The simplest, quickest vegan guacamole recipe that everyone can enjoy! Cilantro taste like soap? Want to enjoy guacamole like everyone else? This recipe is definitely for you my friend!
Guacamole is a year-round delight, however, most guacamole recipes have cilantro (or often called coriander) in them, unfortunately, and not everyone likes or can have cilantro.
I'm one of those unlucky people who tastes nothing but soap when it comes to cilantro, and it's so overpowering that it ruins everything it is in for me.
I believe in making recipes that cater to all and not just some, because being left out is no fun!
Aside from enjoying this guac recipe with chips or on my morning bagels, I love pairing this guac with my yummy tofu egg salad for an extra blast of flavor.
Very easy, basic ingredients that can easily be swapped out or added to!
Substitute lemon juice for apple cider vinegar if needed.
Leave out the garlic powder if you'd like. Guacamole is still delicious even with 3 ingredients.
Please see recipe card below for exact measurements.
How to tell if an Avocado is ripe?
The one irritating thing about these delicious little fruits is the ripeness. They have a very small amount of time where they are the perfect ripeness and if you blink, it's too late! The two best ways for me to tell when an Avocado is ready to be used is by peeling off the little stem at the top. If it's bright green and the avocado is soft but not mushy, it is ready to go!
You can also tell a bit from the color of it, if it's dark green (not black), it's more than likely ready to be opened and consumed.
Step one - Cut the avocados in half around the seed, using a knife to remove the pit, then take a spoon and scoop around the avocado between the skin and flesh.
Step Two - Plop each half into a bowl like so.
Step Three - Gently mash the avocado with a fork. Alternatively, you can use a knife to cut sections into the avocado before scooping to make it easier to mash. (Please be careful not to cut through the skin and stab your hand, though).
Finish - Mix in all seasonings and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
📖Substitutions & Variations
While this is just a very basic guacamole recipe, meant to be quick and easy for busy lives, there's so much more you can do with this to take it on so many other levels!
- Onions- A classic add on to guac, typically red onions are used, but feel free to use any type you enjoy. If you can't have onions, like me, replace them with red bell peppers!
- Tomatoes - another fantastic, and classic ingredient to add flavor and color to your guac.
- Other seasonings- Use lime juice instead of lemon, add some onion powder and dill. Go for more bold flavors like cumin, or get spicy and use jalapenos in the mix.
Storing avocados as well as guacamole can be quite challenging. Avacados have a very short lifespan once they are ripe, and air is the enemy to open avocados due to oxidization. Much like fruits such as apples or veggies like potatoes, avocados start to brown and turn dark very quickly when left in open air.
Storing unopened avocados - the magic hack for keeping avocados ripe for much longer, is storing them in water! My avocados last over a week longer with this method. Just a simple container filled with water, place the avocados in and place in the fridge.
Storing Guacamole - When storing already made guac, the big trick here is making sure that no air in getting to the finished product. My go-to way is placing plastic wrap in a way that it touches the entire surface of the guacamole. The trick is get the air out.
However, there is also a less wasteful way by using an airtight container and adding lukewarm water to the top of the guac before sealing with a lid. Make sure you pat the guac down with a spoon so there's no air bubbles, then place an inch of water on top, then cover and store.
When you're ready to eat it again, open it up, pour the water off, stir and enjoy.
Consume guacamole within 3-4 days.
Freezing - It is possible to freeze guacamole! Just place it into a bag so that you can make sure there's zero air, then store for up to 3 months.
You can freeze whole avocados much the same way, but keep in mind the texture may change.
Check out some of my other delicious condiments, sauces, and topper recipes!
❓Frequently Asked Questions
So many things can utilize guacamole, from dipping to topping. Use with crackers, chips, bread, top bagels, add to sandwiches, wraps and tacos. You can add guac to almost anything! Traditionally, it is served with tortilla chips
Avocados are nutritious, high in fiber, good fats, proteins and several vitamins and minerals. Depending on what you add to your guacamole, it can be a healthy alternative to more popular, store-bought dips and spreads.
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4 Ingredient Guacamole (No onion, no cilantro)
- 1 Small bowl
- 1 Knife
- 1 Spoon
- 2 ripe avocados
- pinch of salt & pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Cut the avocados in half around the seed. Take a knife and gently whack it into the seed to remove it.2 ripe avocados
- spoon the avocado halves into a bowl, and gently mash with a fork. Alternatively, you can take the knife and cut slices into the avocado before spooning out to make it easier to mash. Just be careful not to cut through the skin into your hand.
- Once mashed to your liking, place all other ingredients, and stir well.pinch of salt & pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Serve and enjoy!
- Storage - place in an airtight container, press with a spoon until air bubbles are gone, top with a layer of room temp water and store for up to 4 days. When you want to use some, just pour the water out and stir. Alternatively, you can use plastic wrap and form it around the guacamole so that no air is getting in. You can also freeze your guac in much the same way just in a small sandwich bag with the air let out.
- If you want to add your own flare, go for it! Add onions, onion powder, dill, cumin, etc.
This post and recipe were first published in September 2022, and has been updated July 2023.
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