Healthy Homemade Guacamole Recipe + VIDEO

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A healthy, simple homemade guacamole recipe that is easy to throw together for one, or for a crowd!

Black Rustic Bowl of Healthy Homemade Guacamole, with Limes and Red Onion

Perfectly ripe avocados loaded with healthy fats, lots of flavor and a chunky rustic texture, makes this the best homemade guacamole dip you’ll find yourself making over and over again. 

The secret lies in finding the perfect balance between the acidity from the limes, the sea salt and the spiciness of the peppers. 

Yes, you can definitely make it without cilantro, but If you want to stay authentic you really want to keep it in there. It is lovely! 

Healthy Homemade Guacamole in a Rustic Black Bowl

To attain that rustic chunky texture just scoop out the flesh out of the avocados, pile all your ingredients into a large bowl and gently fold to combine. Easy, right ?

No mashing allowed!

Scoop it over these shrimp tacos or serve with chips and salsa, fresh tomato salsa, black beans or sour cream on the side.

Homemade Guacamole in a Rustic Black Bowl

Note worthy: To keep your guacamole from browning or oxidation, throw a couple of the avocado seeds in the bowl. You could even layer a few lime or lemon slices on top before covering with plastic wrap, the acidy will keep it nice and green, like magic!

Large Bowl of Healthy Homemade Guacamole on a Rustic Table

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Healthy Homemade Guacamole Recipe

A simple, healthy homemade guacamole recipe that is easy to make at home for one or a for a crowd!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 large ripe avocados
  • 2 green onions (diced)
  • 1/2 small red onion (diced or sliced)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more as needed
  • 1 medium lime (squeezed + more to taste)
  • 1/2 c fresh tomato salsa
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper (diced without seeds if you like it mild, or with seeds if you like it very spicy. You may use Serrano chiles but keep mind they are about 5 times hotter than the jalapenos)
  • 1/3 c fresh cilantro leaves (or to taste)
  • 4 wedges lime (for serving)
  • 3 tbsp fresh chives (snipped)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper (+ more to taste)

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Reserve a couple of them.
  • Inside the shell cut the avocado in half lengthwise.
  • Using a spoon scoop out the avocado from its shell and transfer the flesh to a bowl.
  • Add the green onion, red onion, chili pepper, lime juice and cilantro to the bowl with the avocado. Drizzle with the olive oil and gently fold together.
  • Season with sea salt to your taste.
  • Adjust seasonings with more sea salt and lime juice and taste again until happy.
  • Garnish with the snipped chives. Serve it with fresh tomato Salsa on top, or cover it with thinly sliced lemons or limes to save for later and prevent browning.
  • Serve with freshly cracked black pepper on top.

Notes

Make sure you use tight plastic wrap on top before refrigerating.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 4
Author: Florentina

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48 Comments

  1. I have never had much luck with making my own guacamole. I will have to give this a shot and see if I can get it right!

  2. I love guacamole and your presentation looks so delicious. With that said, I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  3. This looks like a great recipe for guacamole. I have not made it myself yet but want to give it a try. I do not like it when it is too smooth like a puree, like that you made it chunky.

  4. Funny story, I hated guacamole before I became pregnant with my daughter. During my pregnancy, that was one of my biggest cravings! Now I can’t get enough! I need to try this recipe, it looks amazing!

  5. 5 stars
    Wow, have never heard of the trick with the avocado seed to stop browning before – trying that with our next batch. Your version looks great – perfect!

  6. YES. Leave that plastic bag guac alone! Fresh and From Scratch is ALWAYS better. This looks amazing!

  7. 5 stars
    I really do love how you left the avacado pieces thick and chunky for this gauc! It’s almost like a salad to me! You can do so much with this recipe. My tummy is screaming – “where the shrimp at” lol. Looks great!

    1. Haha Sharee, I know what you mean, and I’m all about that juicy shrimp too! About 10 jumbo ones on top of a big scoop of this guacamole and I’m in Heaven ! xo’s – Florentina