10 Minute “DIY” Guacamole
Updated: Jul 31, 2021
Guacamole is a super easy to make and healthy snack, entree, or addition to any meal. A truly great Guac needs nothing else and you can eat with a spoon, and nothing else. I will admit, I have done that on more than one occasion. For me, the flavor and consistency has to be just right, it can’t be too blended or too much salt or lime juice, etc… Otherwise it throws the entire dish off and ruins it for me. I absolutely love guac and there is nothing worse than going to a restaurant and ordering some bunk ass guacamole, and don’t even get me started on that store bought trash. So, because of that I wanted to share my recipe and tips on how you can make better than restaurant quality guacamole at home, in less than 15 minutes!
What you will need;
1/2 Onion (Red or White, I prefer Red)
3 Garlic cloves
a healthy handful of Cilantro
1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
Salt, freshly crushed
Pepper, freshly crushed
1 Jalapeno (optional)
Personally, I hate overly blended guacamole, I want the chunks and crunch of the different ingredients while I eat it. Some people like it blended, so if you do then ignore these next parts and just toss all the mixings into a blender and be done with it. Also, if you have a mortar and pestle it makes this a lot easier. If not that’s totally fine too just use a large serving bowl, and a fork.
Please note however that if you do have a mortar and pestle you may need to adjust the ingredients depending on the size of your mortar, or crush each ingredient separately and place into your serving bowl to mix.
What to do;
Start by cutting your avocados up into small cubes. the smaller the better so it smashes easier. Next you’re going to want to dice up your onion and tomato keeping them in medium to small chunks. Make sure to crush and dice your garlic into very small chunks that way the flavor is spread out when you mix it. Toss them all into your mixing bowl, but DON’T mix it up yet. Personally, I like a lot of cilantro in my guac so I take a large handful and dice it up into small chunks and then add it to the bowl. Now if you are unsure how much lime juice you prefer what I recommend is cutting your lime into wedges that way you can control how much you put in. Otherwise squeeze your lime over the entire bowl of ingredients, ensure to get all the juice out of the lime that you can. Go ahead and put a layer of garlic powder of the top and then grab your salt and pepper grinders and give both a few healthy twists to cover the entire bowl. I recommend about 6 to 8 twists on your salt grinder, and half of that for your pepper.
(Pro-tip, if you want your guac to have a bit more of a kick add some more pepper, or to really spice it up toss in a diced Jalapeno.)
Now is the fun part, grab your fork and begin squishing all of your ingredients together. The reason you crush it together is so that all the flavors mix well, otherwise you are going to get random pockets of flavor and that’s not what you want at all. How mashed up you do it is totally up to you, I prefer some chunks so I leave it a bit chunkier but some people don’t so do what you like best. Now you don’t have to do this but I like to top my guac with a sprinkle of diced cilantro, it not only gives it an appealing look but adds to the flavorful aroma of the dish.
There ya go, it really is that simple! Now keep in mind this is just my preference for guacamole so if you like it with more garlic, salt, or lime feel free to adjust as needed for you. Now you can make better than restaurant quality guacamole at home, and this only takes about 10-15 minutes to make a large bowl so you don’t have to spend a bunch of time in the kitchen and can get back to spending time with your friends and family, plus it’s a super healthy food option with no additives.
If this recipe worked for you, or if you made some changes please comment and let us know, we’d love to hear from you!