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Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Updated on October 19, 2017
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Nothing shouts summertime better than guacamole, homemade salsa and a tropical drink!

The main ingredient of any guacamole recipe is the avocado which is a creamy, buttery, nutty fruit that grows on trees. With 7 grams of fiber and the good kind of fat, it's a great addition to your diet. They are also high in beta-sitosterol which has been proven to lower cholesterol levels.

You can make this easy recipe and use it as a dip with your favorite chips or as a spread on sandwiches and wraps.

In addition to an easy recipe, in this article you'll find:

  • handy kitchen tools to make working with an avocado easier
  • tips for choosing and storing avocados
  • suggested recipe add-ins to liven up your guacamole
  • a recipe to make your own tortilla bowls also known as taco salad bowls in which you can serve your homemade guac
  • how to cut an avocado video
  • nutrition facts

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My favorite tool for making guacamole is my absolute favorite kitchen tool - my magic bullet! I've had blenders, juicers, and food processors, and none compare to my magic bullet, I love it!

You can make this recipe by hand, in a food processor, or in a magic bullet; whichever works for you. If you decide to use a food processor or magic bullet-like appliance, be sure to pulse and check your guacamole often to get your preferred consistency - it's easy to make it too creamy very quickly! The best suggestion I have is to pulse two to three times then check, keep doing that till you achieve the perfect consistency for your recipe.

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A sure sign that avocados are a popular American food is the amount consumed on Super Bowl Sunday - 53 million pounds of avocados are used in dip recipes, on sandwiches and in salads on Super Bowl Sunday! I'm sure we're consuming almost as much during the summer months when avocados are appearing more and more in our homes and restaurants in great salad recipes and as sandwich spreads. The avocado is now even being served at quick food places like Subway.

Tips

  • Avoid browning by storing with a layer of plastic wrap pressed over the top of your guacamole before covering the dish with foil or a lid.
  • Sprinkle lime juice or lemon juice on sliced avocado to keep it from turning brown as you serve your dip.
  • Use ripe avocados.
  • After removing the pit, use a large serving spoon to scoop the avocado out of it's peel, then slice, chop or mash the avocado for your recipe.

Recipe Add-Ins

The recipe below is for a basic guacamole but feel free to doctor it up with some of your favorite ingredients. Here are some suggestions for items to add to your basic recipe:

  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • bacon
  • black beans
  • roasted corn
  • chopped jalapeno peppers
  • dried cranberries
  • olives
  • shrimp
  • feta cheese
  • pistachios
  • pomegranate seeds

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Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados, skinned, seeded and chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, fresh, chopped or dried
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 drops Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  1. Chop the above ingredients, or just add all of the above basic ingredients to your magic bullet or food processor, pulse 10 times & you're done! Then by hand stir in any additions.

Serve your Homemade Guacamole in Edible Tortilla Bowls

Serve with tortilla chips or veggies in an edible tortilla bowl or spread on your favorite wrap or sandwich and enjoy! These taco salad bowls make a great presentation for your dips!

How to Choose an Avocado

  • Lightly squeeze in your palm. If it is ripe and ready-to eat the avocado will be firm, yet have a little give.
  • A Haas avocado will be dark green or black when ripe.
  • Don't choose one with dark marks on the skin or one that is very soft.

How to Cut an Avocado

The Hass Avocado is the most popular avocado in the United States, and accounts for over 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide. The largest avocado producer is Mexico, followed by California. One tree can produce up to 500 avocados per year!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 2 g4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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      Audrey Hunt 7 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      I could live off of guacamole! Your recipe is great and I'll be following your steps soon. Love your tips such as how to keep avocado from turning brown and your photos are fabulous. Thanks for following me and for the fan mail. I'll be back soon.

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great hub! Vote up!

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      formosangirl 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      This recipe is something I will try. Thanks for sharing.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      we are major devotees of avocados. Great instructions and photos. thanks for writing this interesting hub..and of course not to mention the health benefits of avocados.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Great, comprehensive hub. The recipe looks delicious. I loved the pictures and all the info on avocados. Thank you for sharing!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yum! I just had homemade guac and chips tonight! I'm always looking at new guacamole recipes. This one looks great! :-)