This Homemade Guacamole and Chips recipe is a must-try for any lover of authentic guac. It’s rich and creamy, and there’s not a hint of mayo anywhere in the recipe. It’s just pure authentic Mexican goodness.
One of our favorite Mexican dishes is guac and chips. That’s right. More than tacos or tamales or fajitas or anything else, we love really good guacamole and chips, and we think our recipe is pretty darn fantastic. Give it a try!
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
- It’s a super simple recipe that even beginners can make.
- It’s loaded with authentic Mexican flavors that are perfect for any Mexican dinner or party.
It only takes a few ingredients to make this recipe, and all of them can be found at your local grocery store. Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact quantities.
For the Guacamole
- Avocados – ripened until soft
- Lime – juiced
- Garlic powder
- Roma tomato – diced
- Purple onion – diced
- Cilantro – chopped
For the Tortilla Chips
- Corn tortillas
- Vegetable oil
🔪 How to Make Homemade Guacamole and Chips
Making this guac is as easy as the trip to the grocery store you’ll make to get the ingredients. It all comes together in just a matter of minutes.
Step 1: Mash the Avocados
Cut the avocados in half and scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl. Mash with a fork or potato masher until the avocado is as chunky or as smooth as you prefer.
Step 2: Add the Remaining Ingredients
Add the juice of one lime, garlic powder, and salt. Stir well. Then, add the diced tomato, diced purple onion, and chopped fresh cilantro and mix until just blended. Taste and add more salt and garlic powder if necessary.
Step 3: Cut the Tortillas
Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges with a sharp knife.
Step 4: Fry
Heat 2 inches of oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees. Then, fry the tortilla wedges in small batches until lightly browned, flipping once during frying.
Step 5: Drain and Cool
Transfer the fried hips to a plate lined with paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Repeat until all tortillas are fried. Cool slightly or to room temperature and serve with the guac.
- Spicy – For a spicy kick, add diced jalapenos or red pepper flakes.
- Lime Juice – You can use lemon juice instead of lime juice.
- Paprika – For a bit of color and more flavor, sprinkle the tortilla chips with paprika.
- Garlic Powder – You can use 2 to 3 cloves of minced garlic in place of garlic powder.
If you love Mexican appetizers like guac and chips, then check out our easy taco cups.
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Fork or potato masher
- Large pot
- Paper towels
Refrigerate this guacamole for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.
- Mix your guac until all ingredients are just combined. Don’t overmix. You’ll turn it into mush.
- Be sure to place plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guac before sealing your container when storing it to prevent browning.
- Fry your tortillas in small batches so the oil stays hot.
- If you prefer to bake your tortillas, brush them with oil and bake at 350 until golden brown, flipping once.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Authentic guacamole is a simple dip made with avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and salt. It usually contains jalapenos but can be made without them for a mild version.
Many people add mayo to their guac to make it creamier and give it an extra zing.
If the guacamole is authentic, then it’s just as healthy. Authentic guacamole is a dip comprised entirely of vegetables and avocado fruit.
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Homemade Guacamole and Chips
- knife and cutting board
- large mixing bowl
- large pot or dutch oven
- plate lined with paper towels
- 6 medium avocados ripened until soft
- 1 lime juiced
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 roma tomato diced
- 1/3 cup purple onion diced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
Homemade Tortilla Chips
- 8 corn tortillas
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
- Salt to taste
- Cut the avocados in half and scoop into a medium mixing bowl. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the avocado until it’s to the consistency you like (very smooth or chunky).
- Add the juice of 1 lime, garlic powder, and salt; stir well.
- Add the diced tomato, diced purple onion, and chopped fresh cilantro and mix just until blended.
- Taste the guacamole and add more salt and garlic powder if desired.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Homemade Tortillas Chips
- Use a sharp knife to cut each tortilla into 8 wedges.
- Heat a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat and add the oil to 2-inches in depth. Heat the oil to 350F.
- Fry the tortilla wedges in small batches until lightly browned, flipping once during the frying. Remove and drain on paper towels, then sprinkle with salt. Repeat the process until all of the chips are fried.
- Cool the chips slightly before serving.