This recipe creates an authentic chunky, fresh guacamole dip, full of diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and jalapeno, seasoned with Tex Mex spices,garlic, lime juice and salt. It’s THE perfect party appetizer or tailgate staple, begging to be scooped up with tortilla chips, piled high on tacos or served with all of your Mexican food or Tex Mex favorites.
What Is Traditional Guacamole Made Of
Avocado. It’s incredibly good for you. It’s packed with more potassium than a banana, loads of fiber and more than its fair share of heart healthy fats… combine that with fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, onion and cilantro and you have a top-shelf, restaurant-style guacamole loaded with dippable authentic flavor that everyone will love!
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And I’m not kidding when I say everyone. Fresh guacamole is one of the all-time best dip recipes, always requested and guaranteed to garner mucho snacking excitement whenever served.
And why not? Authentic guacamole is simple, fresh, creamy, delicious and versatile! Serve it with tortilla chips for game day and get-togethers, on toast for a quick, healthy breakfast, on burgers at your cookouts or with enchiladas, charro beans and rice for supper!
I’ll walk through an overview of ingredients & steps in this section along with helpful tips!
Look for specifics at the end of the post in the recipe card.
Ingredients for The Best Guacamole Recipe
There are a million ways to make fresh guacamole! This is my tried and true Tex Mex recipe after living in Texas for years, being married to my own long, tall Texan for forever and eating tons and tons of guacamole on the regular.
- 3 Haas avocados– Hass avocados’ higher good fat content gives them a richer taste and smoother, creamier texture than other varieties.
- grape tomatoes– or Roma tomatoes. These two types of tomatoes work best because they contain more fruit and less water. Grocery store grape tomatoes have a sweet, ripe flavor all year long.
- red onion
- jalapeño pepper
- fresh cilantro
Choosing Ripe Avocados
Fresh guacamole is easy to make. And if you’re handy with a knife, you can put it together in as little as five minutes. That’s a pretty big deal!
Of course, any good guac starts with good avocados. Ripe avocados should be firm, but give just a little when you gently squeeze them. Double check to make sure they still have a little button where the stem attached. This usually means the fruit inside has not turned brown.
If they are mushy, then this means the avocado is too ripe and aren’t a good choice for making your homemade dip with.
If you can’t find any perfectly ripe avocados, bring home a few firm ones and let them sit in the window sill or on the kitchen counter at room temperature for a few days to ripen. Check them every day though because they ripen quickly and then over ripen before you know it!
How To Make Homemade Guacamole
To get started, you should slice the avocado in half lengthwise. Make sure you slice around the large pit in the middle. After you pull the two halves of the avocado apart, use your knife to cut a couple of slices in, or score, each half. Be careful to cut shallow though. You don’t want to cut the skin, just the fruit.
Next, use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the avocado out of its skin. The scoring you did earlier does help the fruit scoop more easily, but it will also make mashing the avocado up in just a minute a LOT easier too. And we like easier when we can get it!
Slice and scoop out all 3 avocados into a medium bowl, and get to chopping those tomatoes, red onion and peppers.
Let’s pause for just a second and talk tomato. The standard pick for a guacamole is a Roma tomato. The reason being a Roma has more meat than other tomato varieties.
BUT, grape tomatoes also fit the bill of high meat/low water content, plus their bright red color is a great addition to a fresh guacamole recipe.
THE REAL BONUS, however, is grape tomatoes are tasty year-round while other tomatoes, even Romas, can end up tasting mealy or less than yummy when it’s not the heart of summer.
We’re almost to the eating part, I promise. A few spices and then we’re done. Cumin, cayenne, salt, some chopped cilantro, garlic and fresh squeezed lime are all you need to round out this Tex-Mex dish.
Use a fork or a potato masher to mix together your avocado, tomatoes, onions, peppers and spices. You don’t have to mix until smooth. As a matter of fact, it’s better if you don’t. Fresh guacamole should be just a little bit chunky.
And before you get too carried away and dive right in with your chip, take just a minute to smell all those gorgeous aromas in this fresh dip. Your spices, herbs, lime… all of the ingredients are wonderfully aromatic. A good, simple guacamole is a feast for the eyes, nose and taste buds!
Now there’s nothing between you and your fresh, homemade guacamole other than how long it takes you to rip that chip bag open. So, provechito, my friends. Make the most of it!
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- 3 Haas Avocados
- ⅓ cup diced grape tomatoes heaping
- ⅓ cup diced red onion
- 1 seeded and diced jalapeno pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ medium lime
- Cut open avocados and scoop out the the avocado flesh. Put into medium mixing bowl.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Squeeze the juice from the ½ lime over ingredients.
- Stir together all ingredients using a fork or potato masher. Do not mix until smooth. Leave avocados and overall dip consistency a little bit chunky.
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