Homemade Guacamole Recipe

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Homemade guacamole is super easy to make and will knock the socks off any store-bought guac. Oh, and it’s naturally gluten free!

Choose Haas avocados, the best for guacamole and typically available year-round in grocery stores. Dark purple or black when ripe, avocados should be firm (not hard) and yield to gentle pressure when squeezed lightly (not squishy!).

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The easiest — and most beautiful! — way to make and serve your homemade guacamole is in a molcajete! This one is from Verve Culture (click photo for more info)*

I like to sauté my onions first for a delicious caramelized flavor; layered with the chiles, salt and cumin, this guacamole is full of flavor without being eye-wateringly hot. Spice it up with ancho chili powder when you want more heat.

Serve guacamole with chips, tacos, tamales or other Mexican-inspired dishes … or even my homemade gluten free eggrolls! It’s a dip and side dish that goes well with nearly anything!

Yield: serves 6

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

homemade guacamole | gfJules

Homemade guacamole is super easy to make and will knock the socks off any store-bought guac. Oh, and it's naturally gluten free and vegan!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe Haas avocados
  • ½ red or sweet Vidalia onion, minced
  • 3-5 fresh Roma tomatoes or 2 medium vine-ripe tomatoes, diced (or 1 can Ro-tel®, drained)
  • 2 Tbs. diced green chiles
  • ½ Tbs. minced garlic, to taste (optional)
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp. coarse sea salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ancho chile pepper powder or cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, slightly chopped (optional)
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice

Instructions

Dice then sauté onions in 1-2 tablespoons oil until lightly browned.

Scoop avocado flesh out of shells and remove pits. Place avocado in a large bowl or molcajete and mash with a pestle, potato masher or the back of a large spoon.

Add onion, tomatoes, chiles and spices; mix together with a fork. Taste and adjust seasoning. Stir in cilantro and lime juice.

Cover with plastic wrap laying directly on the top of guacamole to prevent exposure to air.

Serve immediately or chill 30 minutes before serving. The lime juice will help prevent browning, but guacamole is best served soon after preparing.

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Homemade guacamole is super easy to make and will knock the socks off any store-bought guac. Oh, and it's naturally gluten free and vegan!

*Many thanks to Verve Culture for supplying me with a beautiful Molcajete to make this homemade guacamole recipe. As always, all opinions are my own.  See my disclosure policy for more information

Homemade guacamole is super easy to make and will knock the socks off any store-bought guac. Oh, and it's naturally gluten free!

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