A simple, yet zesty easy homemade guacamole infused with fresh lime juice, a variety of spices, rich avocados, ripe tomatoes, and crunchy white onions.
I have been eating guacamole since I was a child. Since we grew up frugal, my parents could only afford avocados for special occasions. College football games and big basketball tournaments were the only times we had “fresh” guacamole. Now, you will notice I put the word fresh in quotations. There is a valid reason for that, I can assure you.
My parents did use fresh avocados; however, they always made the guacamole using those seasoning packets. You know the one’s I am talking about. They are conveniently placed in the produce section of the store. Now, I am not saying they are bad, and you shouldn’t use them, but I have one major complaint that led to me developing this recipe. The packets always had crunchy chunks of something mixed inside. I am not sure why it was that way, but nothing is more annoying than trying to eat something that feels like sand grinding between your teeth.
So, one day, I decide to try to make homemade guacamole. I looked on the back of a seasoning packet and was able to get a pretty good idea of the spices I needed. After a few unsuccessful attempts, I managed to create a pretty tasty dip. I offer this recipe to you and sincerely hope you enjoy it. At the very least, this dip comes without preservatives and that occasional gritty bite.
Making this easy homemade guacamole dip is a simple process. All you need to do for prep is to dice your onions and tomatoes and set them aside. Make sure you use a spoon to remove the seeds and insides of the tomatoes while dicing them. Then juice your lime into a different bowl and set it aside. In a pinch, you can use store-bought refrigerated lime juice from a bottle.
In a large mixing bowl combine the avocados, lime juice, cumin, chipotle powder, black pepper, turmeric, cayenne powder, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt. Next, using a potato masher, smash all the ingredients together until the guacamole is smooth and creamy. Afterward, fold in the onions and tomatoes. That’s it, you have created homemade guacamole. Serve the dip with tortilla chips or carrot sticks and enjoy. It can be stored in a sealed container for about 2 days in your refrigerator.
Used in this Recipe:
- 2 Haas Avocados
- 2 Small Roma Tomatoes Diced
- ½ Lime Juiced or 1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice
- 1/8 Teaspoon of Ground Cumin
- ¼ Teaspoon of Chipotle Powder
- 1/8 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
- 1/8 Teaspoon of Turmeric
- 1/8 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon of Onion Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika (We used Hungarian Paprika)
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
In a bowl, dice onions and tomatoes, making sure to remove seeds and insides of tomatoes and set aside.
Juice lime in separate bowl and set aside.
In large mixing bowl, combine, avocados, lime juice, cumin, chipotle powder, black pepper, turmeric, cayenne powder, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt.
Use potato masher to mash all ingredients together until dip is smooth. Fold in fresh onions and garlic. Serve with chips or vegetable sticks. Store in sealed container in refrigerator for up to 2 days.