This avocado guacamole dip recipe is a super easy party appetizer that tastes great and is actually healthy for you. Whether you’re having a Cinco de Mayo get-together or just need something to serve with chips, this is great option.
One of my stress-reducing party rules is to make as much of the food in advance as possible.
Which is why I make this avocado guacamole dip for almost every party. It’s not just for Cinco de Mayo 🙂
Everyone loves it, it’s easy to make and making it in advance actually makes the dip taste better.
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- Fresh vegetables: 2 avocados, half of a yellow or red onion
- Fresh herbs and spices: 1 garlic clove, 1/4 cup cilantro – You can substitute 4 teaspoons dried cilantro in a pinch, but the fresh herb tastes much better.
- Seasonings: salt, pepper
The Prep Work
Chop the onion.
Mince the garlic clove.
Chop the cilantro.
Peel the avocado and remove the seed.
How to open an avocado the easy way
If you don’t know the trick to opening avocados, there is an easy way.
And this tip is a game changer!
First, make a cut all the way around the guacamole lengthwise.
Next twist the two halves in opposite directions and the avocado will open right up.
Then use a small spoon to scoop out the stone in the middle.
Finally, peel off the skin from each of the sections (or use a larger spoon to scoop the avocado meat out of the skin).
You’ll be amazed how easy it is.
How to make avocado guacamole dip
In a bowl, mash the pulp of 2 avocados with a fork.
Add in the chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, the juice of 1 lime, ½ teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper. Mix until well combined.
You can also do this in a food processor if you prefer.
Letting it stand for about an hour before serving will allow the flavors to mix.
How far in advance can you make it?
Although the guacamole will keep for a few days in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it does turn a darker color which doesn’t look too appetizing. So you probably don’t want to make it more than a day ahead of time.
How to serve guacamole
The easiest way to serve guacamole is to put it in a bowl surrounded by chips.
I even use it as a Christmas party appetizer, by spooning the guacamole into tortilla chips and serving it with cranberry salsa bites.
Other appetizers you might like
Avocado Guacamole Dip
- mixing bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
- 2 avocados
- ½ yellow onion diced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 lime
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Add the avocado to the bowl and mash it with a fork.
- Add the diced onion, cilantro, minced garlic and salt to the avocado.
- Juice the lime into the bowl.
- Mix all of the ingredients.
- Substitute 4 teaspoons of dried Cilantro for the 1/4 cup fresh Cilantro if necessary, but the taste is not as good.
- This guacamole recipe can be made in a food processor if you don’t want to mix it manually.
- Letting the guacamole stand for about an hour before serving will help the flavors blend better.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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This post was originally published on November 27, 2018 but was updated with new content on December 17, 2023.