Super Simple Guacamole
What’s the quickest way to impress your guests? By making some Super Simple Guacamole, it’s always a winner, makes every Mexican dish better, and takes just 10 minutes! Even if you have more time, this is how to make guacamole!
There are so many different guacamole recipes out there, but the one thing they all have in common is avocado. Ideally your avocados are ripe. If not, put them in a paper bag with a ripe banana. Even a few hours will help. If you don’t have a ripe banana, do it without, it will just take longer.
My Super Simple Guacamole recipe is loaded with flavor, and if you don’t like one of the ingredients, just leave it out. However, I don’t recommend eliminating the lime juice. It helps keep the guacamole green, without it, the guacamole will brown quickly.
Although this is an easy guacamole recipe, there are 9 ingredients. You can use a 4 ingredient guacamole recipe, but I promise you, it will not have the delicious flavor of this Super Simple Guacamole! Each ingredient is there for a reason, and although it is mild, no one will call it bland!
One of my secret ingredients is a little bit of low-fat sour cream. It adds a nice creaminess to the texture, and actually lowers the fat content per serving making this a healthy guacamole recipe! But they’re good fats, right? Yes, but unfortunately, you still cannot eat avocados with wild abandonment.
Loaded with these “good fats” and antioxidants, most people are aware of the many health benefits of avocados, so by the transitive property, pretty much all re, guacamole.
Here are a few guacamole and avocado fun facts to dazzle your friends with that they may not be aware of:
1. The Aztecs believed guacamole was an aphrodisiac! This may be another reason the make Super Simple Guacamole!
2. The name Guacamole evolved from the Aztec word "ahuacamolli," which translates to “avocado sauce.” But there is evidence that “ahuaca” (avocado) can be traced back to the word for testicles.
3. Although avocados originated in Mexico thousands of years ago, the US banned importing them from 1914 to 1997.
4. Avocados were previously called “alligator pears” because of their bumpy green skin.
5. The largest serving of guacamole set a Guinness World Record in 2013 at 5,885.24 pounds.
Super Simple Guacamole Recipe
3 large Haas avocados
¼ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ cup tomatoes, diced small
¼ cup red onion, diced small
1. Scoop out avocados with a spoon and add to your bowl.
2. Add, sour cream, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
3. Mix well with a fork until well combined and almost smooth.
4. Add tomatoes and onions, and stir again.
5. Say, “wow, that was super simple!”
1. I like to make guacamole in a mixing bowl that I can get messy, and then serve it in another bowl.
2. Another option is to use a Mortar & Pestle. This is an especially good idea if your avocados are hard. Check out this Mortar & Pestle Guacamole Set.
Serving Super Simple Guacamole
Guacamole can be served as a dip with chips, or as spread on sandwiches, or on the side of just about any Mexican dish or even with Mediterranean food. Try it with any of these recipes:
Cilantro Lime Corn with Zucchini
Healthy Beef Enchiladas
Low Cal Quesadillas
Breakfast Street Tacos
Guiltless Gluten Free Nachos
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