Homemade Guacamole – super easy dip recipe with ripe avocados, tomatoes, onions and a couple spices. Perfect with tortilla chips.
Photos updated as of 6/10/15
I have loved guacamole as long as I can remember. We always had Mexican food on Sunday when I was growing up, and homemade guacamole was usually on the menu. So when I met my husband and he said he didn’t like avocados, I was shocked. After awhile we finally convinced him to try our version of guacamole, and he liked it!! Turns out, I think he had only ever had the stuff in restaurants, which in my experience is notoriously BAD! Over the years, he has grown to love it as much as I do, if not more. Now if we could only get our son on board.
This is the recipe for homemade guacamole is what I grew up with, and I still make today. It is a very simple recipe with avocados, diced onions, tomatoes, and a couple spices. It is stuff I always have on hand, so it is super easy to throw together at the last minute. I have been trying new version of guacamole lately, but for some reason I always come back to this one! My husband likes to add a little jalapeno (or cayenne pepper if we don’t have a jalapeno) for a little kick. But I prefer it without. The more I can pile on a chip the better!
Mix up a batch of this to put on burgers, tacos, or just eat with chips. We eat it a ton at our house, especially in the summer. I hope that your family likes it as much as ours does. Avocados turn brown once they are cut and the flesh is exposed to the error. You can add a little time juice to the recipe if you make this ahead. I would also cover with plastic wrap, pressing down so the plastic is touching the guacamole. Just store it in the fridge and you should be good for a couple hours!
Homemade Guacamole - super easy dip recipe with ripe avocados, tomatoes, onions and a couple spices. Perfect with tortilla chips.
- 2 Avocados
- 3 Tbls onion , chopped
- 1 small tomato , chopped
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Halve the avocados, and remove the pits. Using a fork mash the avocado.
- Add onion, tomato and seasonings. Mix until combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
Recipe NotesAll avocados are slightly different, so you might need to adjust the seasonings.
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