Nothing quite beats fresh homemade guacamole. And whipping it up in the Thermomix makes this such a quick and easy recipe too. Serve with veggie sticks, corn chips or tortilla chips. Alternatively you can add it to things such as burritos, nachos or fajitas.
Although this recipe is for making the guacamole in the Thermomix. You can also make it in a food processor, or even just by hand. For making a guac by hand, see our Chunky Guacamole recipe.
What You'll Need
- Avocado - Using creamy ripe avocados is essential for making a great guacamole. Hass avocados are the best for this, due to their higher oil content. Avocados are high in 'good fats' with 60 per cent of this being monounsaturated fats, which research suggests helps to protect against heart disease as well as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. They are also an excellent source of potassium, folate and fibre, all of which benefit the heart and cardiovascular system. Need any more reasons to dive in to this recipe?
- Fresh Cilantro (Coriander) - A really important ingredient when making a good guac. And it's very common in Mexican cuisine. So try not to skip it unless you're one of the unfortunate few that have the gene that makes this taste like soap. You have my sympathies if so!
- Garlic - The health benefits of garlic are abundant. It can help lower cholesterol. And it is also a fantastic immunity booster. It also gives the guacamole a lovely, lightly spicy undertone. If you prefer to not have the spice that raw garlic gives, you can use roasted garlic instead.
- Lime - Not only does this delay the avocado turning brown, the acidity also helps to balance the richness of the avocados. Again, limes are another common ingredient used in Mexican cuisine. You can however use lemon here instead if you don't have limes in your kitchen.
- Red Onion - Preferable to using other types of onion as they have just the right balance of sweetness and strength.
- Salt & Pepper - Always down to personal preference this one. Adding a pinch of salt, and a pinch of ground black pepper can make all the difference. The quantities we have suggested are for what we consider to be optimum seasoning of the Guacamole. But you do you.
- Tomatoes - We use cherry tomatoes as they have a sweeter taste. This works really well with the other flavours and allows them to shine and play their part perfectly in the finished guac. Using diced plum tomato would also work really well.
For quantities, see the recipe card below.
- Chopping Board
- Kitchen Knife
How to make it
- Step 1: Peel and quarter the onion, cut the avocado flesh into chunks, crush or roughly chop the peeled garlic, and juice the lime.
- Step2: Put the onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper into the Thermomix bowl.
- Step 3: Blend on level 4.5 for 5 seconds.
- Step 4: Using your spatula, scrape down the contents of the bowl back towards the blades.
- Step 5: Add the tomatoes to the ingredients already in the bowl.
- Step 6: Blend on level 4.5 for 3 seconds.
- Step 7: Scrape down the contents of the bowl towards the blades again.
- Step 8: Add the avocado to the rest of the ingredients in the bowl.
- Step 9: Blend for one final time on level 4.5 for 3 seconds.
- Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!
Substitutions & Variations.
We make this without added chili, out of preference and also to keep it a toddler friendly guacamole. Our children have no issues with the slight spice from the raw garlic because they're had spice from a young age. If your little ones are more sensitive to spice, simply swap the garlic clove for ¼ teaspoon garlic granules.
If you do want it with chili, to keep the balance, we recommend trying it with a de-seeded, chopped, jalapeño or other green chili. Add this at the same time as the red onion. The amount you add varies greatly with what level of spice you can handle. My advice would be to add in a small amount first, and then finish the guacamole with a few extra thin slices of chili on top once served.
Avocado is a fruit that doesn't typically freeze well unless blended with other ingredients in an ice cream or similar. For this reason we would not recommend freezing this guacamole.
If you're in the US then fresh coriander is more commonly known as cilantro.
When storing any leftovers, lay a few thin slices of lime on top of it, and keep it stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Avocado flesh inherently goes brown once exposed to the air. The combination of the citric acid in the lime slices and the restriction of air help to extend the length of time that it will retain its colour for.
Guacamole is healthy because it contains only unprocessed whole foods, including fats that are good for you. It is also naturally plant based.
This guacamole will keep in the fridge for a 2-3 days in an airtight container.
If you want to keep any stored guacamole looking as vibrant as possible when it comes back out of the fridge, lay a few thin slices of lime on top of it and keep it stored in an airtight container. This helps to prevent the avocado from browning so quickly.
Other Recipes you might like to try
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The Best Thermomix Guacamole Recipe
- 1 Chopping Board
- 1 Kitchen knife
- 3 small Avocados (or 2 large)
- 1 small Red Onion
- 2 cloves of Garlic (2 medium or 1 large)
- 6 Cherry Tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 handful Fresh Coriander (Cilantro)
- 1 Lime (juice of)
- Peel and quarter the red onion.1 small Red Onion
- Peel and roughly chop the garlic.2 cloves of Garlic
- Juice the lime.1 Lime
- Halve the avocados, remove the stones and skins and then cut each half into four pieces.3 small Avocados
- Put the quartered onion, chopped garlic, fresh coriander, lime juice, salt and pepper in the Thermomix jug.½ teaspoon Salt, ½ teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 handful Fresh Coriander
- Blend on level 4.5 for 5 seconds.
- Scrape down the contents of the jug, back towards the blades.
- Add the tomatoes to the other ingredients in the jug.6 Cherry Tomatoes
- Blend on level 4.5 for 3 seconds.
- Scrape down the contents of the jug towards the blades again.
- Add the chunks of avocado to the other ingredients in the jug.
- Blend on level 4.5 for a final 3 seconds.
- If you want to keep any stored Guacamole looking as vibrant as possible when it comes back out of the fridge, lay a few thin slices of lime on top of it and keep it stored in an airtight container when you put it away. This helps to prevent the Avocado from blackening so quickly.
- We make this Guacamole without Chilli. If you do want to add Chilli, add a single de-seeded, chopped, small Jalapeño. You would add this at the same time as the Red Onion. This would give it a nice warm glow, without overpowering the other flavours and upsetting the balance.