Vegan guacamole loaded with cilantro and lime juice! Honestly the best guac you will ever taste, and it also happens to be 100% vegan, gluten-free, and low-carb. You’re welcome.
Vegan Guacamole with Cilantro & Lime
I “didn’t like” avocados before I met my hubby, because apparently I was uncultured and insane. He loves them, and now I can’t understand how I didn’t always love them too. Despite the trend of avocado toast, our favourite avocado dish is still vegan guacamole!
I find store-bought guacamole is usually overpriced and mediocre at best. It’s mainly mashed avocados, spices, and often contains a lot of cheap fatty fillers like mayo or oil so they don’t have to use as much actual avocado, which is more expensive. If you’re vegan or have any dairy allergies/lactose sensitivities, you have to read these labels carefully.
Because avocados can be a bit expensive where I live, especially out of season, I find the best deal (and actually the best quality avocados, too) can be found at Costco. I can usually get a bag of 6 large avocados for about $8.
After a few years of enjoying the shit out of avocados and incorporating them into tons of my dishes, I’ve honed what I think is a damn amazing vegan guacamole recipe. I’ve been asked for this recipe loads of times, and now I want to share it with YOU!
Normally I put garlic in almost everything but I find this vegan guacamole is one of the few dishes I make that doesn’t need it. I used to include it, and fairly recently swapped it out for red onion instead, which was a Totally Boss Move and has sealed the deal on this final version of the recipe. I load mine with cilantro, so if you aren’t a fan, you can omit it or reduce the amount. But if you DO love cilantro, pack it full! Along with a generous dose of lime juice, I find the intensity of the cilantro is what really makes this recipe shine!
You can use this vegan guacamole on everything from burritos to burgers, and we love it as a dip for my Pita Chips, too. If there’s any left in the bowl I have no shame whatsoever and will totally just scarf it with a spoon. I’d probably take an IV drip of this stuff right into my veins if that were an option. (Is that an option?!)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
What you’ll need:
2 large avocados, pitted and peeled – $3.33
1 large hothouse or 2 medium roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped (get as much juice out of your tomato as you can to prevent the guacamole from getting runny) – .50 in winter, waaaay cheaper in summer. I’ll call it $.25
Juice of 2 large limes (about 3-4 tbsp) – we like ours really limey but if you’re not as lime-crazy as I am, cut it back to 1 lime – .40 cents
1/4 cup red onion, diced – .10 cents
5 tbsp chopped cilantro (be more generous if you love cilantro) – .20 cents
1/4 tsp salt – trace
Ground fresh pepper to taste – trace
A pinch (an itty bitty pinch!) of cumin. Just introduce the guacamole to the cumin. Let the cumin blow gently into the guac’s ear like a summer breeze…
What you do:
Super easy. Fun to do with kids, too. They’ll like the mashing part! 😉
1) In a medium-sized bowl, mash the avocados with a fork until no big clumps remain.
2) Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring a bit after adding each ingredient to ensure it gets mixed well.
3) Stuff it in your face using some vehicle like a burger or tortilla chips. Or just a spoon will work, too.
It will keep in the fridge for a day or two, just make sure it’s in a well-sealed container. The lime juice helps prevent it from browning but if it does start to brown on day 2, just give it a stir. It will still taste just as delicious.
Makes about 7 servings (1/3 cup per serving)
Total cost: $4.28
Cost per serving: .61 cents
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