Guacamole: 4 Different Ways

Mexican guacamole is a delicious and popular dip that is commonly served as an appetizer with tortilla chips. And there’s no doubt it tastes great, but have you ever considered how easy it would be to make? If you’re not in the mood for store-bought guacamole or don’t want to spend your money on something like this, then here are 4 different ways to make simple Mexican guacamole at home!

how to make guacamole with tortilla chips

Having lived in Mexico and in the US, I have tried many different types of guacamole. And I have to say, Mexico is definitely better! It tends to have more of an authentic homemade flavor and overall just tastes so much better.

So, I wanted to share with you all how to make guacamole at home with fresh ingredients!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month coming up soon, I have invited my friend, Pily Guzmán, author of the beautiful blog “La Cocina Mexicana de Pily”. In this post, she will be sharing 4 different ways to make homemade guacamole! Each recipe will be listed down below.

Meet Pily Guzmán From La Cocina Mexicana De Pily

Hola everyone! I am very excited to be here and share some of my delicious guacamole recipes with you all today.

If you are looking for a classic and authentic Mexican dip to serve at your party, how about this appetizer? Homemade guacamole is tasty and very easy to make.

If you didn’t know… In México, we celebrate our Independence Day on September 16, and in many homes, this means having lunch or dinner with family and friends. We usually serve:

… It is an endless parade of dishes coming from the kitchen! It is a good time to enjoy and share our traditions.

If you’re not planning something complicated and prefer a casual and simple dish, making one of these guacamole recipes is a good option.

I know, I know, how complicated can it be guacamole or fresh salsa? Well, if you don’t know what you are adding in or how to pick the best avocados, then you might end up with guacamole that does not taste very good.

But, no worries. That’s why I am here! Let’s make some guacamole together!

Salsa served with homemade chips Salsa served with homemade chips

Frequently Asked Questions About Homemade Guacamole

Before I share the recipes with you, here are a few questions I get about making homemade guacamole…

How do I pick the best avocados to make guacamole?

You can pick avocados that are ripe but not too soft. They should be dark green in color and have a little give to them when you press on the skin.

How do I know if my avocados are bad?

The most common sign of a bad avocado is a brownish tinge or black spots, which may also indicate bruising from rough handling or an attack by one of many types of pests and bugs.

How can I avoid the guacamole turning brown?

There are many ways to prevent the guacamole from browning, but the most common is lime juice. You can also use lemon or vinegar.

How long does homemade guacamole last in the fridge before it goes bad?

Homemade guacamole should last for about two days in the fridge before it starts to turn brown. I recommend eating it fresh so it tastes the best!

How To Make Guacamole: 4 Different Ways

So now that we are all clear on how to pick avocados and keep them from turning brown, let’s get into the recipes!

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1. Spicy Tomato Guacamole

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Serrano chili
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, take a look at the recipe here!

Instructions:

  1. Place the avocado in a bowl and slightly mash with a fork.
  2. Add the lemon and salt to taste along with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Mix everything to combine and serve.
  4. Enjoy!

Tip: If you enjoyed the recipe for classic chunky guacamole, you should take a look at Mely’s recipe. I’ve made it before and it’s really yummy!

diced cilantro, onions, and tomatoesdiced cilantro, onions, and tomatoes

2. Green Tomato Guacamole

This recipe is very popular in the city of Guadalajara. To make this guacamole, you will need:

  • Avocado
  • Green tomatoes
  • Salt

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, take a look at the recipe here!

Instructions:

  1. Remove the pulp from the avocado and “mash” with a fork.
  2. Add in chopped green tomatoes and salt.
  3. Mix everything together and serve.
  4. Enjoy!

3. Serrano Pepper Guacamole

This of the guacamole recipes I have tried when visiting up North. Here is what you need to make this recipe:

  • Avocado
  • Serrano chile pepper
  • Salt

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, take a look at the recipe here!

Instructions:

  1. Remove the pulp from the avocado and “mash” with a fork.
  2. Grind the serrano chili in a blender. Add water if you need to help to break down the pepper.
  3. Add the chile to the avocado, season with salt, and stir.
  4. Enjoy!

Tip: Mely has this delicious guacamole recipe that has habanero peppers in it. Both of these guacamoles are VERY spicy so be careful!

guacamole topped with hot peppersguacamole topped with hot peppers

4. Classic Homemade Guacamole

This guacamole is the simplest recipe to make, especially when you are in a hurry and just want to have something quick for dinner.

Here is what you need to make it:

  • Avocado
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, take a look at the recipe here!

Instructions:

  1. Remove the pulp from the avocado and “mash” with a fork.
  2.  Add lemon and salt.
  3. Combine all the ingredients together and enjoy!

What To Serve With Guacamole Dip 

What do you like to eat with your guacamole dip? Here are a few of my favorite things…

  • Pita chips or homemade tortilla chips
  • Celery sticks, carrots, cucumber slices, jicama strips (or any other crunchy veggie!)

If I plan to serve the guacamole for dinner, I love to serve a scoop of it on top of tacos (especially these tacos al pastor), Mexican nachos, or enchilada rojas.

More Authentic Mexican Recipes To Enjoy

If you enjoyed this recipe on how to make guacamole, take a look at some of these other authentic Mexican recipes:

I hope you make these 4 Mexican guacamole recipes! If these recipes were of any help to you, come back to let me know your experience. Please leave us a comment done below and tell us all about it!

¡Buen provecho!

Mely

By Guest Author: Pily Guzman

Pily | 4 Guacamole RecipesPily | 4 Guacamole Recipes

I live in a country full of diverse cuisine, landscapes, climates, and traditions. It is my desire that through my blog you can visit my country and know about it, at least virtually.

I want to show you the beauty of Mexican cuisine!

In “La Cocina Mexicana de Pily”, you will find both 100% Mexican traditional dishes as well as Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, i.e. Mexican dishes adapted to our time, the fusion of cuisines from different cultures using always a Mexican ingredient as the protagonist of a dish.

If you would like to know more about her blog, visit her HERE. You will also enjoy the beautiful photography not just of food but of everyday life in México.

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Guacamole: 4 Different Ways

Mely Martínez

I know, I know, how complicated can it be a guacamole or a salsa? Well, these chips are very original and are the twist of this rich snack, these delicious tortillas seasoned and baked make a big difference. 4 Guacamole Recipes.

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Prep Time

30

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Cook Time

8

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Total Time

38

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Course

Antojitos, Salsas

Cuisine

Mexican

Servings

8

servings

Calories

251

kcal

Ingredients

  

For the Flour Tortilla Chips:

  • 1

    package wheat flour tortillas cut into triangles

    10 medium tortillas

  • cup

    Parmesan cheese

    very Mexican? You can change it to dry Cotija cheese, excellent result eh?

  • ¼

    cup

    butter

    melted

  • 1

    tablespoon

    sesame seeds

  • 1

    tablespoon

    poppy seed

    can substitute black sesame

  • ¼

    teaspoon

    paprika or sweet paprika

  • A pinch of salt

  • A pinch of pepper

Guacamole recipe # 1:

  • 1

    large ripe avocado peeled and pitted

  • 1 to

    mato diced

    seeds removed

  • ¼

    cup

    minced white onion

  • 1

    Serrano pepper

    (seeded and deveined) minced

  • ½

    cup

    chopped cilantro

  • 1

    Tablespoon

    fresh Lime juice

  • Salt to taste

Guacamole # 2:

    In Guadalajara I have noticed some restaurants serving this version of guacamole:

    • 1

      Large ripe avocado

      pitted, peeled and slightly mashed

    • 2

      Green tomatillos finely chopped

    • Salt to taste

    Guacamole # 3:

      I tested this version of Guacamole in the Northern States of Mexico

      • 1

        Large Ripe avocado

      • 1

        or 2 Serrano Peppers finely chopped

      • Salt to taste

      Guacamole # 4:

      • 1

        Large Ripe avocado

      • Lemon and salt to taste

      Salsa Mexicana:

      • 2

        plum tomatoes

        finely diced

      • ¼

        white onion

        chopped

      • 1

        bunch cilantro chopped

      • 1

        Minced serrano pepper

        to taste (seeded and deveined)

      • Lemon and salt

        optional

      Instructions

       

      For the Flour Tortilla Chips:

      • Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Have ready 2 cookie sheets lined with foil.

      • Place the tortilla triangles in a table.

      • Stir in a small bowl the cheese, seeds, paprika, salt and pepper with spoon.

      • With a brush put butter on one side of each triangle and then top that side with the parmesan cheese mixture.

      • Place on cookie sheet, until all of the tortillas are topped with the cheese mixture.

      • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the tortilla chips are golden brown on top and bottom.

      • Place on a wire rack, cool, set aside.

      • You could add seasoning with traditional Mexican flavors, how about chili powder? Pepper and lemon?? Tajin pepper?, Etc. ..?

      Guacamole recipe # 1:

      • Place avocado in a bowl and slightly mash with a fork.

      • Add lemon and salt

      • Add the rest of the ingredients.

      • Mix to combine

      • Success!

      Guacamole # 2:

      • Place avocado pulp in a bowl.

      • Stir in the tomatillos and season with salt

      • Stir.

      • It’s Ready!

      Guacamole # 3:

      • Remove the avocado pit and peel. Mash it with the help of a fork.

      • Place the Serrano pepper in the blender with a couple tablespoons of water and pure until smooth.

      • Add the Serrano pepper mixture to the avocado, season with salt and stir.

      • VERY SPICY!

      Guacamole # 4:

      • Remove pit from the avocado and the peel, place in a bowl and press with a fork.

      • Add lemon and salt, stir.

      • I love!

      Salsa Mexicana:

      • Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir.

      • Enjoy!

      Notes

      If you want less heat in your peppers, remove seeds and veins.

      Nutrition

      Serving:

      1

      g

      Calories:

      251

      kcal

      Carbohydrates:

      12

      g

      Protein:

      4

      g

      Fat:

      23

      g

      Saturated Fat:

      7

      g

      Polyunsaturated Fat:

      3

      g

      Monounsaturated Fat:

      12

      g

      Trans Fat:

      1

      g

      Cholesterol:

      18

      mg

      Sodium:

      220

      mg

      Potassium:

      599

      mg

      Fiber:

      8

      g

      Sugar:

      2

      g

      Vitamin A:

      684

      IU

      Vitamin C:

      16

      mg

      Calcium:

      95

      mg

      Iron:

      1

      mg

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