This is a simple homemade guacamole without cilantro. It’s an easy dip recipe that tastes best when fresh. The recipe for guacamole is easily customizable!
While there is no cilantro nor lime in my guacamole recipe, they can be used, if you prefer. For a spicy kick, you can add jalapeno (always use less rather than more when trying it for the first time).
This homemade guacamole post includes FAQ’s as well as easy appetizer recipe ideas you can make alongside this tasty dip.
How to make guacamole at home?
First, mash the avocado flesh with a fork. I recommend using a medium-size mixing bowl as it is easier to mix everything around. You could use a soup bowl, but it will be more difficult to mix all the ingredients without spilling.
Then, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined. Taste and add more seasoning, if it is needed. When happy with its taste, you are ready to serve!
How to keep guacamole from turning brown?
The discoloration starts the minute the avocado flesh is exposed to oxygen. You can reduce it or control it by using lemon juice. So the more you add, the lower the chance of your homemade guacamole turn brown.
Also, if you don’t serve it right away, make sure to store it in an airtight container, in the fridge.
However, if your guacamole dip turns brown, simply mix it well before serving.
How long does guacamole last?
Homemade guacamole is best enjoyed right away, but it should last 1-2 days, when stored properly.
Is guacamole healthy?
If you make guacamole from scratch at home, you can be sure it is healthy. It only contains fresh ingredients, which are always good for you.
Plus, avocados are nutrient rich and contain fatty acids (If you like to learn more, this article is quite helpful: Health Benefits of Avocados), so adding homemade guac to your diet will definitely be beneficial to you!
Can you freeze guacamole?
While some people do this, I don’t recommend it. This is one of the easy appetizer recipes (or snacks) that is ready in minutes, so why freeze?
Freezing guacamole should be avoided as thawing will thin it quite a lot and it will not taste as good as fresh guacamole.
If you are planning a party where you want to serve a lot of foods including this guacamole without cilantro, I recommend choosing easy appetizers (hot or cold) or those that you can freeze without a problem, so you have time making guac before serving.
There are a ton of easy party foods, that save you time or can be made in advance. Here are some of them:
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip – this is pretty much a dump-and-go appetizer recipe that you can throw in your crock pot and forget all about it. Or, if you are looking for some meaty appetizers, try Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs!
Garlic Cheddar Cheese Dip – Can be served as a spread over crostini or freshly sliced French baguette. This is one of the quick dip recipes that can also be made ahead.
Cheese logs only take minutes to put together and serve a crowd and they are pretty customizable. These are my favorite:
These are only a few examples of easy appetizer recipes to show you that entertaining at home is easy and can be hassle-free if you choose the right selection of party foods. And more importantly, you will have time to prepare homemade guacamole without freezing it!
- 2 Ripe Avocados, flesh only
- 6 Cherry Tomatoes, cut into small pieces
- ½ Small Onion (1/4 cup finely minced)
- 1 tablespoon Finely Chopped Parsley
- ½ Small Lemon, juice only
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Transfer the avocado flesh into a medium-sized bowl. Use a fork to mash it (you can leave some chunks or mash it until smooth). Add chopped cherry tomatoes, minced onion, chopped parsley, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix until combine.
- Taste and add more seasoning/lemon juice, if needed.
- All the ingredients can be adjusted to your liking. You can add more onion, less tomatoes, more lemon juice, etc…
- You can use cilantro instead of parsley and lime instead of lemon.
- You’ll find more information and answers to FAQ’s in the post above this recipe card.
- The serving size will vary. This will depend on many factors, such as the type and length of your gathering or the foods you are serving alongside this dip. I always recommend pairing it with a few other appetizers, so that your guests have the option to choose other snacks as well.
- This can also be spread over a toast or artisan bread for a healthy snack or breakfast.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g