How to make guacamole with just 3 ingredients because less is usually more. This simple but healthy guacamole more than proves it. Are you ready to learn how to make guacamole? So lets get started.
Start with the best ingredients and you are almost done. You do not need a whole lot of fancy add ons but if you like I will show you what you can add if you ever get bored with this version.
Guacamole is made with avocado that has at least 6 health benefits. Beside all these health benefits avocado is very versatile.
You can use it in savory dishes or sweet recipes but avocado is also great substitute for butter and great in smoothie. Still guacamole is so much more. Did you know that it is:
- Dairy free
- Gluten free
- Keto / low carb
Last but not least did I tell you, you can make it in a matter of minutes? Well this easy guacamole recipe can be made in a matter of minutes.
So I’m not exaggerating when I say this recipe might be the easiest guacamole recipe you have ever tried.
I promise it is better than any you ever tried in a restaurant or bought in the store. You only need a few ingredients to make it.
To make this guacamole dip you need the following ingredients:
- Lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Further you need a bowl, spoon, fork, mortar and pestle (not required).
How to make guacamole
I always start out with the garlic and crush it in a mortar with my pestle. If you do not have a mortar and pestle, chop the garlic really fine and put in a bowl.
You can also try to crush the garlic with the back of a spoon to make it soft. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon or lime in a separate bowl.
Then we go on to the avocado. You can check to see if the avocado is ripe by first gently squeezing the skin of the avocado first.
If the skin gives a little you can remove the stem to see whether it is brown (over ripe do not use) or light coloured greenish (ready to use).
Half the avocado and spoon the contents in a bowl. Use a fork to squash the avocado finely. First add the garlic and mix together thoroughly before adding the lemon juice.
The lemon will prevent the avocado losing color and go dark but also gives it a fresh taste.
Start with half a tbsp of lemon and stir the mixture before adding more. Taste to see if the lemon is not overpowering the guacamole.
If you get a smooth mixture add a pinch of salt and an ample amount of black pepper to taste.
If you like some variety in this recipe you can add on or more of the guacamole ingredients below:
- Spring onion
- Chili pepper
- Fresh chili pepper
- Bell peppers
- Lime instead of lemon
- Chopped tomato (cherry or normal)
- Sriracha (1 tsp)
Eat guacamole with
This easy guacamole recipe is great to eat with:
- Oven baked corn tortilla chips as a dip
- But it is also great to eat with pulled chicken bean filling and tortilla
- Beef filled tacos or a fresh salad with roasted chicken
- Grilled cheese bacon sandwich – either slice the avocado or add some guacamole
- Vegan nachos tastes great with guacamole
How to store guacamole
You can keep this healthy guacamole in the refrigerator for about a day in a ziplock bag as it will discolor easily. However you can keep it much longer if you store it in the freezer.
Use an ice cube maker to freeze the guacamole so you can easily take the amount of cubes that you need.
Tip: If you have half an avocado left and want to use it the next day put it in a glass jar and store in the fridge.
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An easy to make recipe for delicious healthy guacamole. It takes only 5 ingredients provides lots of options to variate. Let's get started!
- 1 ripe avocado (In the video we use a Fuerte avacado. You can also use a Hass or Gwen avacado)
- ½ tbsp of lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic (1 clove per half avocado)
- pinch of salt
- black pepper to taste
- Crush the garlic in a stone pounder or cut very finely and crush with a spoon in a bowl to make the garlic soft.
- Squeeze the lemon in a small bowl.
- Half the avocado and put in a bowl. Crush the avocado until smooth.
- Add the garlic and stir.
- Start with about half tbsp of lemon and stir. Taste to see if it requires more lemon.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
Store in the refrigerator by putting the bowl in a ziplock bag for about a day. If you want to keep it longer freeze the delicious healthy guacamole. The nutritional value is for 1 tbsp.
Calories: 23; Fat: 2.1g; Carb: 1.24g; Proteins: 0.3g;