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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.