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How I Make Mexican Guacamole in Five Minutes

Updated on August 5, 2012
Mexican Guacamole
Mexican Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole:

4 stars from 4 ratings of Mexican Guacamole

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: Serves two—easy to multiply in same prep time

The Simplicity of a Great Guacamole Recipe

Of all the authentic Mexican food I learned how to make from my Litah, guacamole is the simplest, yet it is also one of the most versatile. The unique, mildly spicy flavor it brings to simple side dishes and appetizers like tortilla chips or quesadillas, along with how it can enrich the taste of main dishes like tacos and carne asada, cannot be duplicated by anything else (click here for a chart of creative uses for guacamole).

And yet, sadly, there are so many awful versions out there that turn people away. If you have tried guacamole and decided you don’t like it, I highly encourage you to try again with this recipe. I have personally experienced having people who hate guacamole taste this recipe and change their minds.

Welcome. Let’s get started…

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados, figure 1 to 1 1/2 per person
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Diced Anaheim Chili Pepper, (or 2 Tbsp of your favorite salsa)

Alternative Ingredients

Guacamole is a versatile side dish. Try these variations:

  • dried oregano (about 1/4 tsp.)
  • lemon or lime juice
  • fresh tomatoes (diced small)
  • fresh lettuce (sliced very thin)

Notes on the Ingredients:

  • In the truest and most authentic Mexican style, you would not be adding garlic salt and onion salt. Instead they would use powder or simply add fresh ingredients. Because there is no cooking involved, the salts add the best flavor and are also much faster.
  • In order to keep guacamole from turning brown, many recipes add lemon juice. If the guacamole is going to sit out for a long time, this is a good idea, but I personally don't care for the way it changes the taste. If you're going to serve it right away, there is no need.

NOTE: Click here for Complete Video Instructions.

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Removing the Pit of the Avocado for Mexican GuacamolePeeling the Avocado for Mexican GuacamoleMashing the Avocado for Mexican GuacamoleMixing the Spices for Mexican GuacamoleMexican GuacamoleSimple Guacamole in Five Minutes!
Removing the Pit of the Avocado for Mexican Guacamole
Removing the Pit of the Avocado for Mexican Guacamole
Peeling the Avocado for Mexican Guacamole
Peeling the Avocado for Mexican Guacamole
Mashing the Avocado for Mexican Guacamole
Mashing the Avocado for Mexican Guacamole
Mixing the Spices for Mexican Guacamole
Mixing the Spices for Mexican Guacamole
Mexican Guacamole
Mexican Guacamole
Simple Guacamole in Five Minutes!
Simple Guacamole in Five Minutes!

Preparation Instruction for Guacamole with Video Time Stamps:

  1. Video Introduction (0:15): ...a brief overview of the joy of guacamole.
  2. Slice the Avocados into Quarters (2:17): ...remove the stem before slicing. Slice avocado all the way through, then rotate the halves against one another to release one side from the pit. Remove the other with your knife.
  3. Peel the Avocado (3:40): ...peel the skin off of the avocado quarters and put them all into a large bowl.
  4. Mash Avocado with Potato Masher (4:10): ...create a smooth green paste by mashing the avocados with a potato masher.
  5. Mix in Spices with the Avocado (4:54): ...add 1/4 tsp. garlic salt, 1/4 tsp. onion salt, 1/4 tsp. chili powder, and 2 Tbsp. diced chili peppers.
  6. It's ready! (5:30): ...enjoy authentic Mexican guacamole!
  7. Alternative Recipe (5:35): ...presentation of an alternative recipe, identical to the one above except it uses your favorite salsa instead of chili peppers.

The Many Uses of Authentic Mexican Guacamole

Guacamole Use
Notes
Chip Dip
While guacamole with tortilla chips is an awesome addition to Mexican meals, it also goes great with sandwiches or hot dogs.
Burger Topping
Try a new twist on your favorite grilled burgers.
With Steak
A nicely grilled steak with Mexican chili and guacamole is an exceptional eating experience.
With Tacos
Guacamole transforms the flavor of any taco, enhancing it for the better.
With Tostadas
A tostada with a guacamole base is a fresh and simple way to enjoy almost any kind of leftover meat.
With Flautas (Taquitos)
Buy a box of frozen taquitos in the store. Make some guacamole. Dress them up and set them out at your next party--it's a real hit!
On Sandwiches
Guacamole makes a great addition to almost any sandwich. Adding avacado is good; adding guacamole is excellent.
With Quesadillas
Guacamole makes a marvelous dip for cheese, chicken or beef casadias.
With Nachos
Guacamole and nachos are very good friends. Get to know them together if you have not already.

Complete Video Instrutions

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    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      3 years ago from Colorado

      DzyMsLizzy,

      His loss! I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for reading.

      Bert

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Great! I love guacamole, and there's more for me, because my husband can't stand it. But it isn't the recipes' fault; he just does not like avocados to start with.

      Voted up, ++ , starred, shared, and pinned.

    • SheilaMilne profile image

      SheilaMilne 

      3 years ago from Kent, UK

      Thank you for the helpful link. We tend not to find named peppers here so some guesswork is often involved, with interesting results. :) I know what to look for now.

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      3 years ago from Colorado

      Sheila Milne,

      Truly, this recipe remains a staple in my house to this day. Anaheim peppers come in a variety of heat levels, but most are fairly mild. They are grown here in the southwestern United States, so I'm unsure how difficult it might be to find them in the UK. One could easily replace them with some other kind of spicy pepper without affecting the flavor too much.

      I hope you get the chance to enjoy it, and thank you for reading!

      Bert

      P.S. Here's a link to an informational page on Anaheim Peppers, in case you are interested in learning more: http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/glossary/g/Anahei...

    • SheilaMilne profile image

      SheilaMilne 

      3 years ago from Kent, UK

      Looks delicious! What is Anaheim chili? Is it a type of chili pepper or a mixture of some sort? I'm guessing it's fairly mild since you add chili powder too.

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      3 years ago from Colorado

      ubrish,

      I'm pleased you like it! It's still a staple around here.

      Bert

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      ubrish ali 

      3 years ago from Pakistan(Asia)

      Wow! just in five minutes.......amazing recipe is ready

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      NatNat34,

      Enjoy!

      Bert

    • NatNat34 profile image

      Natalie Flores-Henley 

      4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Yummy!!!!

    • snerfu profile image

      Vivian Sudhir 

      4 years ago from Madurai, India

      Sure thing wayseeker, keep them rolling on.

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks, snerfu. I hope you like it!

      Bert

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      Vivian Sudhir 

      4 years ago from Madurai, India

      Great article and lovely dishes, good going wayseeker.

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for stopping in to visit. I hope you enjoy it!

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      idigwebsites 

      4 years ago from United States

      I'm glad we have an avocado tree in front of the yard. I love to eat the fruit raw most of the time but I will try your recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      DDE,

      This is the simplest and most significant addition to many dishes I know how to make. I hope you enjoy it!

      wayseeker

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow! It looks so delicious and and the ingredients must really add a special taste to it.

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      Horatio,

      So nice to hear from you. I'm afraid I don't know how to make real tortilla chips, but I'm eager to find out. Should I come across it, I'll be sure to write about it.

      I most definitely miss the crowd, though the choice was the right one. I'll stay in touch. Keep writing those great pieces!

      Bert

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      Horatio Plot 

      6 years ago from Bedfordshire, England.

      Hi buddy. Great cooking Hub as usual. Loving the Guacamole. You have a wide selection of skills and interests. Now, if you could just do me a Hub on how to make real Tortilla chips we'd be in business. Stay in touch. It's not the same without you...

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      Hey, Amy. Thanks for stopping in. This is actually a re-creation of a hub I wrote in the first week of the apprenticeship, making it a traditional recipe hub instead of a video hub.

      Depending on where you've had it, guacamole can be quite repulsive. This, however, is divine. Of course, not everyone is a big fan, but I think it's worth a try!

      Thanks for reading,

      Bert

      P.S. I still have your meal-planning hub in line to help me get that worked out. I expect to make that happen sometime soon, and I'll be sure to let you know how that goes!

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      Amy Gillie 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      As usual, your hubs are beautiful! I have never liked guacamole, but I haven't had it like this. Perhaps I'll give it a try!

    • wayseeker profile imageAUTHOR

      wayseeker 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      Absolutely, MomsTreasureChest! This is simple and tasty. Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to read.

    • MomsTreasureChest profile image

      MomsTreasureChest 

      6 years ago

      Sounds deliciouso! I love avacado and guacamole, thanks for the great recipe and ideas for other uses for guacamole!

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