Easy Vegan Avocado Crema

Look out tacos and enchiladas, there’s a new condiment in town! This avocado crema is SO delicious and endlessly versatile! We’ve been enjoying it for years and decided it needed its own dedicated space on the blog. With a few tweaks to maximize flavor…

Easy Vegan Avocado Crema

Look out tacos and enchiladas, there’s a new condiment in town! This avocado crema is SO delicious and endlessly versatile! We’ve been enjoying it for years and decided it needed its own dedicated space on the blog. With a few tweaks to maximize flavor and ensure success every time, it’s here!

This crema is bright, fresh, perfectly rich and creamy, and plant-based, too! Bonus points?

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Vegan “Eggs” Benedict (30 Minutes!)

We just shared recipes for English muffins and vegan hollandaise sauce, so the only reasonable thing to do next? “Eggs” Benedict!
If you’re into avocado toast and creamy sauces or you’re missing Eggs Benedict in your egg-free life, th…

Vegan “Eggs” Benedict (30 Minutes!)

We just shared recipes for English muffins and vegan hollandaise sauce, so the only reasonable thing to do next? “Eggs” Benedict!

If you’re into avocado toast and creamy sauces or you’re missing Eggs Benedict in your egg-free life, this is the dish for you! With just 30 minutes required, it’s perfect for lazy weekend mornings, brunch (hello, Mother’s Day), and beyond. Let us show you how it’s done!

Origin of Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict has been winning a spot on restaurant breakfast menus since the 1800s.

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Avocado Sauce

Avocados are in my top 5 foods of all-time. They make everything better. I love adding them to salads, sandwiches, tacos, and more! And of course, I love guacamole and avocado toast. Avocados are the BEST! I also love using avocados to make this simple…

Avocados are in my top 5 foods of all-time. They make everything better. I love adding them to salads, sandwiches, tacos, and more! And of course, I love guacamole and avocado toast. Avocados are the BEST! I also love using avocados to make this simple Avocado Sauce. The sauce is creamy, smooth, and made with…

Guacamole

The fresh flavor of homemade guacamole can’t be beat! This simple avocado dip is creamy, zesty, and so deliciously fresh.

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Chips and guac are my weakness. Like, just give me that as a meal because I don’t want anything else. 😅 But guacamole at restaurants is expensive and buying a container of pre-made guacamole at the store is usually not very delish. So when that guac craving hits, I’ve got to whip up a batch myself. Homemade guacamole only takes a few minutes to make and the fresh flavor is so good. Plus, I love using it to top just about everything else I eat, so it never goes to waste.

overhead view of a bowl of guacamole surrounded by chips.

What’s in Guacamole?

Guacamole is a Mexican dip or condiment made with mashed avocados. In its most simple form, it just has mashed avocado and salt, but many recipes include additional ingredients. I love the traditional combo of lime to brighten the creamy mixture, cilantro for freshness, jalapeño for a spicy kick, and a little tomato and onion for color and texture.

What Else Can I Add to Guacamole?

There are so many fun ingredients that you can add into guacamole. If you want to get a little funky with your guac, here are a few ideas:

  • Pineapple
  • Tajín
  • Roasted corn
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic (fresh or roasted)
  • Chipotles
  • Mango
  • Bacon
  • Cotija cheese
  • Radishes

How to Store Guacamole

IF you happen to have leftovers, here’s how you can store them without the guacamole turning brown. Guacamole turns brown when exposed to oxygen, similar to apples or bananas. So, to prevent this simply eliminate the exposure to oxygen. Transfer your guacamole to an air-tight food storage container, then place an extra layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole, making sure there are no air bubbles trapped under the plastic. Seal the container and refrigerate for 4-5 days.

How to Use Guacamole

If you do happen to have som guac left over, here are some ways that I love to use it:

close up side view of a bowl full of guacamole.
close up of guacamole in the bowl with a chip.

Guacamole

The fresh flavor of homemade guacamole can't be beat! This simple avocado dip is creamy, zesty, and so deliciously fresh.
Course Appetizer, condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Total Cost $6.70 recipe / $0.67 serving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 ¼ cup each
Calories 101kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh lime (2 Tbsp juice) $0.89
  • 2 Roma tomatoes $0.44
  • 1 jalapeño $0.09
  • 1/4 red onion $0.11
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro $0.15
  • 3 medium avocados (or 4 small) $5.00
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02

Instructions

  • Prepare the guacamole add-ins first. Juice the lime. Finely dice the tomatoes, jalapeño (remove seeds), and red onion. Roughly chop the cilantro.
  • Remove the peels and pits from the avocados. Place the avocados in a bowl, then mash them with a fork.
  • Add the diced tomato, onion, and jalapeño to the mashed avocados, along with the chopped cilantro, about 1 Tbsp of lime juice and ¼ tsp salt.
  • Stir the ingredients together, then taste the guacamole. Add more lime and salt to your liking. I usually end up adding about 2 Tbsp lime juice and ½ tsp salt total. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 121mg | Fiber: 4g
Close up of guacamole on a chip.

How to Make Guacamole – Step by Step Photos

Guacamole ingredients.

For this simple version of guacamole you’ll need 3-4 avocados (mine were small, so I used four), 2 Roma tomatoes, 1 jalapeño, 1 lime, ¼ red onion, ½ tsp salt, and a couple tablespoons of chopped cilantro.

Chopped vegetables on a cutting board with a bowl of lime juice.

Prep all the add-ins first. Finely dice the tomatoes, red onion, and jalapeño. Roughly chop the cilantro, and juice the lime.

Peeled and seeded avocados in a bowl.

Remove the peels and pits from the avocados, then place them in a bowl.

Mashed avocado in a bowl.

Mash the avocados. Leave them a little chunky or mash them completely smooth. It’s up to you. I like them a little chunky.

Other ingredients added to the mashed avocado in the bowl.

To the mashed avocado add the diced tomato, diced red onion, diced jalapeño, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Start with about 1 Tbsp lime juice and ¼ tsp salt, then add more after tasting.

Mixed guacamole in the bowl.

Mix everything together well, then give it a taste and adjust the salt and lime to your liking. I usually end up using about 2 Tbsp lime juice and ½ tsp salt total.

Guacamole in a bowl with plastic wrap for storage.

To store your leftover guacamole without it turning brown, make sure to add a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole. Press out as many of the air bubbles as possible to prevent browning. Seal the container closed and keep for 4-5 days, refrigerated.

close up of guacamole in the bowl with a chip.

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Breakfast Nachos

We love making nachos (chicken, veggie, black bean) for game day, snack time, dinner time, and sometimes even breakfast time. That’s right, Breakfast Nachos are SO good! Why not start your days with one of the best creations of all time? These ar…

We love making nachos (chicken, veggie, black bean) for game day, snack time, dinner time, and sometimes even breakfast time. That’s right, Breakfast Nachos are SO good! Why not start your days with one of the best creations of all time? These aren’t just any breakfast nachos, these are the ultimate breakfast nachos. I am…

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

This fresh strawberry spinach salad recipe is tossed with creamy avocado, toasted almonds, your choice of cheese and a honey-sweetened poppyseed dressing. Forever and always one of my favorite salads to make this time of year. ♡ I first shared this strawberry spinach salad recipe here on Gimme Some Oven nearly a decade ago, but […]

This fresh strawberry spinach salad recipe is tossed with creamy avocado, toasted almonds, your choice of cheese and a honey-sweetened poppyseed dressing.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Forever and always one of my favorite salads to make this time of year. ♡

I first shared this strawberry spinach salad recipe here on Gimme Some Oven nearly a decade ago, but it’s one of those classics that I’m certain I will be making for decades and decades to come. Made with loads of fresh strawberries, tender baby spinach, creamy avocado, toasted almonds, paper-thin red onions, crumbled blue cheese (or goat or feta), and my favorite lightly-sweetened honey poppyseed dressing, this salad is always the first recipe I want to make each spring when juicy ripe red strawberries come back in season. And it always tastes like such a treat.

Feel free, of course, to sub in your preferred kind of greens, nuts (or seeds), and cheese. And if you want to add in some protein, grilled chicken, shrimp or bacon are always delicious options.

So grab a pint of the ripe strawberries while they’re in season, and let’s make this gorgeous salad together! (more…)

Grated Egg Avocado Asparagus Salad

Have you tried the grated egg avocado toast trend? I have and I think it is worth the hype. In fact, I loved it so much I created a salad inspired by the famous avocado toast. This Grated Egg Avocado Asparagus Salad is my new favorite spring salad. It …

Have you tried the grated egg avocado toast trend? I have and I think it is worth the hype. In fact, I loved it so much I created a salad inspired by the famous avocado toast. This Grated Egg Avocado Asparagus Salad is my new favorite spring salad. It starts with roasted asparagus, which is…

Rice Paper Sushi without Seaweed or Fish

Nori sheets give the umami flavor to sushi. However, if you don’t like the taste of seaweed, this rice paper sushi recipe will be perfect for you. They are filled with mango, avocado, and roasted red pepper slices, drizzled with creamy wasabi may…

Nori sheets give the umami flavor to sushi. However, if you don’t like the taste of seaweed, this rice paper sushi recipe will be perfect for you. They are filled with mango, avocado, and roasted red pepper slices, drizzled with creamy wasabi mayonnaise and sprinkled with black sesame seeds. This recipe is not the only...

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Vegetarian Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme

Skip the drive thru line, and learn how to make this copycat Taco Bell Vegetarian Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme! This vegan crunchwrap is loaded with black beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and more.  In fact, this crunchwrap is much tastier than th…

Skip the drive thru line, and learn how to make this copycat Taco Bell Vegetarian Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme! This vegan crunchwrap is loaded with black beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and more.  In fact, this crunchwrap is much tastier than the ones at Taco Bell since it's made with fresh, crisp ingredients. Try it out...

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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

This delicious new recipe was a reader request, and since we love Instant Pot meals, it needed to happen! Our inspired version of this traditional Mexican dish is easy to prepare and nutrient-packed — but with all the classic flavors you know and love….

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

This delicious new recipe was a reader request, and since we love Instant Pot meals, it needed to happen! Our inspired version of this traditional Mexican dish is easy to prepare and nutrient-packed — but with all the classic flavors you know and love. It’s smoky, spicy, perfectly brothy, and undeniably comforting! 

With just 1 pot required, this soup comes together in no time but is incredibly flavorful, not to mention satisfying and nourishing!

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