Guacamole is made from one of the highest-fiber healthy foods on the planet, avocados. If you’ve never made it from scratch before, no worries. This easy homemade guacamole dip is so tasty; you will want to make it all the time. Avocados are so healthy because they are full of vitamins and minerals, including essential omega-3 fatty acids, so why wouldn’t you want to eat more of them?
Easy Homemade Guacamole Dip Recipe
The main ingredient in Guacamole is Avacado, but of course, there are more ingredients you will need to add to make the perfect dip. I used to buy guacamole dip from Costco as I thought it tasted great. But then I finally learned how to make my own homemade dip from scratch as It is way tastier and healthier than buying store-bought.
This recipe is so easy. It only takes about 10 minutes to make and will last for 3 days in the refrigerator. We find it so quick and easy to make guacamole dip with an immersion blender. Clean up is a breeze after too!
Guacamole is very versatile. We like to use it in many dishes at home. You can dip your veggies, tortilla chips, crackers, and pita bread right into it, use it on sandwiches, and even put it right into tacos and taco dips.
It’s a great way to get more fiber into your diet too. Just 1 avocado is a whopping 13 grams of fiber.
Here is a list of all 8 ingredients you will need to make this tasty guacamole recipe and why it is so good to eat?
Avocados are cultivated in many countries’ tropical and Mediterranean climates, with Mexico being the leading producer of Avocados in 2019, supplying 32% of the world.
Different avocados varieties include green, brown, purplish, or black skin when very ripe and may appear pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. They are usually picked while immature and ripen after harvesting.
How To Pick The Perfect Avocodo?
So when choosing the best Avocodo for Guacamole dip, it’s best to make sure your Avocados aren’t too green or too hard to cut and scrape out of the shell. I always choose the black yet soft avocados as they are easy to mash up with an immersion blender and pretty green inside (not too mushy, though, or they end up being too brown inside) for my guacamole dip.
Avocados are considered a “Good Fat,” so you shouldn’t shy away from them. Although, if you are calorie counting, it’s best to eat only half an avocado. Just 1 Avocodo has approximately 322 calories.
Here are some more benefits of Avocados;
- They offer an excellent source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6.
- Contain many nutrients such as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium.
- Provides lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Eating Avocados can lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Cilantro is a fragrant herb that gives food a great flavor. It’s a high antioxidant that offers an antimicrobial compound that may help protect your body against infections and illnesses caused by tainted food and is effective against food poisoning.
Benefits of Cilantro:
- It contains Vitamins A, C, and K, and the leaves have folate, potassium, and manganese. According to WebMD, it is rarely eaten in high enough amounts to be a significant source of these nutrients.
- It helps the body get rid of heavy metals.
- It may help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
- Reduces anxiety.
- May Lower blood sugar, so it’s important to monitor it if you have diabetes or anyone concerned with low blood sugar.
3. Red Onion
Red Onions are a vegetable grown underground worldwide and are closely related to chives, garlic, scallions, shallots, and leeks. They are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects, pack more nutrients than white ones and offer many benefits.
Benefits of Red Onion May:
- Reduce the risk of cancer.
- Help with allergies.
- Lower blood sugar levels.
- Improve bone health.
- Combat the common cold.
- Reduce blood pressure.
- Help cholesterol Levels and lower the risk of heart disease.
- Support heart health.
- Control weight.
- Prevent kidney stones.
- Protect against anemia.
- Fight bacteria in the urinary tract.
- Improve digestive health.
Garlic cloves are used for both raw and cooked consumption or medicinal purposes. The plant is native to central Asia but grows wildly in Italy and Southern France. It is a common ingredient added to many national cuisines. Garlic is related to onions, shallots, and leeks. It is used to make food taste better and even as herbal medicine to treat cold and flu.
It does have side effects for some people, such as heartburn, flatulence, and sweating. Side effects are usually worse when eaten raw garlic. Garlic is often used for medicinal properties and many more nutrients you can benefit from.
Benefits of Garlic May:
- Help fight the common cold.
- Reduce blood pressure.
- Improve cholesterol.
- Prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Help you live longer.
- Improve athletic performance.
- Detoxify heavy metals in the body.
- Improve bone health.
The origin of Lemons is unknown. Lemons are used for culinary and non-culinary purposes everywhere in work. The juice of a lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, with a pH of around 2.2, giving it a sour taste. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and very low in sugar.
Lemons are high in vitamin c, fiber, and plant compounds as well as offer many benefits.
Lemons are a great ingredient to add as it helps keep your guacamole dip stay fresh and bright green.
Benefits of Lemon May:
- Support Heart health.
- Control Weight.
- Prevent Kidney stones.
- Prevent Anemia.
- Reduce the risk of Cancer.
- Improve Digestive health.
Limes are grown all-year-round, mostly on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico. They are a sour citrus fruit that is green in color and rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and many benefits.
Benefits of Lime May:
- Boost Immunity.
- Promote healthy skin.
- Reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Prevent kidney stones.
- Increase Iron absorption.
- Lower risk of certain cancers.
7. Real Salt/Sea Salt
Real Salt/Sea Salt is an unrefined salt we use in my house because it contains several essential mineral electrolytes that improve hydration without the added sugar and refined dyes you will get when drinking sports drinks.
Sea salts are a healthier choice for recipes than table salt as table salt (being finely ground) packs more sodium.
Benefits of Seat Salt May:
- Improve hydration.
- Fluid balance.
- Help with digestion.
8. Hot Sauce (optional)
Hot sauce is completely optional. It depends if you like to add some spice or not. I only put about 8 dashes into my guacamole dip and find that it gives just a little bit of zing without overdoing it. Nobody has complained about it being too hot or too spicy in our house, so I keep it at 8 dashes every time.
Easy Guacamole Dip
- Large Mixing Bowl and Immersion Blender or Regular Full-Sized Blender
- Chopping Knife
- Measuring Spoons
- 6 Large Ripe Avocados Cut into Cubes. (Setting one seed aside for after the dip is mixed)
- 1 Full Bunch Fresh Cilantro (Because WE LOVE Cilantro!)
- 1 Small Red Onion Chopped
- 1 tsp Fresh Garlic Chopped
- 1 Juice of a Lemon
- 1 Juice of a Lime
- 1 tsp Real Salt or Hymalian Salt
- 8 Dashes of Hot Sauce
- Chop all of the veggies into smaller pieces (except the lemon and lime), and save one of the seeds from the avocado for later.
- Place all of the chopped ingredients together into a large-sized bowl adding the juice of 1 whole lemon and 1 whole lime.
- Mix it with an immersion blender. Immersion blenders work best to mix guacamole, but If you don't have one, place all of the ingredients into any medium or large-sized blender and blend it until creamy smooth.
- Scoop out the guacamole mixture into a serving bowl and garnish with lemon, lime and a cherry tomato.
- Serve Guacamole with your favorite crackers, chips and veggies.
Store leftover guacamole dip covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you have any left;)
Super easy in under 10 minutes!
I love to use my immersion blender for creating this guacamole dip. It is convenient and very handy as it can also be used for similar recipes that require blending, such as pureeing soup, blending pancake batter, making smoothies, pesto sauce, pasta sauce, cheese sauce, whipped cream, and more.
If you prefer to use a full-sized blender instead, you can also check out which of these 5 great blenders will work best for you!
If you tried my easy guacamole recipe, I’d love to know what you think of it and if you would change anything?
Please share with us in the comments below.