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Did you know there are so many health benefits to eating avocados? Avocados offer a powerhouse of nutrients, including heart-healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants, promoting heart health, digestion and overall well-being. Of course, you can enjoy eating an avocado in a variety of ways. Avocado toast, is especially popular. However, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of dipping into a bowl of Creamy Homemade Guacamole Dip that is bursting with fresh flavors.

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can whip up this crowd-pleasing dip, in no time. Whether you’re hosting a party, craving a snack or simply in need of a delicious topping for your tacos, this guacamole recipe has got you covered.

A deep round, rectangular wooden bowl filled with creamy homemade guacamole dip. The dip is garnished with fresh chopped cilantro, lime wedges and a few corn tortilla chips.
Serve as a dip with tortilla chips. Add a few dollops to nachos or tacos. The serving possibilities are endless.

Ingredients to Make Homemade Guacamole

One of the great things about making guacamole at home is that you can customize it to suit your taste preferences.

  • Avocados: Be sure to use ripe avocados.
  • Garlic: Easily substitute with garlic powder or garlic paste.
  • Red onion: Substitute with white or yellow onion.
  • Plum tomato: Any fresh tomato will work in the avocado dip.
  • Jalapeño: Adds heat, but feel free to leave out.
  • Lime Juice: Fresh is best.
  • Hot sauce: Leave out, or replace with chili flakes or cayenne pepper.
  • Light sour cream: Greek yogurt can be used for a lighter option, or omit for dairy-free guacamole.

How to Keep Guacamole From Turning Brown?

With these simple tips and tricks, you can enjoy this creamy homemade guacamole dip anytime, without worrying about it losing its vibrant green color:

  • Use fresh lime juice: The acidity helps slow down oxidation.
  • Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole to minimize air exposure.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Adding sour cream to the guacamole can also help prevent browning due to its protective layer.

How to Make Creamy Homemade Guacamole

Making guacamole at home is incredibly easy and rewarding. With just a few simple steps and minimal ingredients, you can create a delicious dip that’s bursting with fresh flavors.

  1. Scooping the flesh of the avocados and place into a large bowl.
  2. Pour in the lime juice and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the avocado to your desired consistency.
  4. Fold in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Taste. Adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt or lime juice, if desired.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, ensuring it’s in direct contact with the guacamole to prevent browning.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

How to Serve and Store Guacamole

This creamy homemade guacamole pairs perfectly with crispy tortilla chips for dipping. It also makes a fantastic topping for tacos, burritos, quesadillas or grilled chicken. For a healthier option, try spreading it on whole-grain toast or using it as a creamy dressing for salads.

In addition, this guacamole dip is great as a topping for nachos and works beautifully in this recipe for Tostones with Blackened Shrimp!

To keep leftovers fresh and green, transfer it to an airtight container and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the creamy homemade guacamole dip, before sealing the container. This will help prevent exposure to air, which can cause oxidation and browning. Store in the refrigerator for up to two days.

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A deep round, rectangular wooden bowl filled with creamy homemade guacamole dip. The dip is garnished with fresh chopped cilantro, lime wedges and a few corn tortilla chips.

Creamy Homemade Guacamole Dip


Description

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can whip up this Creamy Homemade Guacamole Dip, in no time.


Ingredients

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  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • 1 plum tomato, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 to 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 2 dollops light sour cream

Instructions

  1. Begin by halving the ripe avocados, removing the seeds, and scooping out the flesh into a large bowl.
  2. Pour the lime juice over the avocado and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the avocado to your desired consistency.
  4. Gently fold in the minced garlic, red onion, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, black pepper, hot sauce, and sour cream until well combined.
  5. Taste the guacamole and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt or lime juice if desired.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, ensuring it’s in direct contact with the guacamole to prevent browning.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Serve chilled with your favorite tortilla chips, tacos, nachos, or alongside grilled meats for a burst of freshness.

Notes

  • Use ripe avocados.
  • Mash the avocados with the salt and lime juice to your desired consistency prior to folding in the remaining ingredients, to maintain their integrity.
  • Feel free to customize this guacamole recipe to your liking.
  • Cover directly with plastic wrap to help prevent the guacamole from browning. 
  • Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Dip, Party Food
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

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