The key to an amazing guacamole dip isn’t finding the best of all the guacamole recipes out there. After all, we all have different tastes, so what’s perfect for someone may not be as great for someone else. The key is learning how to make your own guacamole recipes – for a dip that’s just right you!
And learning how to make guacamole is surprisingly easy. It only takes a few minutes to make, and homemade guacamole is better than anything you can buy. So how do you do it?
Step 1: Get The Right Ingredients
Awesome guacamole recipes start with great ingredients. And you have lots of choices, depending on what kind of guacamole you like.
- The only ingredient you absolutely have to have in a guacamole dip is avocados. After all, it’s an avocado dip! Pick nice, ripe avocados – they should be dark, and should give a bit when you press them. Too hard and they’ll be bitter, too soft and they won’t have that great fresh taste.
- There are lots of different vegetables and aromatics you can add to get extra flavor and texture. Onion, garlic, tomatoes, hot peppers or bell peppers are all great addition. Chop them as finely or as coarsely as you like.
- Herbs and seasonings make a huge difference in flavor. Lemon or lime juice add some kick, and help keep the guacamole from oxidizing and turning brown. Cilantro, chile powder, cumin or cayenne pepper each add their own flavor. And salt enhances all the flavors!
- If you like a creamy guacamole, try adding some sour cream, yogurt, or a bit of olive oil.
The key is to try out different combinations and see what you like best. If you prefer lime juice over lemon juice, stick with that. If you hate cilantro, don’t add any! And add spices a little bit at a time, until it tastes just right.
Step 2: Make The Guacamole Dip
Once you have all your ingredients, making your own guacamole recipes is so easy. Here’s what you do.
- Split the avocados in half, and twist the halves apart gently. Remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon, or peel the avocados.
- In a bowl, mash the avocados. You can do it with a fork or potato masher for a chunkier texture, or in a blender or food processor for something smoother.
- Stir in any yogurt, sour cream, or olive oil you want to add, until the texture feels right.
- Chop up your vegetables and herbs as coarsely or as finely as you like, and mix them in the mashed avocado along with any other seasonings.
- Mix, and you’re all done!
When you’re making your very own guacamole recipes, remember to keep your own preferences in mind. There’s no point making a super smooth dip if you prefer it chunky!
So go ahead, try it out! The great thing about making guacamole is that it’s so easy to make, it’s no trouble whipping up several batches to experiment with.
Melanie Steele created www.enjoy-how-to-cook.com to make cooking accessible and fun, and inspire others to love to cook. For more great tips, check out her page on making guacamole dip.