If there is one staple I would recommend for your kitchen, it would be a good guacamole recipe. Nothing fancy, just something simple and delicious. When it comes to guacamole, simple is better in my opinion. Now, I know there are tons of recipes out there for guacamole, and I have been seeing a lot of “loaded guacamole” recipes lately. But, I like mine simple, clean and to the point. The avocado is the star with a few supporting ingredients.
Because I adore everything avocado, this recipe has always been a staple in my kitchen. There is nothing better than making homemade guacamole. I mean, who doesn’t get sick of walking into a Chipotle and being told “Guac is extra”. So, why not make my guacamole at home and enjoy it whenever I want. Not only will you not have to pay for extra guac, but it is incredibly versatile and in many cases a kitchen necessity. Serve over salads, tacos, nachos or simple use it as a dip.
EASY 5-INGREDIENT GUACAMOLE
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Now of course, with every recipe I share with you, I want you to experiment! Yes, I am not a fan of the many variations of guacamole. I like mine simple and to the point. But, here are a few different ways I like to enjoy my avocados.
- If you don’t have all the ingredients to make this recipe, try mixing the mashed avocado with about 1/4 of a cup of salsa for a quick guacamole. The salsa will essentially provide all the necessary ingredients you need for guacamole.
- Another quick way to make guacamole or an avocado dip is to mash some avocados and add mayo and fresh herbs like cilantro to the mixture. This is a quick and versatile way to enjoy guacamole. I love dipping some homemade sweet potato fries into this mixure.
- Of course, the simpliest way to enjoy guacamole is to simple mix mashed avocados with salt and pepper and call it a day. It is just as delicious and doesn’t require any technical know how.
simple guacamole with less than six ingredients
2 garlic cloves
1 shallot (finely minced)
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
salt and pepper
To begin, use a mortar and pestle to mash garlic until finely milled (you can also use a garlic press). Now, add garlic to a mixing bowl. Halve avocados, and use a spoon to remove the flesh from the shell and add it to the mixing bowl with the garlic. Now, use a fork to gently mash the avocado and combine with the garlic (do not overdo it. You want your guac to be a bit chunky).
Now, add shallot, cilantro and lime juice to the avocado mixture and fold to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a salad, tacos, vegetables or chips.
To store in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, transfer to a bowl and place plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole to prevent air from reaching it. Then cover with an air tight lid.