Don’t you just love guacamole? It’s perfect to eat on so many things – chips, toast, burgers, sandwiches, fajita bowls, burrito bowls, and more. This Super Simple Guacamole recipe is not made in the microwave, but it takes just a few ingredients and is perfect for topping so many recipes here.
The base of guacamole is avocados, but it can be made with so many different things that it can look complicated when it’s really not. You can make a basic “plain” style guacamole that tastes amazing and flavorful, and it only needs 4 ingredients:
- lime juice
- dried minced garlic
Honestly, you can just eyeball the measurements for this recipe without much thought, and it will taste good.
How do you choose avocados for guacamole?
I recommend using one large avocado per person for this recipe. If you’re using smaller ones, then go with two per person.
When choosing avocados to make guacamole today or tomorrow you want them to be soft, but firm. If you choose overly ripe avocados, they’ll probably have block spots inside. You want it to have the same softness as a ripened peach. You don’t want it too squishy, like a brown banana.
If you’re going to make guacamole 3 or more days from now, you’ll want to choose harder avocados so they don’t over ripen before you can use them.
How to make Super Simple Guacamole
Wash the avocado and slice it in half. Then remove the pit. Spoon out the avocado into a bowl. Add a squeeze of lime, add a pinch of salt, and a few shakes of roasted minced garlic. Then, stir it up. Feel free to eat it right now, or chill it for 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
If you have any leftover guacamole, you’ll need to eat it within a few hours. Otherwise, the air will turn it an ugly brown color.
If you want to get fancy with your guacamole, you can add a few things to it:
- a tablespoon of ranch dressing
- a couple tablespoons of pico de gallo
- drained salsa
- bacon and feta cheese
- chopped fruit like strawberries, pineapple, or peaches
Recipes to Eat with Guacamole
- Chicken Burrito Bowl
- Quick Microwave Beef Fajita Bowl
- Microwave Refried Beans into Nachos
- Microwave Migas in a Mug
- Easy Steak Burrito Recipe
- Easy Enchilada Bowl in the Microwave
- 1 ripe large avocado
- a pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp dried minced garlic
- squeeze of 1/2 a lime
- Slice open the avocado and remove the pit.
- Spoon out the avocado into a bowl.
- Add the salt, lime juice, and garlic.
- Mash the avocados.
- Give it a good stir.
- Serve immediately or chill for 10-15 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 14gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g