Learn how to make this delicious, homemade, and authentic Guacamole with simple ingredients plus Bonus tips for how to keep guacamole from turning brown.

Guacamole is a staple of Mexican cuisine. Although it is pretty simple to make, it can be tough to get the perfect flavour. With this authentic Mexican recipe, though, you will be an expert in no time.

What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Guacamole?

This guacamole recipe is also great because it only contains fresh, nutritious ingredients, and it only takes about 10 minutes or less to make! All you need for this particular recipe is the following:

  • Avocado
  • Coriander
  • Onion
  • Jalapeno (optional)
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Tomato

This will be perfect to take to that next get-together where you are supposed to bring something. Your guests will love it!

How Do You Choose The Perfect Avocado For A Perfect Guac?

Speaking of using fresh avocados, it is super important to choose an avocado that is not too firm, but also not too soft. Make sure you give it a quick (gentle) squeeze at the store before buying it. There should be a little bit of give to it, but it shouldn’t feel too soft. If it doesn’t have any give at all, then it is probably too firm. If you aren’t planning on making the guacamole for a day or two, then the firmer avocado will do, but just make sure that you plan ahead.

How Do You Keep Guacamole From Turning Brown?

One of the most common questions that people ask about guacamole, is how to keep it from turning brown? You know the feeling – you worked so hard making guacamole, only to have it turn brown right when it is time to eat.

There are a couple of different ways that I have found that really seem to work.

  1. Add the pit of the avocado to the guacamole dish.
  2. Add an extra teaspoon of lime juice.
  3. Cover in plastic wrap.

I would recommend doing all three if you can, but remember, as much as you try, the guacamole is going to turn brown if you don’t eat it relatively soon after making it, so plan ahead!