This easy Guacamole Avocado Dip with fresh ripe avocados, juicy tomatoes, onion, garlic, spicy jalapeno, and tangy lime juice - is delicious AND healthy! The perfect appetizer or condiment - in 10 minutes or less. Makes a wonderful topping for any favorite Mexican recipe!
Why You'll ❤️ Creamy Avocado Dip
"Guacamole is one of my favorite dips to make because I can use it as a dip, avocado toast, or as a topping on my favorite Mexican dishes! It is always a hit with all my family and friends, and I make this recipe at least once a week."
Guacamole is best when you use all fresh ingredients. Prep your guacamole ingredients right before mixing it all together and serving immediately, as once avocados are opened, they brown quickly.
Lime juice helps prevent how fast the browning occurs, plus it pairs perfectly with guacamole.
There is not much work to making this delicious dip! The hardest part is cutting up your ingredients, and then the fun part is mashing the avocados and mixing everything together. Make this dip from start to finish in just under 10 minutes!
Low-carb, keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan for everyone to enjoy!
This dip is healthy because it is low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, and loaded with healthy fats! Pair this dip with your favorite crunchy vegetables, and chips, or top your sandwiches, salads, or tacos for a great creamy and fresh addition.
🥘 What You'll Need
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this guacamole avocado dip recipe:
Fresh Ripe Avocados - scroll to the Top Tips section below for how to find perfectly ripe avocados!
Roma Tomatoes - fresh tomatoes are best, and Roma tomatoes are best for dips because they have less water and more flesh.
White or Yellow Onion - whichever you prefer. Red onions lend a bit of sweetness and color if you feel like changing it up!
Minced Garlic - mince your own or use pre-minced to save time.
Lime Juice - freshly squeezed lime for your lime juice is best.
Jalapeno Pepper - scoop out the seeds prior to dicing up. Remember to cut it small, so you don't get too big of a piece at once. Start with a little and add more as needed.
Optional - diced fresh cilantro for garnish, hot sauce for additional heat.
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
🔪 How To Make It
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making this chunky guacamole avocado dip:
Prep your ingredients
In a small dish, add avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt.
For chunky dip: mix all the ingredients with a fork until your desired consistency is reached.
For smooth avocado dip: add the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Blend until your desired consistency is reached, adding water a little at a time to make it thinner.
For creamy avocado dip: follow the instructions for smooth avocado dip, but add 1/4 cup of sour cream, or plain greek yogurt. Process until desired consistency is reached. Adjust creaminess with more or less sour cream, yogurt, or water.
Adjust the lime, salt, and jalapeno to taste.
🥗 How To Serve It
Here are a few ways to serve this guacamole avocado dip:
Add optional garnishes to your dip, such as chopped cilantro.
Serve this dip with your favorite tortilla chips, crackers, or on a toasted baguette!
Guacamole pairs well with most Mexican dishes - it adds a wonderful freshness that can't be beaten.
Keep it low carb, and use your favorite raw vegetables - celery, carrots, bell peppers, halved radishes, or sliced cucumber - for dipping.
Here are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions to this avocado dip:
- Spice - increase the spiciness level with more jalapeno. If you aren't sure, start with a little jalapeno and add more if needed. Remove the seeds from the jalapeno before dicing. Poblano peppers are milder than jalapenos and can be used instead.
- Use canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh ones. Fresh is best, however, in a pinch, if tomatoes are out of season, you could use a drained can of petite diced tomatoes.
- Add dried cranberries for a little texture and sweetness. A friend makes their dip with these, and it is phenomenal!
- Mix this avocado dip with whipped cream cheese, sour cream, or plain greek yogurt for a creamy spread on your bagel, or a sandwich, or eat it as a dip.
💭 Top Tips
- Start with a little jalapeno and add more as needed. Some jalapenos can be very mild, and some very spicy.
- There can also be a large variance in the flavor of onions and limes, depending on their freshness. Always start with less and adjust as you go.
- Finding ripe avocados sometimes is a bit of a task. Select avocados by color, feel, and stem. Ripe avocados are darker in color and have a little give to them when you squeeze them. And the stem, when removed, should be yellow-green in color. If it is brown, it may be over-ripe.
- If possible, use plastic gloves when cutting jalapenos to prevent the oils from burning your skin (or eyes if you accidentally rub them with your hand).
- Because avocados tend to brown easily, only make what you plan on eating - halving the recipe if needed. You can store leftovers for a short while in the fridge, but it can go bad quickly.
- Check the How-To Store section below for a tip on how to keep your guacamole green for longer!
How To Store
It is best to make only the amount you plan to eat. Guacamole does not keep well as the avocado will brown.
The best way to keep any leftovers is to transfer the guacamole to a bowl, lay a piece of plastic directly on top of the guacamole. The piece should be big enough to lay directly on the guacamole, go up the sides of the bowl, and over the outside. Pour water over the top of the plastic until it is about 1/4 to 1/2-inch deep. You can put a lid on the bowl if needed.
This popular condiment and dip pairs very well with most Mexican dishes, sandwiches, fajitas, tacos, nachos, all proteins, and salads. Guacamole is welcome to any meal of the day due to its versatility in flavor and food pairings!
Tortilla chips, Fritos, and fresh vegetables are some of the top three options for dipping in guacamole. Other favorites are warm pita bread, pretzels, flavored crackers, etc. - or, eat it by the spoonful!
Follow our recipe below! Guacamole is a dip that combines avocado, roma tomatoes, diced onions, fresh garlic, lime juice, jalapenos, salt, and pepper. Hot sauce and cilantro are optional ingredients to help boost spice and flavor. It can be left chunky by combining the ingredients together lightly with a fork, or pureed in a food processor or blender for a smooth finish.
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Guacamole Avocado Dip
- 4 medium sized ripe avocados (rough chopped)
- 2 small roma tomatoes (finely diced)
- ¼ cup finely diced onion
- 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
- juice of ½ lime
- 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and finely diced)
- salt to taste
- optional: diced cilantro and hot sauce for additional heat
- Prep your ingredients. In a small dish, add avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeno, lime, and salt.
- For chunky dip: mix all ingredients with a fork until desired consistency is reached. For smooth dip: add the ingredients to a food processor or blender and add water in small amounts until the right consistency is reached. For creamy avocado dip: add ¼ cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt and blend in processor or blender.
- Adjust lime, salt, and jalapeno to taste.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- VARIATIONS: Add hot sauce, chili pepper flakes, or additional jalapeno to make it spicier; make this dip as chunky or smooth as you like. Adjust the seasoning according to your tastes.
- TOP TIPS: Use gloves to keep the jalapeno oils from burning your skin. Some jalapenos are very mild, and some are spicy. Start with a quarter or half of a jalapeno and add to taste. There can also be a large variance in the flavor of onions and limes, depending on their freshness. Always start with less and adjust as you go.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Use as a condiment for any favorite Mexican dish, or serve with tortilla chips and raw vegetables for a dip.
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