Craving guacamole without Tomatoes? We got you! If you’re the person who loves guacamole but scoops around the tomatoes to enjoy it, you’re going to absolutely love this guacamole without tomatoes recipe!
We’ve all been there – you love everything in a recipe except that one ingredient that turns you away. This is a great recipe for those who aren’t fans of tomatoes but are looking to enjoy a tasty guacamole dip.
This guacamole recipe is easy to follow, a breeze to make, and something the whole family can enjoy!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Sometimes you’re craving restaurant quality food, but without the motivation or budget to get up and drive to the restaurant itself! This guacamole without tomato is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients and less than 20 minutes to prepare.
It makes a great appetizer to serve at parties and can be a huge hit during those summer bashes when everyone loves snacking on chips and dip.
This is also a great healthy snack to pack for yourself and your family for lunches during the week!
- Avocados – The basis of all guacamole recipes! Look for ripe avocados in store if making the same day, or store unripe avocados in a brown paper bag for a few days until ready to make (this ripens them more quickly!)
- Shallot – Milder with a more distinct flavor than onions, shallots are perfect for guacamole. Diced red onions can be substituted if necessary, but give shallots a try if you can!
- Cilantro – Adds freshness to guac
- Jalapeno pepper – provides a bit of heat to your guacamole. Add in extra jalapeno seeds for extra heat!
- Lime – Adds brightness to the guac – do not skip the lime! The acid is essential for ultimate flavor.
How to Make Guacamole Without Tomatoes
1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and spoon out the flesh from each half into a medium bowl.
2. Mash with a fork until mostly smooth but still slightly chunky and textured.
3. Add the remaining shallots, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, salt, and black pepper. Stir until well combined.
4. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
5. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, tacos, nachos, a variety of vegetables or your favorite dippers. Enjoy!
What to Dip in Guacamole
Tortilla chips are our favorite dipper of choice for guacamole without tomatoes, however, these dippers also work well.
- Pita chips
- Veggie chips
- Bell peppers
- Baby carrots
Tips for Making Guacamole Without Tomatoes
1. Use ripe avocados that are slightly soft to the touch, but not too mushy.
2. Be sure to add enough salt and lime juice – these ingredients will help to enhance all the flavors in your guacamole without tomatoes.
3. Don’t mix all the texture away in your guacamole without tomatoes – since this guacamole has no tomatoes, leave some chunks of avocado for texture. This will make your guacamole more dippable!
4. Serve your guacamole immediately, or store it in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface to prevent discoloration.
5. For added heat, add the seeds you saved from the jalapeno.
What type of avocado is best for guacamole?
The Hass avocados are the most popular variety for making guacamole, as they have a creamy texture and nutty flavor.
Can I make guacamole ahead of time?
Yes, you can make guacamole several hours or up to a day in advance, however, it’s not ideal as the guacamole can start to brown, even when covered in plastic wrap and added lime. If possible, make your guacamole as close as possible to its serving time.
How To Store Guacamole?
Store guacamole covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator. The plastic wrap directly touching the surface of the guacamole will help minimize discoloration. Guacamole can be stored for 1-2 days in the refrigerator but is best eaten on the same day it’s freshly made. Alternatively, store guac in an airtight container. We love these glass containers with locking lids for storing dips! Mix well before re-serving.
Can I Freeze Guacamole?
While you can freeze guacamole, the texture and flavor of the avocado will change when it’s thawed. We recommend making and eating guacamole on the same day for the best taste and texture. If you do decide to freeze guacamole, place it in a freezer bag and remove as much air as possible before storing. Thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.
How do I keep guacamole from turning brown?
Guacamole can discolor when exposed to air, so one of the best ways to prevent this is to press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole. You can also add a little extra lime juice to help keep the guacamole from discoloring.
Other Mexican-Inspired Dips You Might Enjoy
Guacamole Without Tomatoes
- 3 ripe avocados, Hass preferred
- 1 small shallot, finely diced
- 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and finely diced save some seeds for added heat
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and spoon out the flesh from each half into a medium bowl.
- Mash with a fork until mostly smooth but still slightly chunky and textured.
- Add the remaining shallots, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, salt, and black pepper. Stir until well combined.
- Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
- Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, tacos, nachos, a variety of vegetables or your favorite dippers. Enjoy!