When I first became vegan I would say that my variety wasn’t exactly something to be proud of – unless you were talking about meat. The only guacamole I ever had was from Sainsbury’s with Doritos (which is also an accidentally vegan snack).
Then as I went deeper into the lifestyle I started trying new foods and guacamole soon became something that grew on me. Even better still, as the nature of the ingredients are so simple to source, I put together a quick, homemade, easy vegan guacamole recipe.
Is guacamole vegan?
Guacamole is a traditional Mexican recipe; traditionally made up of 4 ingredients: Avocado, Tomatoes, Olive Oil and Lemon or Lime Juice, all naturally vegan.
A lot of Mexican recipes are vegan friendly, it’s just the world puts so much focus on Chorizo, Chicken and Cheese. they forget the real beauty behind Mexican cuisine; Which is the aromatic spices that make the Mexican reputation of food what it is.
My take is a little less traditional considering the original recipe does not use a food processor and instead combines chopped tomatoes, mashed avocado and finely chopped red onion, but all due respect to the legacy who brought guacamole to the world.
I actually prefer it chunky, that’s why I use a food processor and not a blender.
Easy vegan guacamole dip
This simple vegan guacamole only calls for 7 main ingredients for the bulk of the dip, being avocados, cherry tomatoes, red onion, coriander, garlic, olive oil and lime juice. As well as a pinch of salt, pepper and cumin to my own personal taste.
This recipe is part of the basics and student friendly recipe collection, as this can literally be whipped up mid-week in 10 minutes. All you need is a food processor, but you can even make do with a blender if you just pulse it.
What does guacamole go well with?
Guacamole has its infamous reputation as a dip, and does go well with nachos and crisps in general. sliced up veggies like bell peppers or cucumber, It also goes great in sandwiches, as a general dip on the side for an extra nutritional boost, and pairs perfectly with some Mexican black beans and wrap recipes.
Whenever I make guacamole I make myself a batch for the day and have it on the side of a meal or two, just like how I do with my vegan hummus. It’s got a subtle, mild taste, so pairs well with spicier foods, and bold flavours.
How long can guacamole keep for?
Homemade guacamole typically lasts only 2 days max in the fridge. You can tell the guacamole isn’t good anymore by the brown liquid pooling up and the green fading to a more brown-ish hue.