This easy and healthy guacamole is loaded with black beans, corn kernels, diced tomatoes, diced red onions, chopped cilantro, and, of course, its star ingredient: avocados! Use freshly squeezed lime juice to season it. Perfect appetizer for Spring and Summer! Fresh, healthy, gluten free recipe.
Take your guacamole game to the next level! Make the homemade guacamole without the mix!
This is my favorite and the best homemade Guacamole I ever tried, made completely from scratch, seasoned with the natural seasonings, such as freshly squeezed lime juice and cilantro - SO EASY-TO-MAKE, HEALTHY AND REFRESHING! Made without a guacamole mix, just using the natural ingredients.
Because it's a loaded guacamole, the ingredient list is bit longer than usual but still very manageable and so worth it! So here it goes:
Homemade Guacamole Ingredients
- ripe avocados, seeded scooped from peel, and diced
- freshly squeezed lime juice
- black beans from the can, drained and rinsed
- corn kernels
- Roma tomato, diced
- red onion, diced
- chopped cilantro
- salt, to taste
How to make guacamole
- First, mash ripe avocados with the fork, mix in the freshly squeezed lime juice and toss everything well to combine.
- Then, add all the "add-ons": black beans (drained and rinsed), corn, diced tomatoes, diced onion, and chopped cilantro. Toss to combine. Add salt to taste.
That's it! Your homemade guacamole is ready! It's a great Summer appetizer and snack. I have also used guacamole for breakfast, such as in this breakfast flank steak and eggs with guacamole recipe.
Is guacamole healthy?
If you make homemade guacamole completely from scratch, using natural ingredients, it's a healthy food (when used in moderation). It is not low fat food, but avocados are packed with healthy fats that you want to consume in moderation. So yes, make that guacamole from scratch and enjoy it as a healthy snack!
Are avocados good for you?
Avocados are low in sugar and can provide you with vitamins, such as Vitamin C. They are also high in monounsaturated fats which are good for you! Of course, moderation is key in eating everything. Here is a great article on the benefits of avocados.
Tips for making homemade guacamole
- Use ripe avocados. Check the avocados for ripeness: press on the outside of avocado with your fingers - there should be a little softness (but not too much) when avocado is ripe. If you bought unripened avocados, store them at room temperature until they ripen which can take several days. So make sure to purchase ripe avocados or plan accordingly.
- If you want to make guacamole spicy, add pressed garlic (about 2 cloves) and/or cayenne pepper, and mix everything well.
- Don't load up your homemade guacamole with sodium, instead use the natural seasonings, such as fresh lime juice and cilantro, and only then add just a touch of salt.
- Use only freshly squeezed lime juice. It tastes so good! Start with half the lime of freshly squeezed lime juice. Add more if needed.
- Use just the right amount of salt. Don't over salt the guacamole but don't under salt it either. Salt always helps bring out the flavors which is really true with guacamole.
- Make guacamole right before serving. Don't let it sit or it will start brown pretty quickly.
Best guacamole chips
- Tortilla chips are classic and the best!
- You can also enjoy guacamole with vegetable chips, such as beet chips, sweet potato chips, other root vegetable chips.
Homemade guacamole is pretty easy to make, and I think you'll really like this "loaded" version: it has just the right amount of everything: the tomato, some black beans, corn, and red onions, plus cilantro and lime juice.
Main dishes that go well with guacamole
Other recipes that use avocados
Since avocado is the star ingredient of guacamole, here are some other recipes that feature avocados that you might enjoy:
Loaded Homemade Guacamole
- Mash avocados with the fork, squeeze the juice out of a half the lime and mix to combine.
- Add black beans (drained and rinsed), corn, diced tomatoes, diced onion, and chopped cilantro - toss to combine. Add salt to taste.
- Serve with extra cilantro on top, along with tortilla chips.
The nutritional information on this website is only an estimate and is provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. It should not be used as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
The recipe was originally published on June 2, 2016 and republished with updates, cooking tips in June 2018.