How To Make Guacamole Dip Intro
Who doesn’t love avocados? They’re soft, creamy, savory, and totally delicious combined with almost any ingredient. Especially onions, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeños, and spices. So if you’re having guests or going to a potluck and you’re wondering how to make the best guacamole dip, this is the recipe for you.
How to pick ripe avocados?
One thing that is an absolute must for the best guacamole is ripe avocados. So how do you make sure you select good ones? When you go to your local market pick up an avocado and give it a light squeeze. It should have a firm feel yet when pressure is applied it should yield. If it’s too hard to squeeze at all that means it’s not ripe.
On the other hand if it is too soft and feels like mush that means it’s close to going bad. Essentially the avocado should feel slightly soft but not mushy. If your avocado isn’t ripe yet don’t worry! Simply set it by your window for a day or two. That will hurry the process up.
How to chop onions without crying?
Do your eyes burn and water up every time you peel or chop onions? Mine do, every single time! It’s so frustrating because I’m just trying to cook and get things done. When I learned this simple hack it changed the game for me. The reason our eyes water when we cut onions is because the chemicals in the onion are attracted to moisture.
If you put a clean wet rag or sponge next to your onion while chopping that will change the trajectory of the chemical! I do this every single time I make guacamole now and it’s helped so much.
What to serve with Guacamole?
Guacamole is absolutely heavenly but we usually don’t eat it by itself! Although I probably could from time to time, it’s definitely tastier with something else like chips, tacos, burritos, and more. The following recipes are my favorite dishes to serve with guac.
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. Additionally the salt in the seasoning prolongs browning as well. So just wrap the top tight with plastic wrap and you can store your avocado dip for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Nutritional Information For Per Serving:
- Calories 108
- Total Fat 9.8g 13%
- Saturated Fat 2.1g 10%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 101mg 4%
- Total Carbohydrate 5.6g 2%
- Dietary Fiber 3.7g 13%
- Total Sugars 0.9g
- Protein 1.2g
- Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
- Calcium 10mg 1%
- Iron 0mg 2%
- Potassium 292mg 6
Jump To Recipe: How To Make Guacamole Dip
Refreshing guacamole with zesty ingredients!
- 5 Large avocados
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/4 Cup chopped onions
- 3 Average de-seeded and chopped (I used canned)
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 Oz fresh cilantro for garnish
- 2 Tsp chicken bullion seasoning
Prep all your vegetables and combine them in a large mixing bowl
Squeeze lime juice in the bowl and stir with a large spoon
Slice your avocados in half and remove the seed before scooping the flesh into the mixing bowl as well
Use a fork or potato masher to mash up the avocados
Sprinkle in the chicken bouillon seasoning and mix again until seasoning is evenly distributed
Serve fresh or cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days