Hands down the best easy homemade guacamole recipe! This healthy homemade dip is easy to put together tastes amazing & is low carb, and keto-friendly, and gluten-free!
Growing up I was not an avocado fan. See, once upon a time when I was around ten years old my Dad informed me that both avocados & mayo were not among his favorite foods and as an ever so impressionable kid I adopted his strict no avocado & no mayo policy.
Lucky for me I was coaxed into trying guacamole for the first time in college on a date after indulging in a few margaritas. I fell in love – with the guacamole, not the guy.
Since then I have tried my hand at homemade guacamole recipes and failed miserably.
Too much cilantro. Not enough spice. Way Too Much Spice. Bad avocado.
After years of trying I’ve finally gotten it right!
Please allow me to offer a few words of wisdom before you embark on your authentic homemade journey.
- Add spices in gradually to avoid a 5-alarm fire in your mouth!
- Use the tips listed below to keep your guac from turning brown.
- Use Hass avocados!
Why Hass Avocados?
Both Florida and Hass avocados contain heart-healthy fats, but the Florida avocado has significantly less healthy fats and isn’t nearly as flavorful! Plus, the Hass avocado is easier to mash & whip making it the best choice for all things guacamole & beyond.
Fun Fact: The Hass (rhymes with “class”) avocado is named after Rudolph Hass who was a California postman that patented the Hass Avocado in 1935. He planted the first Hass Avocado seed in the late 1920s, and after repeated attempts to graft another variety failed & almost chopped it down! Now over 80% of all avocados eaten throughout the world are Hass-generating over $2 billion a year in the US alone! And in case you’re wondering, Hass is often misspelled as Haas, but both spellings refer to the same California avocado!
Again, you’re looking for ripe Hass avocados. Using over-ripened avocados in your guacamole will make for an odd flavor. A close-but-no-cigar nearly ripe avocado will be a little firm & have a greenish-purple appearance.
We’re seeking perfection here-just this one time:)
The perfect avocado will yield ever so slightly to a little pressure, but won’t be mushy or soft. Find a dark green-almost black colored Hass avocado that fits these criteria & you’re as good as gold!
Keeping Guacamole Green
Guac has a habit of turning brown fast, but you can prolong the green by adding extra lime juice & an avocado pit in the center & seal it with plastic wrap.
Guacamole will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Ready for me shut up & hand over the best easy homemade guacamole recipe? Ok! Here ya go!Print
Hands down the best easy homemade authentic guacamole recipe! This healthy homemade dip is easy to put together tastes amazing & is Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly, Vegan, & Gluten-Free!
4 Haas Avocados – Peeled & Diced
2 Small Roma Tomatoes
4 TBSP Fresh Lime
3 TSP Cilantro
3 TBSP Red Onion
4 TSP Olive Oil
1 Diced Jalapeno (Optional)
1/2 TSP Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
Sea salt & pepper to taste
Place avocado, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, tomatoes & diced jalapeño into a bowl. Toss in olive oil & season with pepper & sea salt to taste.
*Shortcut: For a less chunky guacamole, mix all ingredients in a food processor!
Variations: Add in 6-8 slices of cooked bacon & crumble over top
If you’re on a low carb diet or the keto diet serve with your choice of Pork rinds, Celery, Bell Pepper strips, low carb cheese crisps or low carb tortilla chips.
Keywords: low carb, keto, gluten free, vegan