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How to Make Guac with One Avocado

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a bowl of guac made with one avocado

Are you looking to enjoy a delicious and healthy snack but only have one avocado? No problem! With just one avocado, you can make perfectly creamy and delicious guacamole, perfect for dipping, spreading, or just eating straight from the bowl. Whether you’re looking for a simple snack to enjoy on your own or you’re looking to impress guests at a get-together, this article will show you how to make guac with one avocado.

 

Can you make guac with one avocado?

Yes! Guacamole is a beloved dip that’s been enjoyed for centuries. While many people might assume that making guacamole requires multiple avocados, that’s not always the case. With just one Avocado, it’s possible to make delicious and flavorful guacamole that’s perfect for dipping, spreading, or using as a base for other dishes.

 

Why should you make guacamole with one avocado?

fresh avocado

Here are some of the best reasons why making guacamole with one Avocado is a great option:

  • Avocados can be expensive, and buying multiple can add up quickly. By making guacamole with just one Avocado, you can still enjoy the creamy and delicious flavor of guacamole without breaking the bank.
  • One avocado is just enough to make a small batch of guacamole perfect for a small gathering, whether you’re having a few friends over or cooking a romantic dinner.
  • With one avocado, it’s easier to control the flavor of the guacamole and make adjustments as needed. This allows you to add other ingredients, like spices, lime juice, or fresh herbs, to create the perfect flavor profile.
  • If you have a ripe avocado that you need help with, making guacamole is a great option. Combining the Avocado with other ingredients can extend its shelf life and enjoy it for longer.

 

How to Make Guac with One Avocado-Tips to Remember

Here are a few tips for making the best guacamole with just one Avocado:

  • Pick a ripe avocado that is soft to the touch and yields gentle pressure. This will ensure that your guacamole is creamy and flavorful.
  • Mash the Avocado with a fork or potato masher until it’s smooth and creamy but still has some texture. Refrain from over-mashing, or you’ll end up with a smooth paste.
  • You can squeeze either a lemon or lime juice. It will not only add a bright and tangy flavor to your guacamole but also prevent it from browning.
  • Add spices to taste, such as chili powder, cumin, or cayenne pepper. Start with a little bit and add more to taste.
  • Use fresh ingredients such as cilantro, parsley, chives, and onion to add flavor and texture to your guacamole.
  • Salt is important for balancing the flavors of the guacamole. Add salt to taste, but be mindful that too much salt can overpower the flavors.

 

Serving Ideas

tacos with guac and salsa and chips

Here are some unique serving ideas for guac made with one avocado:

  • Chips and crackers: Guacamole can be served as a dip alongside tortilla chips, crackers, or vegetable sticks for a healthy snack.
  • Tacos: Top your tacos with a spoonful of guac for a creamy, flavor-packed addition.
  • Sandwiches: Use guac as a spread for sandwiches for a delicious twist on your favorite lunchtime meal. Spoon guac into your burrito for a creamy, avocado-packed filling.
  • Breakfast: Spoon guac over scrambled or fried eggs for a delicious breakfast.

 

How to store guacamole

Storing guacamole properly can extend its shelf life and prevent it from browning too quickly. Here are a few simple tips for storing guacamole:

  • A container with a tight-fitting lid can help keep air from entering and causing the guac to spoil.
  • Before sealing the container, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole to create a barrier between the air and the guac.
  • Before sealing the container, gently press on the plastic wrap to remove any air pockets.
  • Guacamole should be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
  • You can also freeze guacamole. However, the texture may change and become slightly mushy when defrosted, which could impact its taste.

 

How to Make Guac with One Avocado

a bowl of guac made with one avocado

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. red onion, finely chopped
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro chopped
  • A pinch of cumin, ground

 

Instructions

  1. Place the avocado on the cutting board, cut it in half, and remove the pit. Scoop the soft green flesh from the skin into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Use a fork to mash the avocado until it reaches your desired consistency. Some people prefer their guac to be smoother, while others like it to be chunky.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl and add a pinch of salt, cayenne, and cumin. Mix well to incorporate.
  4. Add chopped onion and cilantro, and mix them into the bowl with the Avocado and lemon juice.
  5. Taste your guac and adjust the seasoning as needed. You can add more salt, lemon juice, or other ingredients to get it right.
  6. Enjoy your fresh, homemade guacamole with your favorite tortilla chips in a burrito or whatever you’d like to serve.

 

guac

How to Make Guac with One Avocado

Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 20 minutes; Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large avocado
  • tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. red onion finely chopped
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro chopped
  • A pinch of cumin ground

Instructions
 

  • Place the avocado on the cutting board, cut it in half, and remove the pit. Scoop the soft green flesh from the skin into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • Use a fork to mash the avocado until it reaches your desired consistency. Some people prefer their guac to be smoother, while others like it to be chunky.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl and add a pinch of salt, cayenne, and cumin. Mix well to incorporate.
  • Add chopped onion and cilantro, and mix them into the bowl with the Avocado and lemon juice.
  • Taste your guac and adjust the seasoning as needed. You can add more salt, lemon juice, or other ingredients to get it right.
  • Enjoy your fresh, homemade guacamole with your favorite tortilla chips in a burrito or whatever you'd like to serve.

 

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Author

  • Laurie Graves

    Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.

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