Making delicious Guacamole like you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant at home is not as hard as you may think. One of my favorite things to make for any get together is fresh Guacamole. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create the Best Homemade Guacamole that is super easy to make and much better than the store bought versions. So many store bought brands have fillers such as sour cream, are high in sodium, and preservatives. Making your own you can control the ingredients and flavors. Like it spicier? Feel free to add more Jalapeño!
I bought an authentic Molcajete at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants years ago and this is what I use to make my Homemade Guacamole. If you don’t have a molcajete, you can use a large bowl and a fork to combine your ingredients.
Avocados can get a bad rap sometimes for being high in fat and high in calories. So, here’s the thing…there are way too many people counting calories instead of counting chemicals. Avocados are a nutrient dense food and contain 20 essential vitamins and minerals. Avocados are full of healthy fats that your body needs. When you give your body healthy fats, it feels fuller longer which helps in weight loss, not causes weight gain. Some other benefits of avocados include:
Regulates blood sugar
High level of Folate helps with mood and depression
Fun Fact: Did you know that September 16th is National Guacamole Day? As if we needed another reason to consume large quantities of Guac !
My Homemade Guacamole has become a staple at all of our get togethers and parties and is always a crowd pleaser! I serve it with both cut up veggies and tortilla chips. We are partial to Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, but use whatever type you like!
TIP: Lime Juice helps keep the Guacamole from turning brown
More Homemade Dips and Spreads from The Brooklyn Mom :
- 4 Ripe Avocados
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 Tomato, seeded and diced
- Juice of one lime
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro
- 1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
- Slice avocados lengthwise to separate to two halves
- Remove pit and scoop out the avocado into a large bowl
- Add onion, tomato, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, salt, and pepper
- Mash with a fork until ingredients are combined
- Add the Cilantro, check seasoning, and add more salt if needed
- Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with cut up veggies and tortilla chips