This easy recipe is perfect for a vegan appetizer, a quick snack at home, and is always a crowd pleaser at any type of gathering or event. It is made using fresh ingredients that always tastes like summertime.
There are some classic recipes that are perfect for many different occasions. Homemade guacamole reminds me of summer days by the pool, a family cookout, or a girl’s nights in.
It’s my go-to when making a vegan appetizer, a dip for veggies, and is perfect to add to your list of ideas for after school snacks. No matter the occasion, this easy, plant-based recipe is always a win!
The best guacamole is made using the finest ingredients. In my opinion, the best thing about this recipe is how the flavors are naturally derived from some of my favorite, fresh vegetables.
The key to getting the best and most flavorful veggies, is finding and selecting the ones that are freshest and most recently picked. I recommend buying your produce from local sources like farmer’s markets, farm stands, or the “local” section at your grocery store whenever possible.
Produce that is in-season will also have better flavor. This is because these fruits and vegetables will be grown, harvested, and sold closer to home, which means they are much fresher.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I serve with this recipe? I personally love serving this recipe with fresh vegetables such as carrots, peppers, celery, and cucumbers. You can also use your favorite tortilla chips, pita chips, or crackers.
You can even get a little wild and use this as an avocado spread on your toast and make the most flavorful vegan avocado toast ever!
Do I need to let it rest before serving? Yes and no, dealer’s choice. If you cover your guac and place it in the fridge for an hour or so, the flavors will meld really nicely and it will become more flavorful and tasty overall. With that being said though, this recipe can be served right away and tastes absolutely delicious!
Why is my guacamole turning brown? When exposed to air, avocados (which are the base and main star of this recipe) will turn brown. I found this really great article that has some tips on how to keep an avocado from turning brown.
If all else fails and you still get a brown hue, simply scrape off the top layer or mix it really well and you’ll never be able to tell that the top browned.
Be sure to check out some of my other summer recipes:
Easy Guacamole Recipe
- 4 Avocados medium, mashed
- ¾ cup Tomato diced
- ⅓ cup Cilantro finely chopped
- ¼ cup Red Onion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Jalapeno Pepper finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Serrano Pepper finely chopped
- 1 Lime juiced
- 1 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp White Vinegar
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Wash all produce and prep according to ingredient list.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix by hand until well combined.
- Serve right away or cover and place in the refrigerator to allow flavors to meld. If refrigerating, mix again before serving.
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