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how to make a classic homemade guacamole and tips to prevent browning


First allow me to do some myth busting!

Adding citrus juice to the guacamole doesn’t prevent browning. We only put lemon for the taste. Yes this the truth! What really works is preventing its exposure to air. Oxygen turns avocados brown.

How you should restrict oxygen from spoiling your guacamole?!

Place the guacamole in a bowl and flatten with the back of spoon to remove any air pocket, cover it with 2 layers of plastic wrap pressed firmly against the guacamole and put it in the fridge.

I promise this will prevent browning for 3-4 hours.

For a basic guacamole you need:

  • one large ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • dash of salt to taste

Use a fork to mash the avocado. You can use a pastry blender, but i like my guacamole to be a little chunky.


Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Why garlic powder, because it’s milder than the fresh one, it blends in better.

Add the lemon juice and the finely chopped onion. If you prefer guacamole with additional ingredients, you can stir in:

  • tomatoes
  • or cilantro
  • or peppers
  • or parsley….

But for me i like guacamole where the seasoned avocados are the only event!

Try my sizzling chicken fajitas recipe with this delicious guacamole.

chicken fajitas