You will abandon all other guacamole recipes after trying this one. Why? Because this guacamole contains only five ingredients, can be made in less than 10 minutes, and is packed with flavor. This is a 5 star, 5 ingredient guacamole that you can easily and quickly prepare at home, and are guaranteed to love.
Before I detail why this recipe is exemplary, I have to explain something: I am a guacamole purist. What do I mean by this? I believe guacamole tastes best when it highlights and accentuates the distinct flavor of avocado. When it comes to guacamole, each ingredient should be added in order to emphasize, rather than compete with, the almighty avocado. Think Gladys Knight and The Pips. The Pips share the stage with Gladys, not to take away from her talent, but to make her shine even brighter. (Even if you don’t try this recipe, you’ve heard an analogy comparing guacamole to Motown- not bad!).
So, forget the cilantro and garlic, and make this five ingredient recipe. Why will you love it? The red onion and Roma tomatoes add texture, the salt and lime keep it fresh, and in culmination bring out the subtle yet complex taste of avocado.
You’re also going to love this guacamole because of how long it remains fresh. Avocados brown quickly after halved and can be a pain to preserve. However, the lime juice keeps this guacamole fresh and green for days. Store it covered in the refrigerator and it’ll be pristine two days later. (The picture above was taken after two days). Any leftover guacamole can be used to spruce up sandwiches and wraps.
As always, leave me a comment below with any of your questions or thoughts. I’ll get back to you. Enjoy this 5 star, 5 ingredient guacamole!
- 6 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 1 cup roma tomatoes (approx. 2 medium), chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- In a large bowl, mash avocados. Stir in onion, tomato, lime juice, and salt. Serve with tortilla chips. Yields 4 to 6 servings.