Guac. Guac. Guacamole.
As you already know, I love just about anything Mexican. Guacamole is the icing on the cake for me, or should I say the guac on my taco. Okay, I’m not the best pun maker so please give a little grace. 🙂
Sometimes if you go out to eat at a local Tex-Mex or Mexican place, it costs extra for guacamole. It makes you think, “is it really worth it to pay an extra $2 for this guac?”. In some cases, it most definitely is, but in others, why not just make your own! You can invite some friends or family over and have a Fiesta. Plus you can have as much guacamole as you want. Side note – If you make your own guacamole, it generally costs around $3-$4. And that’s a whole bowl of guacamole.
Guacamole is a healthy snack too. It’s made with avocados which are great superfoods. They are full of healthy fats. Avocados mixed with lots of vegetables, how can you go wrong? Fun fact, did you know that it takes an avocado tree nearly 10 years before it produces fruit?! Now, it makes sense why they are sometimes more expensive!
Alright, so now for the recipe. To make this homemade guacamole, you’ll need 2 ripe avocados, a Roma tomato, red onion, limes, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, and a pinch of salt. If you need tips on finding the right avocado, here are some tips for you:
- Darker green skin
- Skin gives when slightly pressed (slightly soft to the touch, not too soft otherwise it will be too ripe)
- Tip (stem) of avocado easily falls off (I wouldn’t recommend going to every avocado and testing the tips… But normally they are a brownish color and feel like they will fall off when you touch them.)
I use Roma tomatoes in my guacamole because they are firmer and have less seeds. Red onions add a little heat and a sharper onion flavor. Limes not only add that extra bit of Mexican flavor but it helps to keep the avocado from browning right away.
In a medium bowl, mash the avocados to an almost smooth consistency. Depending on how you like your guacamole, you can leave it chunkier. Add diced tomato and onion. Then add spices with a good pinch of salt. Personally, I think this homemade guacamole tastes better if you let it set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes prior to serving. It allows for all the flavors to mingle. But it’s totally up to you! Serve this with chips or as a topping for your favorite tacos, burritos, carnitas, or anything you like!
Hope you enjoy!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1-2 limes, juiced (depending on size and your taste preference)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- pinch of salt
Cut avocados in half, removing pits.
Scoop "meat" of avocados into a medium bowl and mash.
Add lime juice, diced tomato, onion, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika and salt.
Mix together until combined.
Can refrigerate for an 1 before serving to allow the flavors to mingle. (optional, but makes a difference!)
Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping and enjoy!
Can refrigerate for an 1 before serving to allow the flavors to mingle. The longer it's allowed to sit, the better the flavor.