You just need five minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this Easy Guacamole Without Cilantro! My simple guacamole recipe features mashed avocado that’s been kicked up a few notches with red onions, lime juice, hot sauce and seasonings. It's delicious and happens to be keto friendly and vegan!
This is my go-to guacamole dip I’ve been making for more than a decade. My family loves it, and so do I.
It's restaurant quality, if I say so myself!
The good news is, this homemade guacamole is quick and easy.
It features mashed avocado that’s been kicked up a few notches with red onions, lime juice and hot sauce. If you're looking for guacamole without cilantro or guacamole without tomatoes, you've come to the right place!
And if you're looking for an over-the-top guacamole, don't miss this sweet-and-savory Guacamole with Cherries, Gorgonzola and Walnuts.
Avocados: When choosing avocados for guacamole, think like Goldilocks. You don’t want them too firm, and you don’t want them too soft. Select ones that have a little “give” to them.
Hot Sauce: There are many brands you can try, but some are really hot! I recommend Frank's RedHot Original (affiliate link). It has just enough kick to spice up this easy guacamole recipe without making it too hot.
Onions: I always use red onions in my guacamole, since they're the only ones I like raw. (Plus, I love their pop of color!) But you could substitute white onions, if you prefer.
Guacamole seasoning: We're keeping it simple, folks! You just need salt and pepper to go with the hot sauce and lime juice.
How to make guacamole without cilantro
See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for full instructions, but here's an overview.
- Slice an avocado in half the long way and gently squeeze the halves as you pull them apart. Squeeze a little more to remove the pit, scooping it out if needed.
- Scoop out the avocado flesh and add it to a small mixing bowl. Repeat with the second avocado. Mash the avocados with the back of a fork.
- Stir in chopped red onions, hot sauce, the juice from half a lime and seasonings.
- If you find there aren’t any ripe avocados at the store, place your firm avocados in a brown paper bag on the counter for a day or two. They’ll ripen right up.
- It's best to slice open the avocados on a cutting board, instead of in your hands, to protect yourself from getting cut.
What to serve with guacamole
There are many ways to enjoy this homemade guacamole recipe! Serve it as a standalone appetizer with tortilla chips, or as a tasty addition to Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Salsa Salmon with Lime, Chicken Enchiladas or any Tex-Mex dish. Don't forget the Fried Ice Cream in a Pan for dessert!
I also love serving guacamole on toast with Basted Eggs for a healthy breakfast. Did you know avocados have more potassium than bananas?
Frequently asked questions
It's important to create a barrier between the guacamole's surface and air, because contact with oxygen causes avocados to turn brown. Smooth out the surface of the guacamole with the back of a spoon and pour just enough lime juice, lemon juice or water over the top to cover it.
Cover the bowl of guacamole with plastic wrap and press down so it touches the surface of the dip. Refrigerate it for 1-2 days, and pour off the liquid before eating the guacamole. If you see any brown areas, you can scrape them off, then stir the dip before consuming it.
Make some guacamole toast! You also can spread the guacamole on a sandwich or mix it in a salad with some salsa and balsamic vinegar.
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Easy Guacamole Without Cilantro
- 2 avocados
- ¼ cup red onion
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce (I use Frank's RedHot Original)
- juice from ½ lime
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- tortilla chips for serving (optional)
- Make the guacamole in a small mixing bowl. Slice an avocado in half the long way and gently squeeze the halves as you pull them apart. Scoop out the pit and discard it. Scoop out the avocado flesh into the mixing bowl. Repeat with the second avocado.
- Mash the avocados with the back of a fork.
- Peel the red onion and finely chop up about ¼ of it, until you have ¼ cup. Transfer the chopped onions to your mixing bowl and add the hot sauce. Cut a lime in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Add the salt and pepper. Mix everything with a fork.
- Serve immediately or cover it with plastic and chill it in the refrigerator to use later the same day. Serve the guacamole with tortilla chips, on toast, or next to tacos, enchiladas or shrimp. You also could stir some into salad as a dressing with salsa.
- To store leftover guacamole, smooth out the surface of the dip with the back of a spoon and pour just enough lime juice, lemon juice or water over the top to cover it. Cover the bowl of guacamole with plastic wrap and press down so it touches the surface of the dip. Refrigerate it for 1-2 days, and pour off the liquid before eating the guacamole.
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C)