chili paste: Chop the shallot, garlic, coriander, and jalapeño
- Combine and crush the chili paste in the mortar, add the lemon juice and crush to get a rough paste
- Remove the avocado stones and mash it using a fork
- Combine everything in a bowl and season with olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper
- Serve with your favorite snack
5 minute guacamole recipe
Rumble / Delicious Recipes — This guacamole dip is SUPER easy and takes literally 5 minutes to make. It&aposs one of my FAVS. What you&aposll need to make the homemade guacamole dip is just 5 ingredients!
First scoop out the avocados, removing the skin and pit. Put them into a large bowl.
Add salt, pepper, diced tomatoes and onions. MIX MIX MIX. Add in lemon juice, then hot sauce. If you want to make it spicier, add in jalepenos.
THAT&aposS IT. So simple, so easy and most importantly, SO GOOD.
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