Easy guacamole is exactly that. Easy. If you’re a savory food lover, you’re likely to have the “secret” ingredient in your fridge. To top it off, it takes less than five minutes to make this fabulous dip.
This is a crowd favorite, so next time you host a party, include it on your snack table next to a bowl of chips. Other party favorites are Chex party mix and buttery popcorn. As long as you have these delicious treats, your guests will be happy.
What is Guacamole?
Guacamole is an avocado based food that originated in Mexico. It has undeniably caught on in other countries and is served with a variety of dishes. Whether you serve it with chips as a dip or incorporate it into a salad dressing, guacamole is an international favorite.
As long as you have avocado as the main ingredient, the sky is the limit for the rest of the ingredients. I’ve made it a variety of ways. And I’ll keep changing things up based on what I have on hand.
This time, I just happened to have several jars of salsa, so that’s what I used. My two main ingredients are avocado and salsa. I also added a splash of lime juice to help the avocado maintain its integrity.
How to Make an Easy Guacamole
As the name of the recipe states, it’s super easy. For one thing, you need a ripe avocado.
First, cut your avocado in half. You’ll see a pit that needs to be removed. I generally stab the pit with a sharp knife, twist it, and work it out of the avocado. If you do this, be super careful.
Scrape the inside of the avocado into a bowl. Mash it with a fork and sprinkle a little lime juice on it to keep help it maintain its color. Then add the salsa and stir.
Now you have a delicious guacamole that anyone who enjoys south-of-the-border flavors will love. We used it to dip chips this time, but my other favorite way to eat it is on toast.
Frequently Asked Questions About Guacamole
If you’re here reading this recipe, chances are you’ve had guacamole. And you want to know how to make it. You may also have some questions about this delicious treat, and I aim to answer. Here ya go.
Is Homemade Guacamole Healthy?
Guacamole is healthy if you use nutritious ingredients. Avocados are definitely good for you. Additionally, so are tomatoes. So I would call this recipe for homemade guacamole very healthy.
How Long Does Guacamole Last?
You can use store-bought guacamole for up to a week if opened or two weeks if unopened. However, since you’re using fresh avocado, homemade guacamole will only last a couple of days. You’ll know when it goes bad because it starts to turn brown.
How Can You Make Guacamole Last Longer?
The main ingredient that prevents the avocado from turning brown is anything with an acidic nature. This can be lime, lemon, or any other type of citrus. Sealing it with plastic wrap will also add to the life of your homemade guacamole. The goal is to keep air from getting to it.
What Can You Eat Guacamole With?
The question should be what can you not eat it with guacamole? You can eat it with almost anything you want. I like it as a chip dip, but I also enjoy it on toast with an egg on top. Additionally, you can put it on a sandwich, in a salad, and on a loaded baked potato. Just know that you’re adding a boatload of healthy nutrients and deliciousness wherever you put it.
More Blogs I Follow
If you enjoy trying out a variety of recipes, check out some of my other favorite blogs:
Back to My Southern Roots
Make It to Friday
Julia’s Simply Southern
Big Bear’s Wife
Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Sweet Little Bluebird
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
The Country Cook
The Pin Junkie
- 1 medium size ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup of salsa
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- Cut the avocado open and remove the pit. Scoop the inside of the avocado into a bowl.
- Add the lime juice and mash it until it is the consistency you like. I prefer somewhat smooth with a few lumps.
- Stir in the salsa.
- Now you have delicious guacamole that is super easy to make and just as delicious.
Amount Per Serving Calories 67 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 233mg Carbohydrates 5g Fiber 3g Sugar 1g Protein 1g