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I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love guacamole. It’s the perfect combination of creamy and chunky, and it goes with just about everything. Plus, it’s really easy to make – all you need is four ingredients! If you’re looking for a new guacamole recipe to try, look no further than this 4 ingredient guacamole recipe. It’s ready in a snap!
What is the Mexican dip guacamole made of?
Guacamole is a Mexican dip made of avocado, lime juice, salt, and chili pepper. The avocado is mashed and mixed with the other ingredients to create a smooth, creamy dip.
Guacamole is usually served as an appetizer or snack with tortilla chips. It can also be used as a condiment for tacos or burritos.
Is guacamole healthy to eat?
This 4 ingredient guacamole recipe is not just quick, easy and tasty, but it’s chock full of nutrients as well.
Due to the avocados, guacamole is a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and fiber.
Monounsaturated fatty acids can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease (1). Vitamin C helps keep the immune system functioning properly, while vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage (2).
Potassium can help regulate blood pressure (3), and fiber can help control blood sugar levels and promote regular bowel movements.
Basic guacamole ingredients
These are what I used for this 4 ingredient guacamole recipe:
- Avocados, ripe
- Lime Juice
How do I make guacamole from scratch?
To make this guacamole recipe step by step, start by cutting the avocados in half and removing the pit. In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork, making sure to leave in some chunky pieces for texture.
Add the garlic, lime juice, and salt and mix well. Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for an hour or two before serving.
How long does homemade guac last?
Typically, homemade guacamole will last for about two days in the fridge. I really love this guac saving container you can easily order on Amazon.
What goes well with guacamole?
Possible accompaniments to guacamole include:
- Tortilla chips
- Pita chips
- Carrot and/or celery sticks
- Green bell pepper slices
- Burrito bowls
Add Ins for 4 ingredient guacamole recipe
These additional ingredients can take your 4 ingredient guacamole to a whole other level. Get creative and add some:
- Chopped red onion
- Chopped cilantro
- Diced tomatoes or pico de gallo
- Chopped jalapeño peppers
Does lemon juice keep guacamole from turning brown?
There is some debate over whether or not lemon juice can help keep guacamole from turning brown. Some people say that the acid in the lemon juice helps to preserve the guacamole, while others say that it makes the guacamole sour and unappetizing.
I have tried both methods, and I personally prefer to add lemon juice to my guacamole if I am going to be storing it for a while. The lemon juice seems to help keep the guacamole from browning, and it also gives the guacamole than tangy bite it needs.
Additional appetizer recipes
Easy 4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
- 2 large ripe avocados
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Leave in some chunky pieces for additional texture.
- Add the garlic, lime juice, and salt and mix well.
- Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for an hour or two before serving.
Hi! I’m Melissa, Registered Dietitian and mother of two dragons. When I’m not talking nutrition you can find me rolling around the floor with my kids, sewing, crafting, cooking or missing the 90s (seriously, music just isn’t the same). Read More…