Easy delicious Homemade Guacamole!
Here at Busy Little Chefs, we’ve created a delicious Homemade Guacamole recipe the kids, and adults with love. This is super healthy with all fresh ingredients. Ditch the chips, and dip your favorite veggies.
I can’t say enough about guacamole. It’s a classic dip that can go with just about anything. Homemade Guacamole is so delicious and once I start eating it, I just can’t stop. There are many recipes out there for guacamole, but I think we’ve honed my personal favorite.
So Homemade Guacamole starts with Love, then you add a little more Love, Lol. Seriously, every time I make this the kids and the hubby are so excited. In turn, this makes me super excited, that I add a whole lot of love. Think about if, have you ever seen anyone make guacamole without a smile on there face? You will definitely notice this now. 🙂
Since, I’m on this cut the carbs kick, I decided to make this and eat with veggies. I have to admit that ditching the chips was not easy, but the veggies were so fresh and crisp that I felt really good about my choices. Moreover, I felt good about the kids eating this chip free. Avocados also provide several health benefits for kids
It starts with ripe avocados, and a few…ish ingredients. Easy breezy!
- ripe avocados
- red onion
- green chili
- salt & pepper
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When making Homemade Guacamole, it’s best to start with fresh ingredients. For example use firm red tomatoes, juicy limes, ripe avocados, and fluffy cilantro. Mmmm, I love cilantro.
Try to avoid avocados with brown spots, as this dulls the vibrant green of your finished product. For some reason I can’t eat them if they have brown spots. I like them ripe, green, and ready to eat.
Mash the avocado until it’s smooth. I do like to leave some chunks, because I like the texture with some chunky pieces of avocado in it.
Place all your ingredients in the bowl and mix together. Don’t forget the salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime. Make sure to add the lime to taste, you won’t want to add to much. This can over power the flavor of the other ingredients.
This goes perfectly with, chips, crackers, or veggies. If you’re little ones love avocados try adding it to the spring rolls in the Spring Roll Lunchbox.
Let us know if you try this, and leave us a comment below. 🙂
Homemade Guacamole Recipe
- 3 med-large avocado mashed
- 3 tablesponns tomatoes small dice
- 2 tablespoons red onion minced
- 1.5 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons jalepeno seeded finely chopped
- squeeze lime use 1/2-the whole lime
- salt & pepper to taste
- Gather all your ingredients, and cut as per ingredient notes. Set aside.
- Cut the avocados, and remove the pits. Scoop the avocado into a medium size bowl, and mash using a fork. Mash until smooth, or leave some chunks for a chunkier dip.
- Add all your cut ingredients over the mashed avocado, and stir until evenly mixed.
- Add a squeeze of lime, and the salt and pepper. Stir slowly a few times. Taste if you need more lime or salt and pepper. This is to your taste.
One of the most frustrating things when buying avocados, is buying them too ripe. I’ve done this so many times until I figured how to detect the overripe ones. The avocado on the left is perfect inside, and the one on the right most likely is browning and mushy on the inside. If you pick that small stem out and it’s green underneath, then the avocado is still ripe and green inside. If you pick that little stem out and it’s brown underneath, it will most likely be overripe. It works for me, and I hope it helps you pick out the best avocados.