Fresh Guacamole by Vadim

This guacamole is packed with fresh, healthy ingredients. We make tons of this when avocados are cheap. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

This guacamole is packed with fresh, healthy ingredients. Vadim is our guacamole expert and has perfected his recipe.  We make tons of this when avocados are cheap.  This is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Guacamole Recipe Ingredients:

3 medium ripe avocados
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 Tbsp lemon juice, plus more to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Guacamole

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How to make Fresh Guacamole:

1. Cut avocados in half lengthwise, remove pits, scrape the flesh of the avocado out with a spoon. Place in a medium bowl with a flat bottom and mash avocados with a potato masher.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl (tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lemon juice) Mix well and add salt and pepper plus more lemon juice if desired.

3. Serve with tortilla chips. MMMMM!!! Our favorite snack.

Notes on avocados:

-Select avocados that are slightly soft to the touch; Don’t buy avocados that are rock hard or ones that feel like applesauce would ooze out.

-If you are not going to make them right away, you can keep the firmer ones on the counters to ripen.

-If they are just right and you aren’t going to make them for a couple of days, put them in a paper bag and place in the fridge.

To keep your guacamole from browning too quickly, insert the pit from the avocado in to the finish product before refrigerating.

Fresh Guacamole... by Vadim

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$7
Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 medium ripe avocados
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice plus more to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut 3 avocados in half lengthwise, remove pits, scrape the flesh of the avocado out with a spoon. Place in a medium bowl with a flat bottom and mash avocados with a potato masher.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl (tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lemon juice) Mix well and add salt and pepper plus more lemon juice if desired.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

-Select avocados that are slightly soft to the touch; Don't buy avocados that are rock hard or ones that feel like applesauce would ooze out. -If you are not going to make them right away, you can keep the firmer ones on the counters to ripen. -If they are just right and you aren't going to make them for a couple of days, put them in a paper bag and place in the fridge. To keep your guacamole from browning too quickly, insert the pit from the avocado in to the finish product before refrigerating.

 

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  • atlya
    April 5, 2012

    I have also tried this recipe as a salad, not a dip by adding a little less avocado, plus black beans, red peppers and roasted corn. It’s for the time when avocados are not as cheap anymore 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2012

      Oh that’s brilliant! Thank you! Reply

  • CYCAHA
    October 7, 2011

    you should add jalepeno pure or cut up a small amount. it adds some nice spice and the avocado really soothes at the same time. mmm so good! P.S. my advice is to slightly mash the avocados with a fork leaving a few chunky pieces seems to taste so much better! 🙂 Reply

  • Charlie
    June 2, 2011

    Very good recipe. Thank you. I would recommend to substitude onion for red onion and lemon juice for lime juice. Also add some halapeno or some hot sauce to make it more authentic. Reply

  • Tex
    May 30, 2011

    I lived in Mexico for a year and never saw a lemon. Lime is the ticket. Try it in the guacamole, but great squeezed in a bowl of chicken soup too. Just moved to Ukraine in October. Trying to learn the language. Great to see some recipes that I can completely understand. keep up the good work. Reply

    • Natasha
      May 31, 2011

      We will try that. We have been using lime in guacamole but not salsa. Sounds like lime will make it more authentic. Reply

  • Whitney
    March 29, 2011

    I really like this version of guacamole. If you want Cali style, sub the lemon with lime and add a dash of cayenne pepper and your favorite finely chopped chilis to suit your heat level. We make this dip into a spread for turkey, swiss and spinach wraps. It’s amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      March 29, 2011

      Those are some great tips! We are huge guacamole people 🙂 Using it as a spread like you mentioned sounds great. Thanks Whitney! Reply

      • christine merlino
        October 22, 2013

        it is deilcious as a spread in a wrap instead of mayo. also great on a grilled chicken with toasted bun. YUM! Reply

        • christine merlino
          October 22, 2013

          I meant “grilled chicken breast”…And yes, use Lime instead of lemon.
          If you are in a major hurry(someone pops over without calling) I just add a good “fresh salsa that has been made with all the ingreidients listed”
          use a “slotted spoon(to get rid of excess liquid) add to mashed Avacoda, and “you are “set to go!”…Just make sure its not a brand like “Taco bell”. Buy deli made…This saves chopping time. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          October 22, 2013

          Oh great ideas! Thanks Christine 🙂 Reply

  • morgan
    January 25, 2011

    Amazing taste Reply

  • August 3, 2010

    sounds a lot simpler than my recipe. will deffinatly need to try yours out! Reply

  • anna
    June 14, 2010

    this dip is the bomb, i’ve made it a couple times, fedor loves it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      I’m glad you guys like it :). Reply

  • May 3, 2010

    I LOVE GUACAMOLE! Thanks for sharing Vadim’s tried and true recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      You are welcome Veronica :). Reply

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