Last updated on March 20th, 2023
Guacamole is a delicious and healthy dip that has been served for centuries. It can be made in many different ways with all sorts of variations to the traditional recipe. Guacamole is best with fresh ingredients and can be served with chips, on top of tacos or inside burritos. There is no need to visit your local Mexican restaurant for an authentic taste because you can make it right at home and it will taste just as good.
What constitutes the best guacamole is a hotly debated topic among those who love this popular dip. We have tried many variations over the years but found our favourite at a restaurant in Las Vegas that had tableside guacamole service.They would bring a cart over to your table and prepare it to your specifications. Sadly, the restaurant is no longer there, but we got the basics for our home recipe from our visits there. We can now conjure up vacation memories with every bite.
The nice thing about this recipe is that it’s a base that can be taken in many directions. You can make it spicier or chunkier or add other ingredients to it.
Our favourite guacamole recipe:
- 3 avocados, peeled, pit removed, and roughly mashed
- sea salt
- juice of one or two limes
- 1/4 to 1/2 an onion, diced (you can use a white or purple onion)
- cilantro to taste, chopped
- 1-2 serrano peppers, very finely diced
Peel and remove the pit from 3 avocados and mash roughly with a fork in a bowl. Avocados are just one of those foods that don’t need much to dress them up. You want to look for freshness and things that will highlight the flavours of the avocado.
Add sea salt and the juice of one or two limes. Freshly squeezed really is best, but you can use fresh lime juice if you don’t have limes on hand.
Stir in the chopped onion. I like the crunch of the onion, so I don’t chop finely. Add some chopped cilantro and one or two serrano peppers, very finely chopped.
The addition of the serrano peppers is a personal thing. If you are not a fan of spicy food, remove the seeds and cartilage from the pepper and only use one or even half of one.
Serrano peppers are spicier than jalapeños so use some caution. We are huge fans of spicy food and love the taste of serranos, so we keep the seeds in and use one and a half or two peppers.
At this point, your guacamole is ready to eat or to be used in another recipe, but you can also take this opportunity to put your own stamp on this guacamole.
You can add minced garlic, sundried tomatoes, fresh chopped tomatoes, corn, or bacon. Use this base and allow your creativity to go from there. Let me know what combinations you come up with!
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Our Favourite Guacamole
- 3 avocados peeled and roughly mashed
- sea salt
- juice of one or two limes
- 1/4 to 1/2 of an onion chopped
- cilantro chopped
- one or two serrano peppers very finely diced
- Roughly mash the avocados in a bowl.
- Add sea salt, lime juice, onion, cilantro, and serrano peppers.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
I highly recommend you make your beloved guacamole out of avocado, onion, cilantro, tomato, lime juice, and salt. Make a large batch if you are serving it to the group, adding cayenne and hot sauce if you like a bit of spice.
In conclusion, there are many delicious guacamole recipes to choose from. Whether you like your almost-famous guacamole spicy or mild, there is a classic recipe for you. Why not try out a few different recipes and see which one is your favorite extra bite?