An Easy Homemade Guacamole recipe…
My Homemade Guacamole recipe is the result of years of experimentation. Everybody has their own way of making guacamole and there are very strong opinions as to what ingredients go into an authentic guacamole recipe; lime juice or no lime juice, cumin or no cumin, etc. etc. And everybody seems to have an opinion as to the best way to keep Guacamole from turning brown, I’ll tell you what I do.
How to make Homemade Guacamole?
I start by combining all the ingredients except the avocados, the salt and lime juice help draw out the moisture from the tomatoes and create a mixture similar to a vinaigrette. This can be made hours in advance of when you actually plan on serving the guacamole and is a great time saver for party planning. When it’s time to serve the Guacamole, simply add diced avocados and mix to combine, by mixing it fresh minutes before serving, you win the initial battle against the Guacamole turning brown.
How to store Guacamole so it doesn’t turn brown?
To prevent Guacamole from turning brown, I do one of two things. First I place my Homemade Guacamole in the storage container and spread the surface flat with the back of a spoon. Then I either press plastic wrap directly against the surface to prevent air from getting to it. Or if you like tomato salsa, I spoon a layer of salsa over the top of the guacamole, this also prevents direct contact with the air and helps prevent oxidation.
This is a very flexible, and I’m happy to say, healthy guacamole and ingredients can be added or subtracted based on your personal preferences. However, my recipe below is what I have found to be my ideal Homemade Guacamole recipe. Hopefully, you enjoy it as much as we do.
Here is my Homemade Guacamole recipe:
Easy Homemade Guacamole
- 1/2 Lime Juice only
- 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin Optional
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Crushed and Chopped
- 1-2 Jalapenos Seeded and finely diced
- 1/2 Cup Tomato Diced
- 1/2 Cup Red Onion Diced
- 2 Tablespoons Cilantro Chopped, optional
- 3 Hass Avocado 1/2-inch dice
- Prepare all ingredients except avocados, combine and mix together well, this can be made hours in advance until ready to serve
- Dice avocados, add the other ingredients, mix to combine