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!
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!
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.
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!
Healthy Homemade Guacamole Recipe
- 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)
- 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.
Homemade Guacamole Recipe Video!
One needs a classic guac recipe in their repertoire. Looks like I’ve found mine! This looks fresh and tangy and o’so ggod. 😀
Thanks Noor, you are so right, how can we live without homemade guacamole ? lol
Guacamole is pretty much one of my absolute favorite things in the world! This recipe (and your great photos) is giving me a serious case of the “I’m hungries!”
Woohoo, can’t help it 😉
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!
I know you can do this Becca ! It is a simple guacamole recipe, you can’t fail.
LOVE homemade guacamole – it’s so easy to make but tastes so, so good!
Nothing better than fresh homemade guacamole! Yours looks fantastic! Pinned!
I agree, I could eat this for every meal !
I love guacamole and your presentation looks so delicious. With that said, I can’t wait to try your recipe.
Thanks Janis, have a great weekend !
I love guacamole! Those are some incredibly appetizing photos! Yumm!
Bring the chips, I got the rest 😉
I love a good guacamole recipe. This one looks similar to one I use…it’s so tasty! I’ll have to give yours a try.
Report back if you try it !
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.
Texture is everything in guacamole. Simple but good, hope you try it !
I Love your tip on the seed/pit and also putting the lemon slices over. It’s beautiful and keeps the guac good for the whole party
We love guacamole around here and find that it is especially great on game day. I like that your recipe uses two types of onion.
Thank you, I love a little texture from the red onion and more sweetness from the scallion to balance it out.
We’re a big guacamole family here and love it regardless of how it’s made! This variation sounds absolutely delicious 🙂 The best thing about quac is it’s SO versatile and good for you to boot!
Yes you can really indulge and not feel guilty. My kind of snack !
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!
Haha, funny how life works. I used to hate cilantro, now i can’t live without it ! Go figure!
Wow, this recipe looks delicious. I’d love to try it out for a dinner party or maybe a football game!
If you have 5 minutes, you got a simple guacamole ready to go ! Win-win!
Guacamole makes everything better! I love it on everything too! This is a fabulous recipe!
Me too, I just made some sweet potato sliders and topped them with this guacamole, it was an instant hit. I better hurry and post that recipe!
We love guacamole so much! It is always fun to try different variations like this one.
This looks delicious, I never tried to make it but you made it look so easy I’m going to try it!
As simple as it gets Brenda. You got this 😉
That is absolutely fantastic. Chunky guac is the only kind I like. When I try to eat smooth guac, it’s too much like trying to eat barf. =/
Lol, I know what you mean !
Homemade guac is one of my favorites. We eat it all the time 🙂
Homemade guacamole on toast is breakfast for me !
I love guacamole and looking at this made my mouth water. I have to try your recipe.
Yes, you have to ! Guacamole for everyone !
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!
Yes it really works, and make sure to layer thin lemon slices over the top as well. The acid prevents the avocado from oxidation.
Thank you, thank you!! I’ve been wanting an easy guacamole recipe for the Super Bowl. This is a definite inclusion — I don’t like football the the snacks are great!!
haha, you and me both, we’re just here for the snacks and guacamole lol
YES. Leave that plastic bag guac alone! Fresh and From Scratch is ALWAYS better. This looks amazing!
Thank you Tracy, always from scratch 🙂 Happy Sunday !
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!
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