Looking for the easiest 4 Ingredient Guacamole you can whip up in under ten minutes? Look no further! This recipe tastes creamy, simple and fresh.
What You’ll Need
- Two large avocados
- Red, orange or yellow bell pepper
- Lime juice or a fresh lime
How to Make
First, cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop the avocado away from the flesh. Finely dice half of the bell pepper and be sure to use the rest of the bell pepper. It can be sliced, diced or prepped to be frozen so that it doesn’t go to waste.
Mash the avocado with a fork or for a smoother consistency blend using an immersion blender/regular blender. Stir in the bell pepper, lime juice, and salt. Full recipe and details below!
Optional Additional Ingredients
Many guacamole recipes call for a long list of ingredients. Most commonly you’ll see ingredient lists containing:
- Garlic or garlic powder
- Lemon juice
- Jalapeno, with or without the seeds
- Ground cumin
Guacamole is full of high quality fats so it is already boosted with nutrients. If you wish to add more fiber, add chopped jalapeno, tomato or onion. Want a protein addition? Try mixing chickpeas/garbanzo beans in whole or blend them with the avocado and add two tablespoons of oil.
It pairs great with chips, nachos, or pretzels. I also highly recommend trying guacamole as a spread on sandwiches, subs, or wraps with your favorite toppings. Plopping it on top of chili, fajitas, scrambled eggs or enchiladas are all great options as well.
How to pick an Avocado
Ripe avocados work best for guacamole. To pick a ripe avocado, give them a gentle squeeze and if they have a slight give they’re ready. Also, look at the knob at the top of the avocado where it was previously attached to a stem/branch. If it comes off easily and there’s a slight give, you’ve got a perfect avocado.
If you buy them rock hard, leave them out in room temperature for about five to seven days and wait. Be patient but monitor them because avocados like to trick us and turn ripe when we least expect it!
Once avocados are exposed to air, the top will start to discolor. This does not mean they are spoiled! To extend the shelf life of guacamole be sure to add an acid like lime juice in this recipe or lemon juice. A fresh squeeze of the juice over the top of the mixture before placing it in the fridge can help lessen the browning.
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4 Ingredient Guacamole
- 2 large avocados
- ½ red bell pepper or any color you have
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp lime juice Equivalent to one, small freshly squeezed lime.
- Slice open the avocado, remove the seed and scoop out the flesh. Add to a small bowl.
- Finely dice the bell pepper.
- Mash the avocado with the back of a fork or blend using a blender/immersion blender.
- Stir in remaining ingredients, taste and adjust or add additional lime or salt as desired.
- Consider adding more ingredients as listed in the post for more flavors and nutrient combinations
- Practice cooking, “to-taste” by adding the salt and lime juice gradually. Taste the mix and adjust from there.
- For extra zing, zest the lime if using fresh and add the zest to the guacamole