Quick easy Guacamole

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Easy guacamole is quick to make and is perfect when used as a snack served with chips, dolloped onto burgers or served with cheesy nachos and quesidillas.

Guacamole is so quick and easy to throw together and is perfect when used as a dip, dolloped onto burgers or served with cheesy nachos.

I make my easy guacamole recipe more often than I’d like to admit. It is my go-to snack paired with corn chips or home-made tortilla chips, it is dolloped generously on sandwiches, burgers and tacos and is served alongside quesidillas, nachos and loaded fries. It is my ultimate accompaniment and it’s not hard to see why.

How to make easy guacamole

Mash ripe avocados with a fork/potato masher until the desired consistency has been reached. If you prefer, you can also blend the avocados in a blender or food processor for super smooth guacamole. Finely chop a red onion and stir into the mashed avocado with finely chopped jalapeño, lemon or lime juice and salt and pepper. Add chopped coriander to taste and serve.

Ingredients for guacamole

How to keep guacamole from turning brown

Avocado oxidizes quickly and turns brown when exposed to air. The best way to keep your guacamole fresher for longer, is to minimize exposure to oxygen. The simplest way is to press a piece of plastic wrap straight onto the surface of the guacamole but I’ve also heard of people adding a layer of water over the top. Because guacamole is so quick to make, I prefer making it fresh and serving immediately to prevent any browning from happening.

Can you freeze guacamole?

Freezing finished guacamole can be troublesome as the added extras don’t always freeze well (tomatoes, fresh herbs, onion and dairy like sour cream). But you can definitely freeze mashed and seasoned avocados in freezer bags and turn that into fresh guacamole. Avocados can be frozen in this way for up to 3 months. To thaw, take the guacamole out of the freezer and allow to defrost in the fridge until completely thawed then add any mix-ins you like.

Quick and easy guacamole

Quick and easy guacamole
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Quick and easy Guacamole

Guacamole is so quick and easy to throw together and is perfect when used as a dip, dolloped onto burgers or served with cheesy nachos.
Course Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Easy guacamole recipe, Guacamole, How to make guacamole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 132kcal
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½-1 jalapeño finely chopped (to taste)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • coriander finely chopped, to taste

Instructions

  • Scoop the avocado flesh from the skins and place in a bowl.
  • Mash with a fork then add the red onion, jalapeño, lemon juice, salt, pepper and coriander.
  • Mix well and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 2.5% | Vitamin C: 11.5% | Calcium: 1.1% | Iron: 2.5%

What to eat with guacamole

Chicken tacos with guacamole and pico de gallo 

Chicken tacos

Vegetable-loaded pizza quesidillas

vegetable-loaded pizza quesidillas

Mexican cheeseburgers

Mexican cheeseburgers

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    I tried guacamole for the first time about 2 years ago Alida. I was totally late to the party, but I just assumed I wouldn’t like it! Not sure what I was thinking because now I’m totally hooked!

    • Alida Ryder
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      It’s totally addictive. And it’s so easy to just serve it with whatever you’re dishing up that day. I’m completely in love! 😉

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