The Best Guacamole - made with 3 simple ingredients along with a pro tip to keep guacamole from turning brown.
This it the best guacamole recipe we've found! It is super tasty with just the right amount of spice! Creamy and delicious, it's so good. It's our family's go-to recipe for perfect guacamole every time! Try it & you'll see!
What Makes This Recipe Work?
Secret to this Recipe... Super Hot Salsa! Use your favorite hot salsa or make your own using fresh ingredients.
A tablespoon of super hot salsa will add just the right amount of spice to your guacamole, without adding too much liquid. So the key is to add flavor with concentrated heat of hot salsa, while maintaining the creamy texture of the avocado.
Most guacamole recipes add flavor with individual ingredients commonly found in salsa. In this recipe, we just use the combined flavors of a hot salsa as our flavor booster. And it works perfectly. Trust me. You'll love it!
What Goes in Guacamole
The Best Guacamole is made with just a few, simple ingredients. Perfectly ripe Avocados, your favorite Hot Salsa, and Salt.
Notes on Ingredients
Ripe Avocado - Choosing a perfectly ripe avocado is pretty simple. Look for an avocado that is greenish black. When you hold it in the palm of your hand, it should feel heavy and have a little give when you gently squeeze it. An Unripe Avocado will be light green and hard as a rock. In that case, you will have to leave it on the counter to ripen for a few days.
Hot Salsa - Go with your favorite here! The hotter the better! We usually make our own. This recipe for The Best Homemade Salsa from A Spicy Perspective is amazing! An easier alternative is always to use your favorite store bought salsa. If your looking for suggestions, Pace is a fan favorite around here!
Chunky or Smooth - Whatever Salsa you choose, keep in mind the desired guacamole texture you prefer. We are die hard Smooth Guac people in our house! So we are careful to choose a blended salsa: no chunks! What say you? Do you prefer chunky or smooth guacamole?
Salt - Don't skimp on the salt! Add a pinch or two and then do a taste test. Salt makes things tasty. Don't let anyone lie and tell you different! Your guac will taste flat and bland if you don't add enough salt.
How To Make Guacamole
This Easy Guacamole Recipe is made in 3 simple steps:
- Choose Ripe Avocados
- Add a Tablespoon of your favorite Hot Salsa and a sprinkle or two of Salt
- Smush all together with a fork or wire masher!
Do a taste test and adjust your seasonings as necessary. Guacamole should be tasty! If it's bland, but you can taste the heat from the salsa, add more salt. Need more heat? Add more salsa. If you're uncertain, just try adding a little more of both until it tastes just perfect to you!
Make Ahead Secret for Guacamole
Who hasn't been disappointed by brown guacamole. Yuck! Brown guacamole is completely unsalvageable. But what to do? There are a lot of ideas out there. Some swear by lime (tried it; not a fan), others say cover it with water (mm...maybe). But if you really want to keep your guacamole from turning brown, you definitely will want to check out our article on How To Keep Guacamole From Turning Brown. It's all about the oil! You've got to cover it in oil and your guacamole will stay fresh for 2 days in the refrigerator. No kidding. It's that easy! We hope you'll give it a try and save your guacamole!
Optional Add-Ins: Try a squeeze of fresh Lime juice, or some diced Red Onion and Jalapeño for extra flavor!
A ripe avocado is dark green to almost black in color and has a slight give to it when you give it a little squeeze. Very similar to how a ripe peach feels. For more details, watch what the experts at Avocados From Mexico have to say about it.
Set a green avocado on your countertop for a few days and let the it ripen on its own naturally. Need it sooner? Try putting it in a paper bag with a banana. This might speed up the process. And it's worth the try if your desperate!
This easy guacamole recipe is made in 3 simple steps.
1. Choose Ripe Avocados
2. Add a Tablespoon of your favorite Hot Salsa and a sprinkle or two of Salt
3. Smush all together with a fork or wire masher!
How To Keep Guacamole From Turning Brown - Put guacamole in an airtight container, press out air with a spoon, and cover the guacamole with a ¼ inch layer of olive oil and it will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator.
Try this guacamole with tortilla chips, on eggs, in burritos, on sandwiches, and so in many more ways! It also makes a tasty dip for grilled meats like grilled pork tenderloin or grilled chicken. Our favorite way is serving chips and guac and margs using this tasty Margarita recipe from Delicious Table!
There you have it. The best guacamole in 3 easy steps. It's as easy as that! We hope you enjoy our super simple, super tasty recipe for the very best guacamole every time! Try it and let us know how you like it. We'd love to hear from you!
xo ~ Seanna
Watch How To Make It
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- Guacamole - Nagi from RecipeTin Eats has found a fool-proof method of preventing quacamole from turning brown! Be sure to check out her secret which she credits learning from Sprinkle and Sprouts! I've tried it and I'm a believer!
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon hot salsa
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Scoop Avocado into Bowl. Slice the Avocado in half length-wise, remove pit, and scoop out avocado with a tablespoon into a medium sized bowl.1 avocado
- Add Salsa and Salt. Add hot salsa and sprinkle in salt.1 tablespoon hot salsa, ½ teaspoon salt
- Mash Together and Adjust Seasonings. Mash it all together until smooth with a fork or masher. Do a taste test and adjust seasonings. Need more heat? Add more salsa. And don't skimp on the salt or you'll have bland tasting guacamole.
- Serve. Enjoy with Tortilla Chips.
Tasty TipDo a taste test and adjust your seasonings as necessary. Guacamole should be tasty! If it's bland, but you can taste the heat from the salsa, add more salt. If you need more heat, add more salsa. If you're uncertain, just try adding a little more of both.
Make Ahead SecretKeep your guacamole from turning brown for up to 2 days by storing it in an air tight container with a ¼ inch layer of neutral oil covering the top. Cover it with a tight fitting lid, being careful to squish out any visible air bubbles. See our Make Ahead Secret for Guacamole post for more details.
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