Check-out this simple guacamole recipe that can be ready in 5 minutes! Can be easily adjusted to your taste and nutritional needs, and it’s perfect as lunch, dinner or as a side to any meal.
When it comes to food, I always choose 100% natural food because I believe that is the absolute best in terms of nutrients, taste and for the environment. This kind of nutritious food gives me energy all day long, helps me recover faster and simply helps me thrive on a daily basis.
After making guacamole over and over again this summer, I’ve found a few secrets for making the best guacamole and I want to share my simple guacamole recipe with you. I’m using a few common ingredients that don’t cost too much, and a lot of love for healthy nourishing food.
Are you ready to make a delicious guacamole? Ok … Let’s get started!
How to make the best guacamole
Guacamole is a dip made of avocados, lime, and other fresh ingredients. I like to serve it with sourdough bread, with sweet potatoes, into salads, with boiled broccoli and the list just goes on and on. The point is: we love guacamole in this house and we try to eat it at least a few times a week. It’s super easy to prepare, always healthy and it’s simply delicious.
Enough with the benefits, let’s see what goes into this simple guacamole recipe:
- Avocado – The avocado is literally the main ingredients of the guacamole. Being loaded with healthy fats, fiber and plenty of micronutrients, it’s the perfect base for our dish.
- Leeks – You can use either leeks, classic onion or scallions (spring onion) with the purpose of balancing the fatty taste of the avocado. It simply adds a subtle flavor that enriches the flavor of any meal, but guacamole in particular.
- Bell Pepper – Bell peppers add a nice subtle sweet taste and a bit of crunchy texture to the guacamole recipe. Use any kind of variation you like because you can’t go wrong here.
- Cucumber – As with the bell pepper, the cucumber works to balance the fatty taste of the avocado, adding a bit of texture to the mix as well
- Kalamata Olives – Kalamata olives are a bit salty and a bit sour, with an oily texture, which makes them perfect to complete the guacamole recipe. Slice them nicely to easily mix them into the entire dish, using as many as you want.
- Lime Juice – We use it for its antioxidant effect as well as to help us balance the fatty flavor from the avocado.
- Salt – Same with the lime juice above, salt will balance the whole flavor of our guacamole. Use as much as you need and consider using a bit less if the olives you’re using are on the salty side.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Optional) – This one’s optional for now but you can use it if you like. Adding 2-3 tsp of high quality extra virgin olive oil will boost the guacamole recipe is so many ways. From adding more nutrients (especially phytonutrients) to that subtle flavor, the EVOO will literally transform the guacamole to a whole new level.
- Sourdough bread (Optional) – True sourdough bread is naturally fermented over a long period of time and has less gluten overall compared to what we call a “classic” bread. I like a bit of bread with my guacamole because it adds texture (and taste) to what is a low-carb high-fat dish.
More guacamole-inspired meals
I simply love guacamole and find it one of the best ways to include avocado into our daily meals. Here are a few of my favorite recipes (call them meals) that use guacamole as part of the dish itself:
- Sweet Potatoes and Guacamole Bowl – Check-out this perfectly balanced dish that’s loaded with natural fiber from those cooked and cooled sweet potatoes. This dish also includes a delicious guacamole recipe and a few other “secrets” that make it a favorite of mine.
- Delicious Guacamole Summer Salad – This simple recipe combines summer lettuce, a delicious guacamole recipe and lots of love for green raw food. It is a winner I tell you!
- Simple Delicious Greek Salad – Actually this recipe doesn’t include guacamole in the pictures, but you can easily add it as a side. It will be magic, I promise!
In conclusion, this guacamole comes packed with plenty of fiber, healthy fats and quality proteins, plus all the micronutrients they bring to the table (an assortment of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients). It’s great for your health and it also tastes great!
Enjoy this homemade guacamole bowl with someone you love! … And don’t forget to spread the love by sharing this post!
Simple Homemade Guacamole Recipe
- 1 medium avocado (skin and seed removed)
- 3-4 slices leeks (chopped)
- 1 slice red bell pepper (cubed)
- 3 slices cucumber (cut in 4s)
- 5 kalamata olives (slices, no seed)
- lime juice (from 1/4 lime)
- 1/3 tsp salt (I used white salt)
- decorated with kalamata olives (optional)
- served with sourdough bread (optional)
- Add sliced avocado, leeks, cucumber, bell pepper, and sliced olives into a medium sized bowl.
- Using a fork, combine everything into a paste. Don’t worry if it take 1 minute or 5 minutes to combine everything. Work on it until it looks like a paste (using a creamy avocado is advised).
- Add salt and lime juice and mix everything nicely until the paste becomes creamy (see my pictures).
- That was it! How easy was that?!
- Serve with sourdough bread (as I did) or with your favorite traditionally made bread.