The wait is finally over! If you follow me on social media, or even here on my blog you’ve probably seen a photo or two of some guacamole. Of course it’s never the main focus, but every now and then it pairs well with a main dish I’m making so it makes its way into the photo. In the past I think I’ve even shared the ingredients with you all, but no measurements. Why you ask? Because whenever I make guacamole, I never use measurements! It’s always put together “to taste.” A little of this, a little of that, then I give it a taste and add more ingredients as needed. I’ve been doing it this way for years, but I’ve finally gotten around to sharing my easy guacamole recipe with you all!
If you happen to be new to making guacamole, I’ve found that the key to good guac is fresh ingredients and ripe avocados. Picking out good avocados is easy. You want to go with ones that are soft, but not too soft. Grip the avocado firmly and you should be able to make an indention with your fingers. If you want to confirm that the avocados are still good, pop off the round brown piece on top. This will give you a peek into the avocado so you can see what color it is without having to cut them open. I do this at grocery stores all the time! When you remove the brown piece it should be a bright green. If it’s brown, put it down!
Making the Guac
Preparing this easy guacamole is super easy! It’s also easy to customize. Just think of this recipe as a guide. I like my guacamole a a little spicy and flavorful. If you’re not into spicy foods, be careful with the amount of seeds from the jalapeños you add. The more seeds, the more heat! In my opinion, the tomato helps to level out the heat so don’t fret if you accidentally add too much.
The recipe below is perfect for large gatherings, or if you just really LOVE guacamole and don’t care to share. I’m not judging! If you’re looking for a smaller batch, try cutting this recipe in half. In my experience, guacamole usually lasts for 2-3 days when refrigerated, so I wouldn’t try to prepare a huge batch at once unless you were planning to make it disappear pretty quickly!
I served this at our recent housewarming and I got quite a few compliments! Including one from my lovely picky grandma 🙂 Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below! I’d love to know what you think!
- 8 ripe avocados peeled, seeded and smashed
- 1 cup fresh diced tomatoes
- 2-3 jalapeños diced and seeded (remove seeds according to spice level preference)
- 1/2 cup diced red onions
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- black pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips!