Creamy avocado is the main ingredient in this simple 4-Ingredient guacamole recipe without cilantro. Only 4 ingredients are needed including mashed avocado, juicy ripe tomato, zesty lime juice and a little jalapeno pepper for kick.
Why you'll love this delicious guacamole recipe
Guacamole is actually one of those easy recipes that looks intimidating but it really quite simple! You don't need to push a cart around your kitchen.
I'll walk you through how to make this easily at home and you'll be topping your pork fajitas with guac the repeat!
You only need a handful of ingredients...4 if you don't count salt and pepper (I don't - you shouldn't either)
You asked and I listened! I've made a quick guacamole recipe without cilantro!
Why without cilantro? Well, if you're one of those people who think cilantro tastes like dish soap, you're gonna love this recipe!
That sentence right there? That may be the single weirdest sentences I've ever written.
Ingredients in this easy guacamole recipe without cilantro
Fresh and simple ingredients are the name of the game here and we only need a few of them!
- ripe avocados
- fresh lime juice - I prefer the taste of lime juice, but in a pinch you can also use fresh lemon juice, as the citrus is needed in this simple recipe
- jalapeño pepper for a little spicy kick
- salt and black pepper, to taste
Did you know avocados are actually a fruit? That's right! They're from the same family as cinnamon and bay laurel, where bay leaves come from.
If you enjoy guacamole with your Mexican meals, you’ll want to have plenty of this fruit on hand.
Here in the midwest we can't grow avocados on tree, but we can pick up a Haas avocado at the grocery store - phew!
While I used to shy away avocados because they’re supposedly high in fat, I've been reading up more on them. Avocados are reported to help keep inflammation under control. They are also a monounsaturated fat which has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease.
Guilt free guacamole? Sign me up...we just can't eat the whole bowl 😉
How to check if an avocado is ripe
You can tell if an avocado is ripe by holding it in your hand and gently squeezing.
It will yield slightly when ripe
How to cut an avocado
The best way to cut it is by slicing around the length of the avocado and then twisting the halves to expose the seed.
To remove the seed, carefully poke a knife into the seed and twist. You can also use a spoon to remove the seed.
Squeeze behind the seed to remove the seed from the knife blade.
How to mash an avocado
Use a potato masher, a fork, or even a pastry blender to gently mash the fresh avocado.
Now you have a decision to make - do you want chunky consistency or creamy guac? There's really not a wrong answer here!
Viola! You have an amazing bowl of guacamole, perfect for dipping right away!
This is a basic guacamole recipe, but of course there are guacamole additions you can make!
- minced red onion or white onion
- minced garlic
- fresh cilantro leaves - hey, I'm not gonna stock you if you want to add it!
- a dash of hot sauce - we all have our favorite brands. I'm gonna go with Chalula!
- chopped red bell pepper
- sour cream
How to store leftover guacamole
Guacamole is best served right away, as it tends to brown as it sits. Some people claim putting the avocado pit in an airtight container will keep it from browning in the refrigerator.
I've also found that plastic wrap pressed to the surface of the guacamole minimizes browning.
What to serve with guacamole
If you make this homemade guacamole recipe, leave a recipe review or comment below. I'd love to hear from you!
4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
- 2 large ripe avocados pitted
- 1 medium tomato seeded and diced
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- ½ medium jalapeño finely diced
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Mash the avocado in a small glass bowl. Add tomato, lime juice, and jalapeño.
- Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
YIELD: 4 SERVINGS