Smoky Lime Guacamole is an easy guacamole recipe with the flavors of creamy avocado, spicy jalapeno, smoky cumin, bright lime and cilantro.
With wholesome dips like guacamole on hand you’re always prepared for guests and to add big bright flavor to your meals all week long!
Easy guacamole recipe
Guacamole, pronounced ‘gwaka-mouli’, or shortened to simply ‘guac’ sometime in the 80s in the US, is a creamy condiment and dip made from avocados.
Believed to be first developed by the Aztecs in the 1500s as a green sauce made from the same ingredients used today with a name that translates to avocado sauce in classical Aztec language of nahuatl.
It has now become a common dip loved by people worldwide that’s perfect to serve guests, cocktail hour at home or simply to add quick flavor to your on-the-go lunches, snacks and dinners throughout the week.
- Avocado – the best avocados for guacamole are ripe avocados but not too ripe. You want to make a smooth, not gritty avocado sauce with a little bit of texture still. A tip to know if your avocado is ripe is to gently flick the stem off the top. If the small stem can be easily flicked off and reveals bright green flesh inside your avocado is ripe and guacamole ready.
- Red onion – or substitute any other type of onion available.
- Dried cumin
Step by step instructions
- Add chopped onion, cilantro, garlic and jalapeno to medium bowl.
- Add avocado.
- Mash lightly.
- Season with cumin, salt, and lime juice.
- Serve and enjoy!
How to use
Make a big batch of guacamole and you can serve it with breakfast, lunch or dinner! Use guacamole on toast for an easy avocado toast. Dollop guacamole on omelettes and other egg dishes. Spread on sandwiches and wraps or stir it into soup. Add to tacos, burritos and bowls and with braised meats like Chile Verde Pork and Puerto Rican Pork Roast .
How to prevent guacamole from going brown
I never knew the reason why people would leave the pits in the middle of a gorgeous bowl of guacamole UNTIL my Aunt told me the reason why people leave avocado pits in guacamole. It’s because avocado pits prevent the guacamole from browning! You can also tightly cover the guacamole, placing a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the avocado dip to prevent guacamole from going brown.
How to store
To refrigerate, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, ensuring it’s touching the surface and add an avocado pit to avoid browning. Avocado is best when served at room temperature.
- 4 medium avocados
- ½ small red onion
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 small jalapeno stemmed, seaded and minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Add onion, garlic, jalapeno and avocado to medium bowl.
- Mash with fork until chunky.
- Stir in cumin, lime and cilantro until just combined.
- Add salt to taste and serve!