Homemade guacamole is better than store-bought and is made in less than 10 minutes! This classic recipe is made with avocados, onions, tomatoes, lime juice and cilantro.
*photos updated July 2017*
Life wouldn’t be the same without avocados. I try to eat avocados at least once a day and usually grab one and dig in with a spoon. I don’t make guacamole as often as I should but it never lasts long when I make it. Classic homemade guacamole is one of the best and easiest ways to enjoy avocados.
One night, when Brad and I first started dating, he brought me to a local Mexican restaurant and offered to buy me dessert if I tried the guacamole. I wasn’t very adventurous with food at that point. But, because it was many years since I tried guacamole and I never turned down an offer for dessert, I tried it. And hated it. Of course I still ordered the dessert, but thought for sure that would be the very last time I ever ate guacamole. I later learned that we didn’t choose the right Mexican restaurant because the guacamole wasn’t made fresh at the restaurant.
Last year, we were part of a CSA program and received a Florida avocado in our CSA share one week. I figured I’d give it a try once again and made guacamole. Wow. I learned one thing. Florida avocados are delicious. This guacamole recipe can be made using either Florida or Haas avocados, depending on what is available. I like to keep the recipe simple and focus on the rich flavor of the avocados.
Go ahead, dig into a bowl of homemade guacamole or add it to tacos, nachos and more!
- 3 Haas avocados or 1-2 medium Florida avocados
- 1 small tomato chopped
- ¼ cup sweet onion finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro finely chopped
- ½ lime for juicing
- dash of ground black pepper
- dash of salt
- Slice avocados in half, remove pits, and scoop avocado flesh into medium mixing bowl. Add tomato, onion, and cilantro to bowl with avocado. Mash and mix well. Add lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix again and serve.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 252, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 815mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 9.5%, Vitamin C: 26.9%, Calcium: 2.4%, Iron: 5.4%
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.