Don't stop here. Just a big ol' bowl of Fresh Restaurant Style Guacamole is all. It's only my favorite mid-afternoon snack OF ALL TIME! Yes, that's right. Easy to whip up, fresh and delicious, this guacamole recipe is my regular go-to when I want to chow down on something quick. Prefer this dip without cilantro? We have the perfect substitute for this sometimes hated Mexican herb.
- Avocado - Only the ripest available will do. Make sure the skins are dark and it's not too firm to the touch. I like the Haas variety.
- Tomato - I prefer Roma tomatoes in this recipe so they don't water down the dip.
- Red onion - Just a little will do.
- Lime - Fresh, juicy limes are non-negotiable.
- Cilantro - Again, only fresh cilantro will do. (imho)
- Tortilla chips - I'm serving these for the Fourth of July, so I went with red, white, and blue tortilla chips. Festive!
Note: Refer to the recipe card below for exact quantities.
- Cilantro - For some strange reason, there are people that think it tastes like soap. Substitute cilantro with fresh basil or flat leaf parsley instead. You could also leave it out altogether.
- Tomatoes - A garden tomato would taste just fine. I've even used chopped grape tomatoes on occasion when it was all that was available.
- Add-ins - Some people like to add a little garlic to their guacamole or a fresh squeeze of lemon.
- Purpose - Instead of a dip, serve this guacamole with Chicken Fajitas, platter style.
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- Mixing bowls
- Cutting board
- Citrus squeezer
- Potato masher
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
This dish is not freezer friendly.
Squeeze some fresh lime or lemon juice over the top and cover the dip with a layer of plastic wrap before refrigerating to prevent browning.
Put cilantro in a jar with a little water. Cover it loosely with a plastic bag to keep it fresh longer.
Have leftover ingredients?
- Avocados are great in any salad. Try this Blackened Shrimp and Avocado Salad recipe for lunch this week.
- Have excess tomatoes? If you're a Mexican food enthusiast, you'll love these Air Fryer Tostadas Mexicanas with Homemade Refried Beans.
- Leftover cilantro? Toss it on top of almost any Mexican recipe like we did here on these Chicken Enchiladas.
In the mood for a similar dish?
Try these other appetizer and dip ideas:
- Leftover Rotisserie Southwest Chicken Dip
- Seven Layer Dip
- Redneck Cowboy Caviar
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Fresh Restaurant Style Guacamole Recipe with (or without) Cilantro
- 7 qty Avocados
- 2 qty Roma tomatoes
- ¼ cup Red onion diced
- 1 juice of Lime
- 3 sprigs Fresh cilantro
- ½ teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper (or to taste)
- Wash produce. Set it aside to drain in a colander.
- Slice all of the avocados in half and remove the seeds. Scoop out the flesh into a large bowl and discard the remainder.
- Using a citrus squeezer, squeeze the juice of the lime over the top of the avocados and lightly mash with a potato masher (or fork).
- Dice tomato, onion, and cilantro. Add it to the bowl of avocados and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Mix well. Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips.
Total servings for this recipe: 6
- Wash hands and create a clean work area.
- Rinse fresh produce thoroughly.
- Do not use the same cutting board or utensils on cooked food or produce, that previously touched raw meat or seafood.
- Do not leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods.