This chunky guacamole without onions or cilantro has a fresh flavor, is ready in 5 minutes, and only requires a handful of simple ingredients, but can easily be customized. Serve it during a game day, taco Tuesday, or as a healthy snack.
What makes this homemade guacamole recipe so good?
Choosing the best quality, fresh ingredients for the best flavor. To achieve the best texture, make it by hand using a potato masher or fork, not a food processor.
This simple recipe is a great way to feed a crowd or picky eaters since it's made without raw onion and cilantro, two ingredients many people don't enjoy. Its flavor comes from a few basic ingredients to yield the most flavor but feel free to add your favorite guacamole ingredients to customize it to your taste.
- Creamy avocados - the best avocados are not too ripe and too hard. If they're too ripe, the avocado flesh will be stringy. But if the avocados are too hard/unripe, they'll be difficult to mash. Use any variety of avocados.
- Fresh lime juice and lime zest - using both will brighten up the flavor and give it a lime flavor.
- Tomatoes - cherry or grape tomatoes, vine tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, etc. It doesn't matter what size you use because you'll be chopping them anyway.
- Kosher salt and black pepper - to taste.
How to Make Homemade Guacamole With Onion
Step 1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the avocado pit. Scoop out the flesh and add it to a bowl along with the lime zest and lime juice.
Step 2. Mash the avocados until the texture is to your liking.
Step 3. Fold the diced tomatoes into the mashed avocado mixture. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations
Please remember that recipes are just a starting point.
How can you make this easy guacamole recipe using what you already have? Here are some ideas...
- No lime juice? - you can also use lemon juice and lemon zest.
- No tomatoes? - Feel free to leave them out.
- Add-ins - fresh garlic or garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, chili powder, fresh cilantro, fresh or pickled jalapeno pepper, poblano pepper, etc. Need more ideas? Check out what goes with avocado.
How to Pick A Ripe Avocado
Perfect avocados don't exist, but here are a few easy tips when picking out an avocado.
An avocado is ripe if it slightly gives to the touch. If you can't tell by lightly pressing it, remove the little stem on top:
- If it's green underneath: it's ripe!
- If it's brown underneath: it's overripe.
- If it's difficult to remove: it hasn't ripened yet.
You can speed up the ripening process by placing unripe avocados in a brown paper bag for 2-3 days.
How to Serve
Serve this delicious dip with crunchy tortilla chips, plantain chips, or fresh vegetables.
How to Store
Homemade guac is best the day you make it. However, if you have any dip left over you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. The surface will turn a little brown, but give it a quick stir before serving.
More Homemade Dips
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- Smoked Salmon Dip Without Cream Cheese
- Ultra Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Dip
Guacamole Without Onions (No Cilantro)
- 3 medium ripe avocados
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of 1 lime about 2 tablespoons
- ¼ cup diced tomatoes if using a large variety, remove the seeds first
- kosher salt to taste
- freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the avocado pit. Scoop out the flesh and add it to a bowl along with the lime zest and lime juice.
- Mash the avocados until the texture is to your liking.
- Fold the diced tomatoes into the mashed avocado mixture. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.