This Easy Authentic Guacamole recipe will ruin you for store-bought guac. It’s smooth and creamy with chunks of tomato and a hint of garlic and lime – absolutely delicious!
Authentic Guacamole Recipe
After making my own guacamole, I will never go back to eating the store-bought kind again. This guacamole recipe is so authentic and rich in flavor. If you love Mexican food, you will absolutely love this guacamole recipe! It’s so addicting! It’s also very quick to make. One of the best things about guacamole is that it goes great with almost any meal – on burgers, with chips, or over a breakfast omelet.
Ingredients for this recipe
Onion, diced- White onion provides both flavor and texture to this guacamole.
Tomato- Chunks of tomato add a sweet and juicy note.
Avocado- Ripe avocado can be really smooth and make a perfectly textured guacamole.
Salt- Start with 1/2 Tsp and go from there per personal preference.
Garlic clove, zested- Adds a lot of flavor to your guac.
Lime juice– Helps with flavor and also slows the avocado from turning brown.
Which onions are best
Traditionally, sweet white onion is used in guacamole. You can use a white or red onion if that’s all you have on hand. You just want to make sure that you rinse the chopped onions really well and drain them. This process will get rid of the strong onion taste.
How to make authentic guacamole
I love this recipe because it reminds me of the guacamole I ate while in Mexico. This authentic guacamole is about as close as it gets. And that it is so easy to make is just the icing on the cake.
1. Dice and soak the onion. With a knife or chopper, dice up the onion and soak it in a bowl of cold water to reduce the strong oniony taste.
2. Drain the onion. After the onion has soaked for about 20 minutes, strain out the water using a mesh strainer and set aside.
3. Core and dice tomatoes. Using a tomato corer or knife, remove all the cores from the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes in half and dice.
4. Mash the avocado. In a bowl, mash the avocados with a potato masher.
6. Season the avocados. Add 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice, and mix them into the mashed avocados.
7. Mix it together. In the bowl of mashed avocados, mix in the tomatoes and onions. At this point, you could add diced jalapeños if you like your guacamole spicy.
How long does it last
This Easy Authentic Guacamole can last for 1-2 days in the fridge in an airtight container. It will start to turn brown the longer the guacamole is in contact with the air.
How to keep it from browning
The best way to keep your guacamole from browning is to cover the surface with citrus juice, like lime or lemon, to keep the enzymes that cause the discoloration from forming. It also helps to leave the avocado pit in the guacamole, as it protects the surface it touches. Finally, make sure to cover it with plastic wrap, pressing it directly against the surface of the guacamole to keep air out.
Can you freeze guacamole
Yes, you can. In an airtight container, you can freeze your guacamole and it will last for up to 3-4 months. But if you plan on freezing it, do not add the tomatoes, as these do not freeze well and add too much liquid to the frozen guacamole.
The texture of your guacamole is entirely up to you. If you prefer it chunky, then do not fully mash the avocado and dice some of it instead. Cut the tomatoes and onion just a little bigger, too. If you prefer your guacamole smoother, thoroughly mash the avocados and dice the other ingredients finely.
Other ingredients that you can add
- Sour cream
- Cayenne Pepper
Great dishes that go with authentic guacamole
Easy Guacamole Recipe
- 1/4 cup onion diced
- 2 Tomato
- 3 Avocado
- 1 tsp salt start with 1/2 tsp
- 2 tsp jalapeño diced (optional)
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tsp lime juice
Chop and soak onion in water
Core and dice the tomatoes
- Using a tomato corer or knife, remove all the cores from each tomato. Cut the tomato in half and dice it using a chopper or sharp knife.
Mash the avocado and add remaining ingredients
- Add 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice and mix it into the mashed avocados.
- In the bowl of mashed avocados, mix in the tomatoes and onions. At this point you could add diced jalapeños if you like your guacamole spicy.
This recipe was originally posted on March 14, 2015, we have tweaked it a bit since then to better improve the recipe.