There's nothing like a fantastic Guacamole recipe! Especially if you've ever had one that's less than impressive. So when I set out to create my version of the best Guacamole, I wanted perfect texture, just the right saltiness, and a nice punch of spice! If that sounds like fantastic Guacamole, you've come to the right place!
Where did Guacamole Originate?
In the 14th century, the Aztecs created Guacamole and named it based on its main ingredient and use. They called it ahuacamolli, which is a combination of Avocado and sauce. Later on, down the road, as the Spanish started enjoying the Aztec dip, the name transformed into Guacamole.
Ingredients for Guacamole
Guacamole is made up of ripe avocados, salt, and lime juice as its base. However, I don't recommend stopping there. A whole world of flavor can take a bland Guacamole recipe to a sock-rockin' guac in no time!
To achieve just that, I used...
- Large Ripe Avocados
- Red Onion
- Poblano Pepper
- Lemon and Lime Juice
- Tobasco Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Minced Garlic
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
The most important part of this recipe is getting the avocados to the perfect ripeness. If they aren't ripe enough, then your Guacamole will be flavorless, and if they're too mature, the flavor and texture will be off.
When you are shopping for your avocados for Guacamole, test them by feel. They aren't ripe enough if they are super hard and there's no give. They're good to go if there is just a little softness, but if they're super soft, they are too ripe and won't make for great Guacamole.
How to ripen Avocado faster?
That said, if I know I'm going to make Guacamole that week, I choose the avocados that aren't yet ripe. When I get them home, I stick them into a brown paper bag with an apple or banana, which speeds up the ripening process. This can take up to 3 days, so be sure to plan, but this will allow you to bring them to the exact ripeness you want.
How to Store Guacamole?
This is one of the biggest questions I get asked about Guacamole. The best way to store it if you aren't serving it right away or have leftovers is by quickly placing the Guacamole into a Tupperware or plastic container. Then, cover it with plastic wrap by pressing the wrap down so no air can touch the Guacamole. Lastly, place the lid air-tight on the container.
Avocados oxidize when sliced open, similar to a peeled potato, which gives it that nasty-looking brown color. By keeping the air away, you can alleviate this from happening. The Guacamole will be good in the fridge for about 3-4 days, but of course, it's best served right after making it.
How to make Guacamole
This recipe is so simple and quick that it'll blow your mind at how amazing it is.
Begin by mashing the Avocado in a bowl using a fork. Be sure to leave some chunks for textural purposes.
Lastly, add the onion, poblano, lemon & lime juice, Tobasco, Worchestershire, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to the bowl. Stir the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Serve fresh, or be sure to quickly cover using the method explained above and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Guacamole can be a hero at any party or gathering. When it's well prepared, fresh, and flavorful, you'll have everyone begging for the recipe! If you really want to impress some people serve this amazing dip alongside these Chalupas for a complete meal! Oh, I almost forgot...Don't forget the Pico de Gallo!
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Guacamole Recipe: Easy, Homemade, & Spicy!
- 4 Large Ripe Avocados
- ½ Red onion - diced
- 1 Poblano Pepper - seeded and diced
- Juice of ½ a Lemon
- Juice of ½ a Lime
- 1 Tbsp. Tabasco Sauce
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp. Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
- ¼ tsp. Black Pepper
- Mash the avocados using a fork while still leaving some chunks for texture purposes.
- Add the remaining ingredients stirring, until well combined. Serve as a dip or a topper to your favorite Mexican Dishes.
I’m trying this next time😊😊
I can't wait to hear how it turns out for you! The Tobasco is an absolute must. It's so perfect!