Garden Fresh Guacamole is loaded with amazing flavors from fresh avocadoes, onions, and tomatoes! It’s the essential taco night or party dip!
Garden Fresh Guacamole is the creamy, must-have dip that takes only minutes to make for every Taco Tuesday and festive get-together! No one can resist a tortilla chip loaded with the bright, fresh flavors of avocadoes, tomatoes, onions, lime, and cilantro- this dip is a sensational crowd-pleaser!
Have you ever made a dish and turned around five minutes later to find it devoured? That’s the story of Garden Fresh Guacamole in this house! Every time I make it, which is pretty often because we love taco nights and hosting friends and family, it’s gone before I know it! With all those fresh ingredients, bright lime juice, and herby cilantro, I can’t blame the crowd for scarfing this guacamole down. It just means I can’t eat the whole bowl myself!
Get adventurous with your guacamole and take your tastebuds on a trip with Pineapple Guacamole and Mediterranean Guacamole! Bold flavors and creamy avocadoes are a perfect match!
Other Recipes to Serve with Garden Fresh Guacamole
- Need to make snacking even easier for everyone? Pile up the guacamole and your favorite toppings over tortilla chips to make super delicious Sheet Pan Nachos!
- Take your taco night to a mouth-watering 10 with guacamole and flavorful Salsa Verde Shrimp Tacos!
Veggies: To make this guacamole, you will need avocadoes, a tomato, a purple onion, and a lime. If you can’t find a purple onion, go with what is available.
Herbs: Bring more citrusy flair to the guacamole party with cilantro!
Seasoning: A little salt, pepper, and garlic powder are also needed for this recipe.
How to Make Garden Fresh Guacamole
STEP ONE: Chop the onion, tomato, and cilantro. In a medium bowl, mash the avocadoes. Mash the avocadoes more for a creamy consistency, or leave them chunky.
STEP TWO: Mix the chopped onion, tomato, and cilantro with the avocadoes. Add the lime juice, sprinkle the salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and mix well.
STEP THREE: Once the guacamole is well mixed, serve it with your favorite chips and on your favorite Mexican dishes or sandwiches!
Tips for Success
- Love a little kick in your guac? Add a diced jalapeno to the dish! If you love the taste of jalapeno but not the spice, cut away the membrane and seeds before adding the jalapeno.
- As soon as the idea for guacamole pops into your head, get to the grocery store immediately for avocados! Ideally, ripe avocados take time on the counter, and there is no tasty and reliable way to speed that process up. Pick avocadoes with firm, dark peels and let them ripen on your counter for the best results.
- Do you hate the crunch of onions or the “soapy” taste of cilantro? These ingredients can be left out, and while it will change the flavor a little bit, the guacamole will end up being something you love, and that’s what matters.
What is traditional guacamole made of?
There are many “traditional” guacamole recipes, mainly avocados, onion, jalapenos, lime, cilantro, and salt. Other traditional recipes leave out onions or include cumin powder. There are regional favorites as well, with recipes that are similar but also use tomatoes and garlic. For many people, mashed avocadoes with lime and spices is a starting point, to which they can add their favorite ingredients to make a dip they love. Most people can agree that adding creamy elements such as sour cream and cream cheese, while delicious, takes away from the wonderful avocado flavor and are not items to be added often.
How do you keep guacamole from turning brown?
As soon as an avocado is cut open and exposed to air, it oxidizes. That doesn’t mean it’s going wrong. It’s simply a regular chemical reaction. However, that means we want our guacamole to stay green for as long as possible! Try to make guacamole as close to dinner or party time as you can, but if you have to make it ahead of time or want to store leftovers for a few days, there are two things you can do. First, lime juice is already working to prevent the avocadoes from browning, so you can add some lime juice to help it do its job. Secondly, layer plastic wraps directly on the surface of the guacamole. If no air can reach the guacamole, it can stay green longer!
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*This post was originally posted on 03/27/2013.
- 4 large ripe avocados pitted
- ½ cup tomato diced
- ¼ cup red onion peeled and diced
- ½ lime juiced
- 2 healing tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium mixing bowl, mash up the avocados with a fork. Make them as smooth as you like. (I prefer them a little on the chunky side.)
- Add the tomato, onion, cilantro, and garlic powder. Mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with your favorite tortilla chips. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge with the avocado pit in the guacamole to help prevent browning.