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The Best Guacamole

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I don’t use the term “best” lightly. However I firmly believe that this is actually the BEST GUACAMOLE recipe! If you want to be known as the person who has mastered guacamole…look no further! But be warned, you will be asked to “bring the guac” from here on out. 🙂

Ingredients for guacamole:

  • Hass avocados
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lime juice

the best guacamole

How do you make Guacamole?

It starts with chopping fresh vegetables. I start with the onions, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro first. Those get added to a bowl and mixed together with salt and pepper.

I like to seed the tomatoes before I dice them. This takes all the seeds and “gooey” part out and keeps the guacamole from getting runny. All you need to do is take a spoon and scoop out the insides of the tomato and discard it.

seeding a tomato

guacamole ingredients

guacamole ingredients

Next, you’ll prep the star of the show: the avocados. I save these for last so they stay nice and green. Once you chop and smash them, you’ll want to immediately toss them in the lime juice to keep that bright green color. Then all you have to do is mix the avocados with the fresh veggies!

If you are prepping this ahead of time, you can chop everything except the avocados and just chop those when ready to assemble and serve.

smashing avocado

Once you’ve mixed the avocado with the lime and smashed it to your preference, you can add it all to the bowl with the vegetables and mix everything together to combine. You also tastes it at this point and see if you want a touch more salt or lime or if you’re good to go!

the best guacamole

What kind of avocados work best for guacamole?

You want to get the small, dark, rough-skinned hass avocados. The large Florida avocados (with the smooth skin) just don’t have the same richness and flavor that the hass avocados have.

the best guacamole

And for everyone shying away from bringing guacamole to a party because it can turn brown…I’ve got your back! There’s an easy way to keep that from happening and you’ll never have to scrape off a brown layer of guac ever again. **See my notes in the recipe for how to keep your guacamole green!

the best guacamole

What’s the best way to store Guacamole?

You want to add the guacamole to any container that has an air-tight lid. Before adding the lid, take a sheet of plastic wrap and press it onto the surface of the guacamole so that no air is touching the guac. Then place the air-tight lid on the container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

how to store guacamole

Can you freeze guacamole?

Sadly, this is not a recipe that should be frozen. The vegetables in the guacamole will turn to mush and the result will be a very discolored, terribly textured guacamole.

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The Best Guacamole

Coco and Ash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 roma tomatoes (seeded and diced small...see notes)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 hass avocados peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes)
  • juice from one whole lime

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, red onion, cilantro, salt and  pepper. Mix together to combine
  • Peel the avocados, carefully remove the seed, and dice into cubes. Add the avocado pieces to a separate small bowl. 
  • Squeeze the lime juice into the bowl with the avocado and toss together. 
  • For a very chunky guacamole, just leave the avocado diced into 1/2" cubes.
    For a semi-smooth guacamole (my favorite), I use a potato masher and mash the avocado until somewhat smooth but still some large chunks.
    For a very smooth guacamole, add just the avocado to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • Mix your avocado together with the vegetables and serve or store (see notes below for storage)

Notes

*To seed the tomatoes, just cut them in half, and use a spoon to scoop out the liquid and seeds in the center. (This keeps the guacamole from becoming watery)
**To store the guacamole and keep it from turning brown, place in a air-tight container and place plastic wrap over the guacamole. Press the plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole so that no air can get in. Place the lid on your container and refrigerate for no more than 3 days
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment!


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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    April 27, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Why is guacamole the most perfect food ever? I find myself craving it all the time! This looks like the perfect simple recipe that is a no-fail winner. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Linda
    April 27, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Guacamole is one of my favorites too! And I wouldn’t be at all sad about having to make this recipe twice. It sounds totally delicious! Really appreciate the note on how to keep avocados from browning too. Now I’m ready for Cinco de Mayo!

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    Jenn
    April 27, 2018 at 9:44 am

    I could live off chips and guac! It’s such an addiction of mine. Good tip about the plastic wrap to keep it from turning brown – I’ll have to try that next time!

    • Reply
      Coco and Ash
      April 28, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you Jenn!! No one wants brown guac right?! 🙂

  • Reply
    Leslie
    April 27, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Guacamole is so tasty. Great tip to seed the tomato before adding it to the guac, too!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    April 27, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Yep, guacamole is the best food ever! I’m super picky about my guac though! I’m looking forward to giving this a try as I’m always on the lookout for the perfect guac!

    • Reply
      Coco and Ash
      April 28, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      I hope I pass your guac test!! 🙂 Thanks Annie!

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