The Classic Guacamole is a popular Mexican dip made from mashed avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and sometimes tomatoes. This classic Guacamole dip is a versatile and healthy condiment that can be served with tortilla chips, as a topping for tacos, burritos, or burgers, or as a spread for sandwiches.

Good tasting does not have to be complicated. This Classic Guacamole is easy to make! But you may want to make a lot if you have guest, because it goes fast!

A black bowl full of corn chips topped with a heap of classic guacamole and garnished with cilantro.

How to serve Classic Guacamole

With tortilla chips: Serve the guacamole with a bowl of tortilla chips for dipping.

Tacos and burritos: Add a dollop of guacamole to your tacos or burritos for added flavor.

Stuffed Peppers: Halve and roast bell peppers, then fill them with guacamole, quinoa, black beans, and salsa for a flavorful and healthy meal.

Nachos: Layer vegan cheese, black beans, jalapeños, and guacamole on top of tortilla chips for a delicious vegan snack.

Sandwiches, Wraps and burgers: Spread guacamole on your favorite sandwich or burger for a tasty twist. Or Spread guacamole onto a large tortilla, then add sliced veggies, hummus, and greens for a tasty and nutritious wrap.

Salad dressing: Mix guacamole with some lime juice and olive oil for a delicious salad dressing. Or use it as a dressing for vegan coleslaw or potato salad

Baked potatoes or French Fries: Top baked potatoes with guacamole instead of sour cream for a healthier option. Classic Guacamole is a healthy dip for French Fries or Potato Wedges, too.

Veggie dip: Use guacamole as a dip for fresh vegetables, such as carrots, celery, cucumbers and bell peppers. Or stuff endive leaves with guacamole.

Breakfast dishes: Top your morning Scrambled Tofu with Veggies with a spoonful of guacamole for a tasty and nutritious breakfast.

Grilled Vegetables: Serve for a delicious side dish over grilled or baked vegetables.

Pita bread or chips: Pita chips are a tasty option for dipping into guacamole.

Burrito Bowls: Use guacamole as a flavorful and creamy dressing for your favorite grain and veggie bowls.

Toast / Avocado Toast: Top some toast with guacamole for a simple and satisfying snack.

Sweet Potato Toast: Top slices of roasted sweet potato with guacamole and sliced avocado for a satisfying and healthy snack.

Pizza or flatbread: Spread it on vegan pizza as a delicious alternative to tomato sauce.

Pasta, rice or quinoa dishes: Mix it into vegan pasta dishes, such as pasta salads or creamy sauces.

Storage tips

To store guacamole, transfer it to an airtight container and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole to prevent air exposure. This helps to prevent browning. It’s best to store guacamole in the refrigerator and consume it within 1-2 days for optimal freshness.

Tip to keep it fresh looking

Guacamole can turn brown when exposed to air. However, there are a few tricks you can use to prevent this. One is to store the guacamole in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface of the guacamole, which helps to minimize the amount of air that comes into contact with it. Another trick is to sprinkle a small amount of lemon or lime juice over the top of the guacamole before storing it, which can help to slow down the browning process.

Classic Guacamole

Guacamole is a popular Mexican dip made from mashed avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and sometimes tomatoes. This classic Guacamole dip is a versatile and healthy condiment that can be served with tortilla chips, as a topping for tacos, burritos, or burgers, or as a spread for sandwiches.
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A black bowl full of corn chips topped with a heap of classic guacamole and garnished with cilantro.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 mixing bowl (or a molcajete – a Mexican mortar and pestle.)
  • 1 fork

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
  • Scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork.
  • Add the chopped onion, cilantro, minced jalapeno pepper, and fresh lime juice to the mashed avocado.
  • Mix everything together until well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.

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