For this easy guacamole recipe, you need a few basic ingredients from your pantry. There is one secret ingredient if you want an added kick, add a little bit of cayenne or paprika and some chopped hot green chilies. These are entirely optional if you like the heat.
Here are the ingredients we used in this recipe –
- Thai green chilies
- lime juice
- Cumin powder
We love using our Alaskan ulu to chop all the ingredients for guacamole and salsa. We also recommend using this avocado slicer. Please note that these are affiliate links. What that means is that we earn a small commission to keep our website running at no cost to you.
Tips on making the best guacamole
Garlic is not very common in guacamole but using it in this recipe helps us include some raw garlic in our diets. Garlic has some excellent anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties that will give a boost to your immune system.
Guacamole tastes best when served immediately. Avocados turn brown when they come in contact with air. However, if you want to save it for later there is a trick. There is a myth about putting the pit in the guacamole to prevent it from browning. However, it is only a myth. Nevertheless, we do it. You need to prevent the guacamole from coming in contact with air so use a cling wrap and press it on the guacamole so that there is no air between the plastic and the guacamole. You can then store it in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
Our guacamole tastes serves well as a dip for chips, or as a spread on bread. We love sourdough with guacamole for our weekend breakfasts. Try our easy sourdough bread recipe here. Also, don’t forget to check out our very popular make-ahead breakfast watermelon cake.
Easy guacamole recipe with a kick
- Cut avocados in half and remove the pit.
- Use a spoon to get the avocado meat in a bowl and use a fork to roughly mash it.
- Finely chop onion, garlic, cilantro and green chili and mix in with the mashed avocado.
- Squeeze half a lime or lemon in the avocado.
- Add cumin, paprika and salt and mix well.
- Serve immediately or store for later use. Please see the text above for tips on storing the guacamole.
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