This easy guacamole recipe is super tasty and you can make it for a fraction of the cost of buying at a restaurant or pre-made at the store! If you find avocados on sale, you can easily make a bunch ahead of time and freeze in freezer bags the amount you would be likely to use at dinner. Homemade guacamole is a wonderful addition to any Mexican styled food or you can eat it with tortilla chips as a tasty snack.
Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe
3 medium avocados, ripened
1 Tbsp. lime or lemon juice (or the juice of 1 lime)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder (or 1/4 cup onions, diced)
1 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup salsa (to taste) or 1/2 cup diced Roma tomatoes (optional)
cilantro (optional, to taste)
jalapeños (optional, to taste)
Slice avocados and scoop with a spoon into a medium bowl. Add lime or lemon juice. Add garlic, onion and salt. Mash avocados with a fork and stir until they are mixed together to the desired consistency. I usually make them fairly smooth, but you can leave bigger chunks if you like them that way. Stir in tomatoes, cilantro or jalapeños, if desired.
Easy Guacamole Tips:
- If you find avocados on sale, you can make a lot of homemade guacamole all at once, put the guacamole in smaller portions in ziplock bags and freeze. (I occasionally find fresh avocados on sale for 3 for $1.00.) When you’re ready to use, simply defrost and serve.
- If you slice the avocado in half and then make crosswise cuts in the avocado while it is still in the skin, it is easier to scoop. (It comes out in little cubes.)
- To save time, I usually use my homemade seasoned salt in place of the garlic, onion and salt.
- When you cut the avocados, if there is a brown spot, cut it out and discard.
- The lime juice is primarily to keep the guacamole from browning, but as long as it is being refrigerated, if it turns brown in the first day or 2, it is usually still good, even though it is no longer pretty.
Easy Guacamole Tostada Recipe
chopped onions (red onions are good!)
salsa or diced Roma tomatoes
Spread the guacamole on the tostada shells and top with desired toppings.
If you have corn tortillas that are getting old and don’t roll well, you can fry them in a frying pan of oil and use them as easy tostada shells.
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