This guacamole without onion is fresh, simple, and only requires a few ingredients. Make this dip for your next party or spoon on top of tacos to take dinner to the next level!Jump to Recipe
Everyone is going to love this onion free guacamole. The prep time to make this is less than 10 minutes. If you're on a diet don't shy away from this recipe. It's a gluten free, super simple, dairy free guacamole that is kid friendly and simple.
- Why You’ll Love this Easy Guacamole Recipe without Onion
- Ingredients to make Guacamole without Onion
- How to Choose the Best Ripe Avocados
- Why Make Guacamole without Onion?
- How to Make Guacamole without Onion
- How to Eat Guacamole without Onion
- How Long is Guacamole without Onion Good for?
- How to Make Guacamole Last Longer
- Easy Guacamole without Onion
Why You’ll Love this Easy Guacamole Recipe without Onion
- It’s a healthy dip that’s kid friendly! Most kids I know love avocados, when you turn it into a dip like this one and pair it with chips or veggies you’ve got yourself a delicious snack that’s great for the little ones. Plus it’s so healthy and refreshing!
- It’s great for game day. Now that football season is here, this dip is perfect for a crowd.
- You only need a few fresh ingredients and minimal time to make the guacamole without onion
- Not a huge fan of onion? This recipe is for you. The guacamole has no onion and you won’t even miss it.
Ingredients to make Guacamole without Onion
The ingredients to make the guacamole are simple and fresh. You don't need to grab a cart full of things from your local grocery store because this recipe only requires 7 ingredients and onion is not one of them.
Avocados - look for firm but not too firm, more on this later
Roma Tomato - not as juicy as other types of tomatoes making it a great mix in. If you don’t like tomatoes you can leave them out
Garlic - fresh and minced, garlic powder will not do in this recipe.
Lemon Juice - to brighten up the flavor, fresh lime juice can be substituted
Cumin - this takes the guacamole to the next level
Salt - to taste, without salt it’s bland
Cilantro - chopped, use as much or as little as you’d like
How to Choose the Best Ripe Avocados
Choosing the right avocado is essential. If it’s not ripe enough you may have a hard time slicing into the fruit and you will find that the taste is not desirable. On the other hand choosing an avocado with soft spots or one that’s too soft could mean that it’s browning on the inside. If you’re not familiar with choosing the perfect avocados don’t worry I’ve got you covered. Here are some things I look for when I’m looking for avocados to make this guacamole dip without onion.
- Flick off the stem, this is going to be the little brown nub at the top of the avocado. If it comes off easily and you see green underneath, the avocado is ripe. If you see brown underneath it could be overripe or not ripe yet.
- Don’t rely on color alone. There are so many varieties of avocado and they all turn different colors as they ripen. The most common type I see get darker as they ripen but that may not always be the case.
- Avoid dark marks and soft spots on the flesh. This may indicate browning on the inside of your avocado.
- Firmly grab the avocado, if it feels firm it may need a few days to ripen. If it feels firm but slightly soft it may be perfect to use that day or the next. Use this to choose the right avocado for when you plan on making the guacamole without onion.
- Consider buying the bulk bag. Since you need a total of 4 you’ll want all of them to ripen the same day. That’s usually what happens when you buy in bulk. Plus you may get a better price.
Why Make Guacamole without Onion?
Whether you realize it or not there are a lot of people who don’t like onion. They don’t like it raw or cooked. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve gone out to dinner with someone and they’ve ordered a meal without onion. It’s strange to me because I love onion and can’t imagine not cooking with it. So why make guacamole without onion? Well, it may appeal to more people if you’re having a big get together.
Something I found interesting is that the Ayurvedic diet recommends that you avoid eating excess onion. This is because onion, in this culture, is seen as making people irritable, agitated, and aggressive. Around the world onion is used more for medicinal purposes than food. Interesting right?
If you happen to be following this diet or from a part of the world that avoids excess onion then you can enjoy this delicious no onion guacamole. You may also want to cut back on the garlic since it’s believed that garlic has similar negative effects. This will still be a healthy and delicious snack without those ingredients!
How to Make Guacamole without Onion
Step 1: Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit. Score the avocados with a knife into cubes. Using a spoon, remove the flesh from the rind. Place the avocados in a bowl.
Step 2: Add chopped tomatoes, garlic, lemon, cumin, salt, and cilantro. Stir to combine all the ingredients. If you’re going for more of a chunky casero style, don’t over mix just leave chunky. If you want something creamer, use your spoon to press down on the avocado to mash it and stir more. It will eventually become a nice creamy texture. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
How to Eat Guacamole without Onion
There are so many ways to eat this guacamole without onion. Don’t think that using it as a dip is the only way because if you think like that, you’ll be limiting yourself to all the delicious possibilities!
As a dip — of course the most common way to eat guacamole is as a dip. Get creative with what you use, don’t limit yourself to just crunchy tortilla chips. Try the following instead!
- Bagel chips
On a sandwich or a wrap — skip the mayo and ketchup, choose guacamole instead. This gives your sandwich or wrap a boost in flavor and nutrition. My favorite sandwiches/wraps to add this guacamole without onion to is:
- Fresh turkey sandwich
- Veggie sandwich
- BLT sandwich
- Veggie wrap
- Southwest chicken wrap
Tacos or Burrito Bowls — you can get so creative with tacos or burrito bowls and they’re usually full of your favorite things, why not add guacamole next time you make them? Try adding it to these recipes:
- Crispy Chicken Fajitas
- Tofu Burrito Bowl
- Pork Carnitas
- Fish Tacos
How Long is Guacamole without Onion Good for?
As you might already know the minute you open that avocado it’s just a matter of time before the avocado turns brown. It doesn’t take much time at all. This prepared guacamole without onion is good in the fridge for around 2-5 days. In fact you’ll be lucky to make it to five days without it turning brown and losing its fresh flavor.
As it sits in the fridge You may notice some of the liquid separating, this is normal. Just give it a good stir and it’ll go back to being fresh. If you’re looking for ways to use it up check out how to eat the guacamole without onion for some delicious ideas!
How to Make Guacamole Last Longer
We all want guacamole to last longer and to keep it green. For so long I’ve been told that keeping the pit in the guacamole will help preserve the color and freshness. After trying this a few times, I’ve found that this doesn’t work the way I thought it would. The part around the pit stays fresh because those parts aren’t exposed to oxygen.
The most common way to keep the guacamole without onion fresh is by using water. It’s cheap and effective. Simply place the guacamole in an airtight container. Flatten the guacamole with a spoon creating an even surface and making sure to remove any air bubbles.
Add some water over top of the guacamole. Make sure to add enough water so that it’s about 1/2 inch up the sides. Add the lid to the airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to eat gently pour out the water. Stir the guacamole and you’re good to go!
Easy Guacamole without Onion
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1 roma tomato chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 lemon squeezed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- salt to taste
- handful of cilantro chopped
- Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit. Score the avocados with a knife into cubes. Using a spoon, remove the flesh from the rind. Place the avocados in a bowl.
- Add chopped tomatoes, garlic, lemon, cumin, salt, and cilantro. Stir to combine all the ingredients. If you’re going for more of a chunky casero style, don’t over mix. If you want something creamer, use your spoon to press down on the avocado to mash it and stir more. It will eventually become a nice creamy texture. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.