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Quick and Easy Guacamole Without Onion or Tomato

Indulge in the goodness of a homemade guacamole recipe without onions or tomato, a easy-to-make dip that’s full of fresh ingredients and can be prepared in under 5 minutes. In this simple guacamole recipe you’ll find no onion and no tomatoes, allowing the fresh flavours of the avocado to shine through.

A white bowl filled with guacamole and surrounded by coriander and lime wedges.

What Makes This Recipe Great!

  • Quick and Easy – With a speedy prep time, you can enjoy this delicious Mexican dip in less than 5 minutes, saving you time and effort.
  • Gentler on the Stomach – By omitting raw onion, this guacamole becomes easier to digest, making it a great recipe choice for those with sensitive stomachs.
  • 4 Ingredients Only – You can create fresh guacamole with only 4 simple ingredients and it’ll taste better than any shop-bought guacamole you can find.

This super quick and easy guacamole recipe requires just 4 main ingredients, and the best part is, there’s no cooking involved.

Don’t let the minimal ingredient list fool you – this simple recipe doesn’t compromise on taste. It bursts with fresh flavours, thanks to the vibrant combination of creamy avocados, zesty citrus, fresh cilantro (coriander) and a creamy texture.

This versatile dip is not only ideal for parties, game day and movie nights but also makes a fantastic accompaniment to BBQ spreads and Mexican recipes and a delicious addition to any meal. Try combining it with this delicious homemade nacho cheese sauce or using it as a filling for this tortilla wrap recipe. And, if you like refreshing sides, try this Fruity Coleslaw.

While this isn’t technically an authentic guacamole recipe, it tastes so much better than store-bought guacamole.


Equipment Needed To Make Guacamole Without Onion

  • Cutting Board: A sturdy surface for chopping and preparing the ingredients.
  • Knife: A sharp knife for cutting and dicing the avocados and other ingredients.
  • Pestle and Mortar: To crush the coriander and garlic, bringing out the flavour and creating the right consistency.
  • Fork or Potato Masher: A utensil for mashing the avocados to your desired consistency.
  • Food processor (optional): If you’d prefer to prepare this delicious dip using a food processor, you can. 
  • Citrus Juicer: Optional but helpful for juicing fresh lime or lemon for added flavour.
  • Bowl: To prepare and serve the Guacamole.
  • Spoon or Spatula: For mixing and serving the guacamole.
  • Plastic Wrap or Airtight Container: To cover and store the guacamole in the fridge.

Ingredients

A labelled photo of all the ingredients needed for this recipe.
  • Avocados: The most perfect avocados are ones that are soft and ripe. Choose fresh avocados for the best texture. Hard avocados can affect the consistency of your guacamole and make it harder to mash. You can use any type of Avocado you can buy, however, I find that Hass avocados are great for their creamy texture.
  • Fresh Coriander (Cilantro): Roughly chop the coriander leaves and mix them in. This versatile herb adds a depth of flavour to the dip. Save and freeze the coriander stalks for future use like in this Turkey Chilli recipe.
  • Minced Fresh Garlic: A small amount of minced garlic adds a kick of flavour to the guacamole.
  • Fresh Lime Juice: Add lime juice for its citrusy tones and to help maintain the vibrant green colour of the guacamole. You can substitute with lemon juice if desired, although the flavour will be slightly different.
  • Sea Salt (optional): Salt can enhance the flavours of the other ingredients, but it’s optional in this recipe. You can choose to omit it, especially if you’re making the guacamole suitable for the whole family, including small children.

Additions Variations and Substitutions

Additions:

  • Diced Tomatoes: For added freshness and texture, you can add diced tomatoes to your guacamole. They provide a juicy burst of flavour. Try adding Roma tomatoes or grape tomatoes.
  • Jalapenos: If you like some heat, finely chop jalapenos and add them to the guacamole. Adjust the amount according to your spice preference.
  • Red Onion: If you enjoy the flavour of onion but want to avoid white onion, you can finely chop red onion and add it to the guacamole for a milder onion taste. Alternatively, you can fry some finely sliced onion and let it cool completely before adding to the Guacamole. You can also use a pinch of onion powder too.
  • Corn: Roasted or grilled corn kernels can add a sweetness and crunch to your guacamole.
  • Black Pepper: Add in a little freshly ground black pepper to enhance the flavour.

Variations:

  • Spicy Guacamole: Increase the amount of minced garlic and add a pinch of cayenne pepper, chilli powder or a dash of hot sauce to make a spicier version of the guacamole.
  • Creamy Guacamole: For an extra creamy texture, mix in a spoonful of sour cream or Greek yogurt. This will add richness and a tangy flavour to the guacamole.
  • Chunky Guacamole: Instead of mashing the avocados completely, leave them slightly chunky for a more textured guacamole. Simply mash them with a fork until you reach the desired consistency.

Substitutions:

  • Lemon Juice: If you don’t have fresh lime juice, you can substitute it with lemon juice. The flavour will be slightly different, but still delicious.
  • Coriander Alternative: If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it with fresh parsley for a different herbal note.
  • Garlic Powder: If you don’t have fresh garlic cloves, you can use garlic powder as a substitute. Use a small amount and adjust to taste.

Step-By-Step Guide – How To Make Guacamole Without Onion or Tomato

Step 1: Preparing the Coriander Paste

  • Crush the fresh coriander leaves, garlic, and flaked sea salt (if using) in a pestle and mortar until they form a paste.
  • Set the paste aside.
There is cilantro in a pestle and mortar bowl with a hand preparing to add a whole garlic cloves.
Two hands are using a pestle and mortar to grind the fresh coriander and garlic into a paste.

Step 2: Preparing the Avocado

  • Halve the large avocados and remove the avocado pit form each one.
  • Transfer the avocado flesh to a bowl.

Step 3: Mashing the Avocado

  • Mash the avocado flesh to your desired texture, whether you prefer it chunky or smooth.
Two hands are using a spoon to scrap out the avocado flesh into a white bowl.
Two hand are using a masher to mash the avocado flesh.

Step 4: Incorporating the Flavours

  • Add the prepared coriander paste to the mashed avocado and stir thoroughly to infuse the flavours.
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice into the mixture and continue stirring until everything is well blended.

Step 5: Storing the Guacamole

  • Cover the guacamole and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Two hands are adding the herb paste into the mashed avocado with lime juice.
A hand is stirring all the Guacamole without onion ingredients using a gold spoon.

How to Keep Guacamole from Turning Brown.

The avocado flesh contains an enzyme that causes it to turn brown when exposed to air. While brown guacamole is still safe to eat, it may not look as appetising. Here are some tips to help keep your guacamole fresh and green:

  • Serve Fresh: For the best results, I recommend to prepare guacamole just before serving. This ensures it retains its vibrant green colour.
  • Immediate Covering: If you need to make guacamole ahead of time, cover it immediately after preparation. Although a simple container with a lid may not be enough to prevent browning as it allows air to come into contact with the surface.
  • Clingfilm / Plastic Wrap: Transfer the guacamole to a bowl and smooth the surface. Cover it tightly with a piece of plastic wrap, ensuring it directly touches the guacamole without any air bubbles or pockets. You can then place an additional lid or layer of clingfilm on top to secure it in place.
  • Water Method: Smooth the guacamole’s surface in a bowl as before. Pour a thin layer of cold water, about 1.5cm deep, over the guacamole. Cover the bowl with a lid and store it in the fridge. When ready to serve, carefully pour off the water and give the guacamole a good stir.
  • Lime Juice Method: Follow the same instructions as the water method, but instead of water, use a thin layer of lime juice to cover the guacamole. Lime juice adds a citrusy flavour and helps prevent browning.

It’s worth noting that leaving the avocado stone in the guacamole does not effectively prevent browning, as it only protects the guacamole directly beneath it.


FAQ

Why has my guacamole turned brown?

Avocado flesh will turn brown when in contact with oxygen due to an enzyme present in it. It will still taste good but may not be visually pleasing. To avoid this, cover the guacamole as soon as it is made avoiding any air pockets making contact with the guacamole.

Can I make guacamole with lemon instead of lime?

Yes you can. There is a slight taste difference between lemon and lime, but lemon will still add a fresh, citrus flavour to guacamole if you wish to substitute it.


Pro Tips and Guidance

  • Squeeze the lime juice at room temperature: To maximize the juice yield, allow the lime to reach room temperature before squeezing. Cold limes straight from the fridge yield less juice, so let them sit for a while to release their full flavour.
  • Keep it green: After preparing your no onion guacamole, the best way to prevent it from turning brown by following these tips: Cover the guacamole tightly with clingfilm, pressing it directly onto the surface to minimize air exposure. Alternatively, place a layer of water or a squeeze of lime juice on top of the guacamole before covering it. This helps create a protective barrier and maintains its vibrant green colour.
  • Save the coriander stalks: Since this recipe only uses coriander leaves, save the stalks for future use. Place them in an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. They can be used to flavour stocks, soups, or stir-fries later.
  • Use a pestle and mortar for best results: For the best flavour, use a pestle and mortar to crush the garlic, coriander leaves, and salt (if using) together, forming a paste. This method helps release the oils and aromas, enhancing the overall taste of the guacamole. If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, you can use a blender by adding a little lime juice to aid in blending the ingredients into a paste.
  • Customise the flavours: Don’t be afraid to experiment with additional ingredients to customise your guacamole.
Overhead shot of Guacamole in a white bowl on a bed of coriander, lime wedges and garlic bulbs.

Serving Suggestions

  • Classic Snack: Serve this no-onion guacamole recipe at a party alongside a big bowl of tortilla chips and a cheese dip. The creamy texture and flavourful taste of guacamole make it the perfect dip for crunchy tortilla chips.
  • Chilli Topping: Enhance your Turkey Chili Con Carne by topping it with a generous dollop of guacamole. The creamy avocado and zesty flavours of the guacamole complement the savoury and spicy chili, creating a delicious combination for movie night or a cosy dinner.
  • Toast Topping: Spread guacamole without onion on a slice of toasted bread or baguette for a tasty and satisfying lunchtime snack. Add some sliced tomatoes, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, or even a fried egg to create different flavour variations of avocado toast.
  • Potato Chip Dip: Serve guacamole without tomatoes or onions with homemade potato chips or even store-bought ones. The creamy and tangy guacamole pairs perfectly with the crispy chips, making it an irresistible snack option for gatherings or a movie night at home.
  • Burger or Wrap Filling: Use this no onion guacamole recipe as a filling for burgers like this Spicy Butterfly Burger, Nacho Burger or wraps on a taco Tuesday. Slather it on your favourite burger patty or spread it on a tortilla before adding grilled chicken, crispy bacon, lettuce, and other desired toppings. The avocado dip adds a refreshing flavour to the overall taste.

Front view of the Guacamole without onion in a white bowl, sitting on a bed of coriander leaves.

Storage

  • Chill promptly: Place any leftover guacamole in an airtight container and refrigerate it as soon as possible. The cooler temperature slows down the oxidation process and helps keep it fresh.
  • Use lemon or lime juice: Before chilling, squeeze a little lemon or lime juice over the surface of the guacamole. The acidity acts as a natural preservative and helps prevent browning.
  • Press down clingfilm: When storing guacamole in a container, press a layer of clingfilm directly onto the surface, ensuring there is minimal contact with air. This helps create a barrier and reduces oxidation.
  • Store in the coldest part: Place the sealed container of guacamole in the coldest part of your fridge, such as the bottom shelf or the vegetable crisper drawer.
  • Consume within a few days: Guacamole is best enjoyed fresh, so try to consume it within 1-2 days or at the very most 2-3 days of preparation. As time passes, the flavour and texture may change.

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The Best Simple Guacamole Without Onion or Tomato

5 from 37 votes
A healthy and delicious recipe that is full of fresh flavour. This 4-ingredient guacamole recipe is quick to prepare, easily scaled up or down and great for those with a more sensitive stomach due to the occlusion of raw onion. Serve it with your favourite tortilla chips or spread it on toast for a healthy lunch or snack.
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Course: Appetizer, dip, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Large Avocados
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp Flaked Sea Salt, optional
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice

Instructions

  • In a pestle and mortar, pound together the fresh coriander leaves, garlic, and flaked sea salt (if using) to create a paste. Set the paste aside.
  • Cut the large avocados in half and remove the stones.
  • Scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl.
  • Mash the avocado flesh until you achieve your desired consistency, whether you prefer a chunky or smooth texture.
  • Add the prepared paste to the mashed avocado and stir well to incorporate the flavours.
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice into the mixture and continue stirring until everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Cover the guacamole and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

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Recipe Notes

 
  • Squeeze lime juice at room temperature for maximum yield.
  • Keep guacamole green by tightly covering it with clingfilm or adding a layer of water/lime juice on top.
  • Save coriander stalks for future use by freezing them.
  • Use a pestle and mortar or blender for optimal flavour.
  • Customise the flavours to your liking.
  • Can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.
 

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 997mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

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