4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
This 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe is a healthy easy avocado dip 100% dairy-free, gluten-free ready in less than 10 minutes for an easy last-minute appetizer or snack.
A super simple healthy gluten-free dip perfect for a quick healthy snack or appetizer to gather friends and family.
Choosing The Best Avocados
There are many avocado varieties and the best one for guacamole is Hass avocado.
Their flesh is flavorsome and so creamy when simply mashed by fork.
If you are unsure of your avocado variety, keep in mind that Hass is the most common avocado variety and you can also make guacamole with other varieties!
How To Make This 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
It’s super easy to make quick guacamole with only 4 ingredients.
All you need are:
- Ripe Avocado – it means that if you remove the top stem of your avocado the flesh under it is green and the avocado is soft when pressed. If your avocado is too soft or the color under the top stem is dark brown, then it means that the avocado is overripe and not good for this easy guacamole recipe
- Garlic cloves
- Freshly squeezed Lime juice – read my post here if you are having trouble getting juice from a lime
First, cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
Then, remove any dark or brown spot in the avocado flesh and discard.
Brown spots add a bitter taste to guacamole so it’s better to discard this part of your fruit.
Finally, use a fork or a potato masher to mash the avocado on a chopping.
Making Smooth Guacamole
The best way to make creamy guacamole with no pieces of avocado is to blend all the ingredients in a food processor.
First. process avocado flesh. lime juice, garlic, and salt until smooth.
Then, increase creaminess by adding some of the below:
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Sour cream
Of course, you can feel creative and add some spices and ingredients to make your guacamole much more flavorsome.
The most authentic and delicious add-ons to your guacamole are:
- Diced onion – white onions or red onions taste amazing.
- Finely diced tomatoes
- Pinch of spices like Paprika, Cumin, and Onion powder.
This easy 4-ingredient guacamole recipe is delicious as a dip for:
- Tortillas chips
- Cucumber sticks
- Carrot sticks
- Celery sticks
- In tacos for a quick Mexican lunch with Pico de Gallo and grilled chicken.
The tricky part with guacamole is to keep it green. In fact, avocados oxidize when in contact with air and the top of your guacamole turns brown with time.
It can usually be stored for up to 2 days in the fridge if you follow the rules below:
- Brush the top of the guacamole with lemon juice or lime juice or add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the top.
- Store it in an airtight container.
Some recipe will recommend keeping it longer, up to 3-4 days but again the surface of the guacamole get darker and if your avocados were quite ripe, then the flavor of the guacamole turns bad.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, absolutely! You can freeze leftover homemade guacamole in plastic wrap or airtight containers and thaw it in the fridge the day before.
Make sure to use avocados at the perfect state of ripeness. Too ripe and the guacamole will taste earthy and moldy. Too young and the guacamole will be bitter.
Then you add any of the following toppings to make it even better:
– Diced onion – white onion or red onion
– Finely diced tomatoes
– A pinch of spices like Paprika, Cumin, Onion powder
The most important ingredient of guacamole is fresh, ripe avocados. Their green flesh brings the color, taste, and texture to the guacamole. All the other ingredients are just to make it even better.
Lemon juice increases the acidity of the guacamole, making it last longer. To keep the top of your guac green, you can also add a thin layer of olive oil or even water as it forms a protective shield that improves its shelf life.
The taste of guacamole depends mostly on the ripeness of the avocado. A perfect avocado makes delicious guacamole. But the tanginess and spiciness of the guac also depend on the lemon or lime juice you add and the spices.
More Easy Dip Recipes
Below I listed some more easy healthy dip recipes perfect as a snack or appetizer:
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