Is there anyone that doesn’t love fresh guacamole? There is just something so satisfying about dipping a chip into delicious, creamy, guacamole.
Not only is guacamole fantastic with chips, it also tastes amazing on fried tofu, sandwiches, salads, and potatoes. Yes, you can make potato salad with guacamole and it’s incredible.
I’m also known to eat it right out of the bowl. Who can resist? If you’re having guests or going to a potluck, this is the guacamole you’ll want to bring. Don’t forget the fresh chopped veggies or chips to go with it as well!
How to pick ripe avocados
This is probably the most important part of making good guacamole. If you don’t use ripe avocados, the whole dip will be off. The texture, flavor, and consistency all comes down to choosing the right avocados. To pick a ripe avocado, squeeze it gently. You want to feel a little bit of give, but it shouldn’t be mushy either. If it feels too firm, it needs a few more days, so throw it in the pantry to soften up!
What to serve with vegan guacamole
There are so many options when it comes down to using your fresh guacamole. Here are some ideas:
- Serve with salted tortilla chips
- Spread it on a sandwich or wrap
- Top a breakfast hash or scramble
- Use it to top off chili
- Use it as a salad dressing for green salads or potato salads
- Spread it on a veggie burger
- Use it for avocado toast (and then top with fresh crushed red pepper)
- Use it on top of nachos
- Dip raw carrot sticks into it
Recipe Storage Tips
We all know avocados brown quickly when exposed to the air. Luckily the acidity in the lime juice and tomatoes is like a mild preservative.
To best store your guacamole, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Or, you can use the water method. This is when you add a layer of water on top of your guacamole to seal it in. Yes, it actually works. The oils from the avocado keep the water out and the guacamole will stay fresh for longer!
Vegan Guacamole Dip
Refreshing guacamole with zesty ingredients!
- 4 large avocados ripe
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 onion diced
- 1 cup diced tomato
- 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt more to taste
- 2 tbsp cilantro for garnish
Chop onion and mix it with the lime juice. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
Add chopped tomato, garlic, cumin, and salt to onion mixture.
Then, add avocados last and mash them in with a fork until the guacamole is at your desired consistency.
Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.