This healthy guacamole recipe without tomatoes is loaded with red onions, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeños. This is the BEST guacamole recipe you will ever try! It’s quick and easy to make and it’s always a hit at any party.
Who doesn’t love avocados nowadays? Avocado toast, Avocado Dip, Avocado Chocolate Pudding and of course Guacamole! Guacamole is a Mexican dip or spread. It’s generally made up of mashed avocados, lime juice, cilantro, and onion with salt and pepper. You can serve it with a big bowl of tortilla chips and some salsa or on your favorite dish like nachos or a salad bowl. It’s also great with a cold margarita on the side.
I've made this homemade 5 ingredient guacamole recipe hundreds of times as an appetizer for parties or holidays or even just to have at home. My friends and family always rave about it and continue to ask me to make it again and again.
This vegan guacamole dip is made with all of the usual fresh and healthy ingredients you would find in a classic guacamole recipe. It’s not too spicy, not too citrus-y, and it’s perfectly salted. Homemade guacamole is also great since store-bought guacamole usually contains preservatives to help it last longer on the shelves.
How To Choose An Avocado For Guacamole
Choosing the perfect avocado is key in making great guacamole! Look for avocados that are ripe, but firm. You definitely don’t want soft and mushy avocados. Here’s how you’ll know that an avocado is guacamole-ready: gently press on the avocado, and if it gives just a little bit, not too soft and not too hard, it’s a winner!
This guacamole recipe actually keeps really well in the refrigerator if stored properly. To store it, simply transfer your guac to an airtight container. I like to add a little extra lime to help prevent browning. Then cover with some plastic wrap and the lid and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
The Best Guacamole Ingredients
The best guacamole starts with the freshest ingredients. You’ll only need 5 main ingredients with some seasonings and you can find all of the ingredients in the produce section of your grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need to grab:
- Avocados – you’ll need 5 ripe avocados.
- Red Onion – dice 1/2 cup of a red onion. Sometimes I cheat and buy it chopped up already to save time.
- Jalapeño – this is optional for an added kick of spice, finely dice and deseed (or leave the seeds for added spice) 1 medium-sized (or ½ of a large) jalapeño.
- Cilantro – I’m not a big cilantro fan but in guacamole, it’s a must! Chop up about a 1/3 cup of cilantro leaves and stems for your guac.
- Lime Juice – One of the most important ingredients in this guacamole recipe. You’ll need about a 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, about 1 whole lime.
- Salt + Pepper – about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper, or to taste.
- Cumin - after making this recipe many times, I started adding a little bit of cumin and it really changed the taste of the guac! Add in about 1/4 teaspoon to the guac.
How to Make the Healthy Guacamole Recipe
- Mash the avocados together with a fork until almost completely smooth with only little bits of avocado left.
- Add in the red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin and mix until combined.
- Serve immediately, or place the guacamole in an airtight container and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and lid. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
How do you keep guacamole from turning brown?
There’s nothing more disappointing than making a huge batch of guacamole only to have it turn brown the next day. You can help to keep this from happening by storing the leftover guacamole in a particular. Here’s how to store it:
- Pack the guac down into the dish into an even layer
- Squeeze the juice of a lime or lemon over the top and cover the dish with plastic wrap making sure the wrap is directly touching the guac.
- Place the lid on the dish and while sealing it try to remove as much air as possible by working the lid slowly from one end to the other.
That’s it! Now your leftover guacamole will be nice and green for the next serving !
Healthy Ways to Eat Guacamole
Aside from serving guacamole the traditional way with chips and salsa, you can also use guacamole in a variety of ways. Here are just a few ways to enjoy this healthy dip:
- On a slice of toast as a snack
- As a topping for a salad bowl
- Serve it along with your favorite wrap, burrito or taquitos.
- Use it as a dip for your favorite veggies like cucumbers or carrots.
Variations and Substitutes
There’s so many ways to make this creamy guacamole recipe. Feel free to add in more ingredients that you prefer. Here are a few suggestions:
- Tomatoes –Roma tomatoes are better for guacamole. If you can't find any, a regular tomato will do just fine. Simply dice up the tomato and discard the middle / watery portion. Sometimes if I add tomatoes, I cheat and buy chopped up tomatoes to save time.
- White Onion - this guacamole recipe works well with white onion if you prefer it over the red onion.
- Garlic - some prefer the taste of garlic in their guacamole. You can add 1 - 2 cloves of minced garlic.
- Spice it up - if you like your guacamole with a little hint of spice you can opt to leave the seeds in when chopping the jalapeno. You can also opt for a pepper with a little more heat, like serrano peppers.
Guacamole is a Mexican dip or spread. It’s generally made up of mashed avocados, lime juice, cilantro, and onion with salt and pepper. There are also other variations of ingredients you can include in the guacamole for versatility. It's usually served with tortilla chips, or used as a topping on nachos, burritos or wraps, quesadillas, salad bowls and more.
Guacamole can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. It’s also a great way to increase your intake of healthy fats and nutrients. Homemade guacamole is also great since store-bought guacamole usually contains preservatives to help it last longer on the shelves.
Tomatoes in guacamole are completely optional. Some recipes include them while others do not. Tomatoes are a great addition to guacamole however you should note that tomatoes sometimes water it down. You can try to avoid this from happening by discarding the middle / watery part of the tomato before dicing it up.
The leaves and stems of the cilantro are edible and can be included in the guacamole.
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Healthy Guacamole Recipe without Tomatoes
- 5 avocados ripe, peeled and pitted
- 1/2 cup red onion finely diced
- 1 jalapeños medium, finely diced
- 1/3 cup cilantro finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper or to taste
- In a bowl, Mash together avocados with a fork until almost completely smooth with only little bits of avocado left.
- Add red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin until well-mixed.
- Serve immediately, or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and cover in an air tight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
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