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Easy Guacamole Recipe | Best Guacamole Recipe

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Avocados are a fruit that are a huge hit with health-conscious people. It is unlike any other fruit as it is not sweet and is high on good fats instead of carbohydrates. A ripe avocado has a mild buttery taste, a bit similar to tender coconut but not sweet at all. I got to taste this fruit for the first time in the US and was hooked on to it instantly. When we moved back to India, we found a variety of avocados in India that is called butterfruit in Bangalore. I remember that a relative served the mashed pulp with sugar reigniting fond food memories. What do you know! We planted a seed in our backyard. Nine years later (yes, patience pays!), we have a tall avocado tree that bears copious fruits.

I have been experimenting with many avocado recipes since I have a bounty to play with. Though, I do still love to consume it just as it is, this easy guacamole recipe is a favourite in my house. Have it with nachos/chips or spread it on your toasted bread, it is immensely satisfying. You can also use avocado in your salads. My children love the avocado smoothie which is made by blending avocado pulp with some sugar and milk. You could try a variation by using avocado and banana and blending it with milk. Both are tasty and nutritious.

Tips to choose the right avocado and ripen it:

The avocados sold in India are generally sold unripe. Choose the ones that are bright green with white spots all over. These ripen well within 2-3 days. Do not buy ripe ones unless you are immediately consuming them. Store your unripe avocados in a paper cover along with bananas or apples. They help ripen the avocados faster. Once ripe, the Indian avocados look blackish in colour. They are also soft to touch and when pressed yield. That is the right time to cut it open. The flesh is a pale yellow with a green tinge.

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Here are some health benefits of avocados:

It is very high in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Potassium. It contains more than 10% of your RDA for each of those in just one fruit of 100 gm. It has more Potassium than bananas which is important to regulate your electrolyte balance, lower blood pressure and avoid muscle cramps.

One fruit typically has 160 Calories having 5 gms. Fiber, 2 gms. Protein, 15 gms. of healthy fats and 2 gms. of carbohydrates.

It contains no cholesterol or sodium.

77% of its calories come from fat. It contains monosaturated oleic acid which is a heart healthy fatty acid that reduces inflammation.

It is high in fiber which is excellent for gut health. It has 7% of its weight in fiber which is very high.

Are you wondering how to make guacamole? Here is the best guacamole recipe that can be stirred up in a jiffy:

guacamole recipe easy

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Best Guacamole Recipe / Simple guacamole recipe

Rachna Parmar
This is an extremely easy and best guacamole recipe - a famous Mexican dip. Have it with nachos, chips or khakhra or on toast. Very delicious as well.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dip | Accompaniment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 400 kcal
bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic mashed
  • 2-3 green chillies or jalapenos finely chopped as per taste
  • 1 lemon or lime juice
  • some chopped cilantro or coriander leaves
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Take mashed avocados in a bowl.
  • Add onion, tomatoes, chillies, garlic with coriander leaves.
  • Add salt and juice of 1 lemon.
  • Mix well.
  • Taste and check seasoning. Serve fresh guacamole.

Notes

  1. If you are not consuming it immediately, do not mix the veggies and salt to avocado mash.
  2. You can store avocade mash with lemon juice in the fridge for 1-2 days.
    Lemon juice prevents it from turning black.
  3. It tastes best when made fresh and consumed.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Best Guacamole Recipe / Simple guacamole recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 1351mg39%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1110IU22%
Vitamin C 83.4mg101%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Your tasty and simple guacamole is ready to eat. Have it with nachos or chips. It tastes great on toast as well.

It is yummy and so good for you. What more can you want!

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nabanita August 5, 2015 - 11:59 am

The non-health conscious me will try it out 🙂

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 12:17 pm

It is simple. What’s not to like? In true, Joey style. 😉

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nabanita August 5, 2015 - 11:59 am

The non-health conscious me will try it out 🙂

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 12:17 pm

It is simple. What’s not to like? In true, Joey style. 😉

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Shailaja/ The Moving Quill August 5, 2015 - 12:15 pm

My parents love avocado! I love guacamole 😉 I am so lazy though! Can you please make it for me and I will come over? 😀 The recipe looks delicious!

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 12:17 pm

This recipe is so quick, yaar. Chalo, done. I will make it for you and get it for you the next time we meet. Make sure we do that till the avocado season is on. 🙂

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Shailaja/ The Moving Quill August 5, 2015 - 12:15 pm

My parents love avocado! I love guacamole 😉 I am so lazy though! Can you please make it for me and I will come over? 😀 The recipe looks delicious!

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 12:17 pm

This recipe is so quick, yaar. Chalo, done. I will make it for you and get it for you the next time we meet. Make sure we do that till the avocado season is on. 🙂

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Beloo Mehra August 5, 2015 - 12:26 pm

What a coincidence, we just had some this morning, with wheat toast 🙂 Still have a couple more fruits to enjoy! I too am thinking of planting an avocado tree.

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Arre wah! You must plant a tree. Get a sapling preferably. But be patient. The tree takes a long time to fruit.

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Beloo Mehra August 5, 2015 - 12:26 pm

What a coincidence, we just had some this morning, with wheat toast 🙂 Still have a couple more fruits to enjoy! I too am thinking of planting an avocado tree.

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Arre wah! You must plant a tree. Get a sapling preferably. But be patient. The tree takes a long time to fruit.

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Suzy August 5, 2015 - 3:59 pm

I love avocado. The first time I tried it was in 1988 in Australia and have loved it since then. I like it plain best of all

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 7:09 pm

That’s nice to know, Suzy.

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Suzy August 5, 2015 - 3:59 pm

I love avocado. The first time I tried it was in 1988 in Australia and have loved it since then. I like it plain best of all

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 7:09 pm

That’s nice to know, Suzy.

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Vinodini Iyer August 5, 2015 - 4:55 pm

I once had the chance of have some amazing avocado smoothie on a trip to Dubai. But back here, I got some avocados from a superstore and they turned out to be bitter. I’m unsure now, how to decide on buying good ones locally. The jalapenos in your recipe are tempting me to give it a try 🙂

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 7:09 pm

You typically don’t buy ripe ones in India because they will be too ripe by the time you consume it. To choose an unripe one, make sure that it is a healthy green colour with white spots. Keep it with bananas or apples to ripen it quickly within 2-3 days. Bitter avocados are rotten. The nice ones have a lovely, buttery taste. Hope these tips help. I will update the post as well.

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Vinodini Iyer August 5, 2015 - 4:55 pm

I once had the chance of have some amazing avocado smoothie on a trip to Dubai. But back here, I got some avocados from a superstore and they turned out to be bitter. I’m unsure now, how to decide on buying good ones locally. The jalapenos in your recipe are tempting me to give it a try 🙂

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 7:09 pm

You typically don’t buy ripe ones in India because they will be too ripe by the time you consume it. To choose an unripe one, make sure that it is a healthy green colour with white spots. Keep it with bananas or apples to ripen it quickly within 2-3 days. Bitter avocados are rotten. The nice ones have a lovely, buttery taste. Hope these tips help. I will update the post as well.

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Deniza August 5, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Hi! I just found your blog and really like it! Delicious recipes! I’m going to follow for sure and read through the other posts too 🙂
Keep it up and have a wonderful day!
Deniza

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Thank you, Deniza. Welcome to my space.

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Deniza August 5, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Hi! I just found your blog and really like it! Delicious recipes! I’m going to follow for sure and read through the other posts too 🙂
Keep it up and have a wonderful day!
Deniza

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Rachna August 5, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Thank you, Deniza. Welcome to my space.

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Somali K Chakrabarti August 6, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Looks yummy. Technology should develop to the extent that it allows you to virtually put samples for taste. 🙂

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Rachna August 6, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Now, that’s an idea, Somali. 🙂

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Somali K Chakrabarti August 6, 2015 - 7:22 pm

He he far futuristic perhaps 🙂

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Somali K Chakrabarti August 6, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Looks yummy. Technology should develop to the extent that it allows you to virtually put samples for taste. 🙂

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Rachna August 6, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Now, that’s an idea, Somali. 🙂

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Somali K Chakrabarti August 6, 2015 - 7:22 pm

He he far futuristic perhaps 🙂

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Anjali August 6, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Looking yummy.. Will try, hope my will also turn out same like you 🙂

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Rachna August 6, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Thanks. I am sure it will.

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Anjali August 6, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Looking yummy.. Will try, hope my will also turn out same like you 🙂

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Rachna August 6, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Thanks. I am sure it will.

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Rajlakshmi August 6, 2015 - 7:10 pm

yummm!!! I love avocados… I sometimes just smash it, add some salt and lemon and use it as a dip. But that’s my lazy version. Will try this out.

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Rachna August 6, 2015 - 8:46 pm

Yep, the lazy version. Now try this one. It is tastier. 🙂

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Rajlakshmi August 6, 2015 - 7:10 pm

yummm!!! I love avocados… I sometimes just smash it, add some salt and lemon and use it as a dip. But that’s my lazy version. Will try this out.

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Rachna August 6, 2015 - 8:46 pm

Yep, the lazy version. Now try this one. It is tastier. 🙂

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Archana Kapoor August 7, 2015 - 9:10 am

love guac like crazy… and just had it with tortilla chips while watching a movie in my theatre room at home some time back… 🙂

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Rachna August 7, 2015 - 10:49 am

Oh yes. Makes my mouth water. 🙂

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Archana Kapoor August 7, 2015 - 9:10 am

love guac like crazy… and just had it with tortilla chips while watching a movie in my theatre room at home some time back… 🙂

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Rachna August 7, 2015 - 10:49 am

Oh yes. Makes my mouth water. 🙂

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Ritcha Verma July 27, 2018 - 6:53 pm

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