There's a few different ways to get a really smooth and creamy homemade guacamole and here's one way which uses mayonnaise. I've seen a few other recipes which call for sour cream to make it super creamy, but in my personal opinion, adding too much sour cream turns your guacamole from a true guac into an "avocado dip". Just my opinion. You'll notice that this recipe calls for just a small amount of mayonnaise, just three tablespoons, which really isn't enough to change the taste. It just adds a bit of creamy texture.
It may seem a bit odd to put mayonnaise in homemade guacamole, and I'll admit this recipe is by no means traditional! However, the purpose of t don't really taste the mayonnaise. It just makes the guacamole smooth and creamy, which I love!
For a vegan creamy homemade guacamole, use an egg-free vegan mayonnaise. And, along with being fresh, homemade and easy to prepare, all of the ingredients in this guacamole recipe are also gluten-free, so this can be a gluten-free vegan recipe if needed as well. However, I do recommend that you check the ingredients list on your chili powder, since gluten-containing additives can sometimes sneak into packaged spices when you wouldn't expect them to.
If you like avocados and guacamole as much as I do, which is to say, a whole heckuva lot, you might also want to try out this fried avocado tempura recipe for a real treat.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 tbsp. lime or lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. hot sauce
- 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1 glove garlic (minced)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Optional: fresh cilantro (chopped)
- Optional: 1 tomato (diced small)
- First place the ripe avocados in a medium sized bowl. Add the lime juice or lemon juice and mash the avocado and the lemon or lime juice together with a fork until the avocado is completely smooth. You can also use a mortar and a pestle for this, if you happen to have one.
- Next, mix in the chili powder, hot sauce, mayonnaise, minced garlic and the salt. Stir it all together very well until everything is completely smooth.
- Next, stir in the fresh chopped cilantro, and once that is combined, gently stir in the diced tomato last.
Recipe note: For an even creamier homemade guacamole, you could also make this using a food processor and adding a little bit of water or soy milk as needed to get the right texture.
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