If you're looking for a fast and easy no-fail guac recipe, this one is it. With just 4 ingredients, this guacamole is simply delicious.
My husband and I love to keep things interesting around here, so he's often challenging me with different recipes to make, just to see if I can. A recent challenge was to make guacamole with as few ingredients as possible. Easier said than done.
I had to compile a list of all of the ingredients I normally put into my guacamole and then figure out what the "most necessary" ones were.
Avocado, lime juice, and salt are 3 things that stood out to me first. And of course, I LOVE my guac to have garlic..so that was 4. But then what about tomatoes and onions?
I searched recipes online trying to find a solution and everything I came across for a minimal ingredient guac used SALSA. I thought no problem, I can do that and win the challenge.
I can't begin to describe how unsatisfying that guac was. The salsa created a brown guac and the flavor was nowhere near what I wanted. I failed.
Then my husband in his wisdom suggested I use Pico De Gallo instead and LIGHTBULB moment went off in my head.
YES! It has lime juice, cilantro, onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos in it. Far more than I normally put in my guac (I don't add jalapenos or cilantro) but they were both ingredients normally seen in this dip anyway and it technically counts as one ingredient because I buy it premade from the grocery store's deli section.
With some rearranging to my ingredient list and guac priorities, I realized I could make this tasty dip with just 4 ingredients and have it taste great. The results speak for themselves as this guac is fantastic and has since been made several times around here.
I hope you love this quick guacamole recipe as much as we have.
- Pico De Gallo
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🍴 Recipe Tips
This simple guac recipe is so simple and easy to make. It's also very customizable. You can add in more or less of each ingredient to get it to taste perfect.
I have found that salt and lime juice make the biggest differences in making guacamole taste great. When too little salt is added the flavor is bland, and without lime juice, it's as if there's something missing.
Lemon juice could be used in a pinch, but at a much smaller quantity as it's overpowering and does change the flavor.
Because you'll be using pico de gallo, you can easily grab more onion, less tomato, more jalapeno, or more liquid, depending on what you want in your bowl of dip.
I love my avocado to be mashed and creamy but if you like your guac chunky, feel free to dice it up as you normally would!
Serve leftover pico de gallo alongside the guac and chips and allow everyone to enjoy both options. A perfect idea for parties or tailgates.
You can serve your guac up with tasty salty tortilla chips, spread over toast, served over burritos, tacos, and more. Spreading some creamy guac over a burger is also fantastic for a new flavorful experience.
Guacamole can last up to two days in the fridge assuming that it's stored properly. You'll want to lay a piece of plastic wrap directly over the avocado mixture to prevent as much brownie as you can and then place it in an airtight container in the fridge. Store for up to two days. The mixture may change color slightly and become runny, just mix it back up and enjoy.
Guac is made with mashed or chunked avoacods combined with other ingredients in a bowl. These ingredients often include tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt.
Yes, as with any food they can go bad. Don't let your guac sit out for more than 2 hours after being made and don't allow it to sit in the fridge too long either, two days max in an airtight container.
Yes, fun fact avocado can be frozen and not turn brown! Magical information, right? The only downside to freezing guacamole is that the onions and tomatoes will become wet and soften as they thaw. Just thaw the mixture in the fridge, stir the guac and serve.
Check out how to make 4 ingredient guacamole with these simple step-by-step instructions:
- Scoop the green insides from avocados into a bowl and then mash (or cut into chunks) as desired.
- Add in the pico de gallo, minced garlic, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Taste the mixture on a tortilla chip and adjust ingredients as necessary according to preference.
- Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy.
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4 ingredient Guacamole
- 2 medium sized avocados, ripe
- 3 tablespoon Pico De Gallo
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼-1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- Scoop the green insides from an avocado and place them into a bowl. Mash until smooth (or as smooth as you like it).
- Add in the Pico De Gallo, minced garlic, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Taste and adjust ingredients amounts as desired, adding in more Pico or salt depending on preferences.
- Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy.