Fresh Guacamole With Tomatoes has the best creamy texture and nutty flavor.
This homemade guacamole is super simple to make, yet is so fresh and authentic tasting! It’s perfect for dipping Simple Sourdough Crackers, tortilla chips or even assorted veggies into. Plus it makes a great condiment that works well paired with anything from Cowboy Caviar to Mexican Lasagna. This easy and healthy recipe is sure to become a family favorite that will end up at the front of the recipe box.
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What is Guacamole and Why We Love It
Guacamole is a traditional Mexican condiment that is so easy and quick to make. The main ingredient is avocado, which has a creamy and buttery texture and a nutty flavor. Combine this with a splash of sour lime juice, a sweet cup of tomatoes, and some spices for a tasty dip or topping. Nothing beats a warm nacho covered in melted cheese and then dipped in some fresh guacamole and sour cream. Make guacamole at home and there will be no need to purchase store-bought.
What’s in Guacamole
THE AVOCADOS Avocados are so nutritious. They are loaded with fiber, potassium, and plenty of nutrients. Choosing an avocado for guacamole is an art that is easily learned. If the guacamole is being made right away, choose avocados that are darker in color, and have a little bit of give when they are pressed. Soft avocadoes are easier to mash with a fork. If by chance a bag of unripe avocados is chosen, don’t despair. Place the avocados in a brown bag with a banana and leave it at room temperature. This will speed up the ripening process.
THE TOMATO Choose Roma tomatoes for this recipe giving it an added boost of sweetness. This variety of tomato has less pulp than other varieties and will help thicken the guacamole.
THE LIME Lime is an important addition to guacamole because it gives this condiment its distinctive sour taste. It is also crucial because it prevents the avocado in the guacamole from turning brown. If lime juice is not on hand, then lemon juice can be used as a substitute. Just add equal amounts of lemon. The lemon juice will make the guacamole a little sweeter.
THE SEASONING There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to these extras. This recipe calls for cilantro, garlic, some spicy jalapeno, and red onions. It can be made without cilantro.
How to Make Guacamole
This simple step by step recipe can be prepared in no time:
- Mix flesh of avocado with spices & lime juice
- Mash with a fork to make it either chunky or smooth
- Add tomato, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno and mix
What to Eat With Guacamole?
Guacamole is one of those condiments that loves company. It goes great with tortilla chips, Doritos, and is awesome with tacos or quesadillas. It can also be added to a salad. The best is making a plate of cheesy nachos in the oven to serve with a side of salsa, sour cream, and guacamole in bowls.
How Long Does Guacamole Last
- The flesh of avocados easily turns brown when it comes in contact with air. This browning does not mean the avocado has gone bad. That said, guacamole will keep in the refrigerator for 1-3 days. Try pressing a double layer of plastic wrap onto the surface of the dip to prevent oxidation. If the surface does turn brown, just scrape off the top layer. Don’t eat guacamole if it has a grey color.
- And yes, guacamole can be frozen! It will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. If it is being stored in zippered bags, then try to squeeze out most of the air.
- There is another great secret to keeping the guacamole from turning brown! Place it in an air-tight container, flatten the top of the guacamole and then pour a thin layer of water or lemon juice over the top. This will prevent the air from reaching the surface. When it is to be served, simply pour the excess liquid off the top.
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Fresh Guacamole With Tomatoes
- 2 avocados
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 clove garlic minced, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½-1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 roma tomato seeded and diced
- 3 Tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 2 Tablespoons red onion finely diced
- ½ jalapeno pepper seeded, very finely diced
- Halve avocados, remove pit, and add avocado flesh to a medium bowl.
- Add lime juice, garlic, and salt. Mash with a fork or pastry cutter to desired consistency.
- Add tomato, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno. Mix to combine.
- Add additional salt to taste and mix.
Best used same day.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.