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Quick and easy homemade guacamole recipe

This guacamole recipe is genius.

Guacamole, as we all know (well, I assume you do), is simply mashed or smashed avocado with some other ingredients mainly vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and some fresh lime. In recent times the eating of guacamole recipe has seen a rapid increase because many cultures have embraced this "healthy lifestyle." Besides just using it as "dips" many people, including myself, now use guacamole as "main" sauce. For instance, I have used it as my roasted plantain sauce, I have also used it as white rice sauce, and it strategically replaced my red tomato stew.

In reality, guacamole is genius, and, definitely more than a dip. Click To Tweet

I remember growing up in Nigeria, avocados were rampant, we had an avocado tree in our backyard, and though we ate loads of avocado, I never remember seeing my mother make guacamole. I only started seeing guacamole here in America, loved it the first time I tried it and have continued to enjoy it.

By all means, the avocado is one of the most significant fruits (more of vegetable in my mind). Use every opportunity to savor it, like making guacamole by yourself and enjoying it as you wish. I understand if you do not like or eat avocado. But don't wait until you get to "that special restaurant" to order your next guacamole. With this in mind, everything you need for your next best guacamole is in this post.

Some Ways I use Guacamole:

Plantain, and Fish with guacamole. Yum.

As you can see here, I am pairing my 9Ja style roasted ripe plantain, and pan-seared tilapia fish with guacamole. This dish was marvelous! Usually, in Nigeria, pepper sauce is often used, but I opted for guacamole and worked just fine.

Rice, spinach, and guacamole? Glorious!

You can never go wrong with avocado on white/steamed rice. This combo was a match made in food haven, literally. YUM!

The Guacamole goodness.

In view of the above, here are how to make my healthiest and heartiest guacamole recipe. Be rest-assured this takes less than 10 minutes to put together, and it's super quick, easy to make, and very delightful.

  • Avocado; it is essential to realize that without avocado, there won't be guacamole. Choose fresh and ripe avocado for this recipe, from your local store or farmers market there is always plenty to go around. I have yet to see a scarcity of it. lol
  • Tomato; I personally do like to add some fresh crisp (not soggy) tomato into my guacamole. And honestly, I do not even feel it in there when I eat it. Do not fret over this, no-tomato guacamole does not taste any less better.
  • Onions and green onions; I normally use purple/red onions; am sure white or yellow would work just fine. Also, I like to add green onions or scallions. Remember this recipe is for you to personalize, so add the things you want. Make it your way.
  • Lime; in my opinion, lime is a must in guacamole making. First, lime gives this a much-needed acidic vibrancy. Secondly, lime provides some powerful anti-oxidants. Thirdly, and most importantly, lime prevents the guacamole from browning too quickly.

 

The ingredients in a snapshot.

Now if you are ready to let's make the healthiest, and the heartiest guacamole recipe you will ever find out there. Also, remember, family and friends, make good food fabulous. When you make this super healthy guacamole please share with the people you love.

 

The healthiest and heartiest guacamole recipe for the ultimate guest-tertainment

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: appetizer/snacks

Cuisine: Universal

Yield: 4 servings

The healthiest and heartiest guacamole recipe for the ultimate guest-tertainment

Whether you are hosting your immediate family, and friends, or maybe you desire a healthy dip for your finger snacks, this homemade guacamole recipe comes in handy.

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • ½ of big lime or 1 whole small lime
  • ½ bulb of purple/red onions chopped
  • 1 small – medium size tomato (remove seeds & inner membrane and chop)
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro (or parley)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste (white or black pepper works, may also add spicy pepper for a spicy kick.)

Instructions

  1. Cut open avocados, gently remove the seed and scope them out into a clean bowl. Add some pepper, sprinkle some salt and squeeze in the whole juice from that lime unto the avocado.
  2. Then begin to mash, personally I do not want my guacamoles very smooth, so I would roughly mash with a fork to the consistency that I desire. It is now time to add the other ingredients: green onions, purple/red onions, tomatoes, cilantro or parsley, and a bit more salt (if it needs it). At this time you may also add some fresh habanero peppers or crushed red peppers for extra spiciness.
  3. Taste for flavor and adjust seasoning accordingly. Serve with whatever you desire. If you are having guests, there is no limit to what you can serve with guacamole; try cucumber slices, sesame seed crackers (or any crackers), celery sticks, carrots to mention a few (just like I did). Also, roasted ripe plantains, steamed rice, grilled fish are equally fantastic with guacamole.

Notes

The lime-juice is crucial for guacamole; it helps it to stay and look green for a bit longer. Not only does lime has excellent health benefits, but it also prevents the guacamole from browning. You would think tomatoes can cause the guacamole to be more watery, but I have always had a different experience. As long as you remove the tomato seed and inner membrane, you will be ok, and your guacamole will be excellent.

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Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.

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