Guacamole is the perfect dip to include alongside your meals. It can be enjoyed at any time of the day and blends with a number of tastes. Before learning the perfect pairings to match guacamole with it is important that you know how to make guacamole. See a quick and simple recipe below.
Easy Guacamole Recipe
- To make the guacamole you will need:
- 3 ripe avocados
- 3 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro
- 1 lime juiced
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Place the sliced and pitted avocados into a mixing bowl and mash with a fork to make it as smooth or as chunky as you wish
- Add the cilantro, lime juice, and salt and stir
- Voila! Your guacamole is ready to serve
- You can add onions, tomatoes, and chilis if you would like a heavier, chunkier dip.
Breakfast Meals to Pair with Guacamole
A quick and simple breakfast idea. All you need is bread, guacamole, and hard-boiled eggs. You can sprinkle poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, or chia seeds, these aren’t necessary but do add to the presentation of the meal.
A delicious breakfast burrito with scrambled egg, chorizo, and refried beans. This recipe serves two and is a great way to start the weekend on a Saturday morning with some hot sauce and a Bloody Mary.
Bacon and guacamole grilled cheese sandwiches will be a favorite amongst all the grilled cheese fans out there. This breakfast is easy to throw together and tastes so good.
Sometimes simple is best and this three-ingredient breakfast is a great and easy way to start the day. Use up leftover guacamole from the night before or if you don’t have time to make fresh guacamole in the morning you can easily mash avocado on your toast instead, a quick and simple alternative.
Lunch Meals to Pair with Guacamole
A perfect meal for on the go during your lunch break. This tasty sandwich is bursting with flavors and the creamy guacamole perfectly drenches the chicken in a creamy sauce. The perfect lunch time treat.
If you are looking for a lower-carb lunch then this is perfect for you. You can use this recipe as a dip, salad topping, or a salad on its own. It is filling so only a small portion is necessary.
Another low-carb choice but this recipe is also vegan. You can pair this salad with some fried tofu or if you eat meat you can top it with fish or grilled chicken. Add more vegetables or swap out the ingredients to make this salad recipe your own.
Dinner Meals to Pair with Guacamole
The perfect sharing platter, this recipe is packed with all of the best nacho toppings. Loaded with black beans, fresh salsa, jalapenos, and sour cream the guacamole really is the cherry on top with this recipe.
Dinner time just got easier with this recipe. This burrito bowl is healthy and can easily be amended to suit whatever you have in your fridge and pantry.
This recipe serves three and leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and eaten within three days.
This dish tastes as good as it looks and is so simple to make. If you are looking to impress someone or just looking to treat yourself to a beautiful-looking meal then this recipe is what you need. This recipe is also suitable for those who are gluten intolerant.
A recipe that creates a party-sized dish that serves 12. This recipe is perfect for larger families, batch cooking, or dinner parties. Bursting with authentic Mexican flavors this meal is exactly what you would want for a Mexican-themed dinner party.
Last but not least we had to feature this unique taste on a classic casserole dish that is made with beef and tortillas. This meal is sure to be a hit with the kids and is a delicious and easy Mexican-inspired meal that should be enjoyed with a side serving of guacamole.
Whether you are hosting or cooking for yourself the pairings in this guide is sure to have mouths watering. Enjoy tasting all of these new flavors and take the time to come up with your own unique guacamole recipe to give your meals an edge.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Guacamole?
Guacamole is a dip that dates back to the Aztec era in Mexico.
The word comes from the old Aztec language and is a combination of the words “ahuacati” which means avocado and “molli” which means sauce. It is a dip that is made from combining avocado, cilantro, and lime as the base ingredients.
Variations of guacamole include various fresh vegetables, such as red onion, cabbage, tomato, and fresh chilis. The dip is often served on the side of Mexican meals but it has become more popular and now features in breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals.
Is Guacamole Healthy?
While guacamole may have a vegetable as its main ingredient, often what it is consumed alongside is not very healthy.
It is often served alongside nacho chips which can be greasy and high in salt, fat, and sugars. Guacamole itself does have a number of health benefits which come mostly from the avocado.
Avocado is a fantastic source of fiber, potassium and they are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids which have brilliant health benefits. While avocados are healthy it is recommended that you only eat half an avocado a day due to the monounsaturated fat that it contains.
Try to only consume guacamole with one meal per day or every second day to avoid overconsumption.
How Can You Tell If An Avocado Is Ripe?
The most important thing when making guacamole is to use a ripe avocado.
It is easy to tell if an avocado is ripe, simply hold it in the palm of your hand and gently close your fingers around the avocado, as if you are making a fist. If the avocado is hard and does not easily squeeze then it is still not ripe.
If the avocado feels soft to the touch it is ripe. Avocados take time to ripen at home but once they are ripe they are only good for one day before they over-ripen and go bad, which affects the color and taste of the avocado.