Kid Friendly 2-Ingredient Guacamole
When it comes to homemade guacamole, you can get as fancy as you like with seasonings and mix-ins. But I’m gonna show you how to make this simple 2 ingredient guacamole recipe to keep this nutritious dip kid friendly!
Traditional guacamole is a Mexican dip made of avocados, salt, and lime juice, but can often include red onion, cilantro, cumin, and other mix ins or seasonings. There are tons of fancy guacamole recipes out there, but the truth is, all you really need are naturally-delicious avocados and a pinch of salt to bring out their flavor, and optionally some lime or lemon juice.
Picky Eater Tip #1: Pair New Foods with a Familiar Dip!
If you have a picky eater who enjoys this easy guacamole recipe, pairing it with unfamiliar or less-liked foods may encourage them to give those foods a try! Check out my Picky Eater Strategies blog post for a deep dive into picky eaters and how we can all learn to love food more!
2-Ingredient Guacamole Ingredients
Avocado has a very distinct and unique flavor. It’s mild, creamy and buttery, and has a very subtle nutty, earthy flavor unlike any other ingredient! The mild flavor profile and rich texture makes it PERFECT as the base for many dips, guacamole included! Also, if your little one is into avocado and you want to have a little more fun, you’ll definitely want to check out my Goblin Guacamole Eyeballs!!
This may seem obvious, but it’s worth noting because salt doesn’t just make your guac taste salt. It also does SO much to balance flavors, and brings out the rich earthiness of the avocado. Even if you choose to go light on the salt, you won’t want to skip it!
Should I add lime juice to my guacamole?
If you want to enhance your homemade guacamole flavor even further, lime juice can be an excellent addition, and in fact, most guacamole recipes you find will include some kind of citrus that brighten the flavors up beautifully. Keep in mind this is technically a third ingredient (and an optional one!). You can also opt for lemon over lime if your little ones find it to be too bitter.
How to Make Kid-Friendly Guacamole
1 Add Your Ingredients to a Bowl
In a large mixing bowl, add avocados, salt, and lime juice (if desired). Don’t forget you can substitute lime for lemon juice here, or omit entirely!
2 Mash Your Avocados!
Using a masher, mash up your ripe avocados until they’re as chunky or smooth as you’d like, and mix well until the salt and (optional) lime juice are integrated. A fork will also work just as well if you don’t have a masher on hand!
3 Enjoy Your Delicious Homemade Guacamole!
You might not believe it, but that is literally it! Even without tons of spices and mix-ins, this simple guacamole still tastes so fresh and delicious. Better yet, one that kids will eat! And, fewer ingredients makes for easier prep. Win-win! I totally recommend serving this as a dip with raw veggies or crackers to sneak in some more wholesome nutrients.
Picky eater tip #2!
If your picky eater is into dips, then you’ll definitely want to check out my White Bean Honey Mustard Dip and my Kid Friendly Hummus without Tahini, or for more Mexican flavors, my Kid Friendly Non-Spicy Salsa! All of these recipes have simple flavors that picky eaters love, but can also help them to try something new!
Kid Friendly Dipper Ideas
Tasty dips can encourage kids (especially picky eaters) to try new foods. And, if you serve this 2-ingredient guacamole with some raw vegetable dippers like carrots or cherry tomatoes, it might just do the trick! Ultimately, you know your kid best, but this simple recipe may be a great way to introduce them to some unique flavors that they’re sure to love, and expand their eating horizons!
Kid Friendly 2 Ingredient Guacamole
- 2 ripe avocados
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ lime, juiced (optional, can skip for resistant eaters)
- In a large mixing bowl, add avocados, salt, and lime juice (if desired). Mash to combine.
- Feel free to make this 2 ingredient guacamole your own with some chopped onion, tomatoes, cilantro, or whatever you like!
- Yields ~2 cups guacamole.